Homemade Vanilla Semi-Naked Cake has a delicious flavor that is sure to tantalize your taste buds. It has a soft, tight-crumbed vanilla sponge texture with a perfectly sweet vanilla buttercream. The cake itself is decadent and moist, making it the perfect accompaniment to any celebration. This recipe is sponsored by Spice Islands. All views expressed are that of our own.
Homemade Vanilla Semi-Naked Cake
Have you been looking for a delicious new recipe to add to your baking repertoire? Look no further than this delicious homemade vanilla semi-naked cake! This classic dessert is perfect for any occasion—from birthdays, weddings, or just an ordinary weeknight. Whether you’re a novice baker or have years of experience in the kitchen, making this heavenly treat has never been easier. With simple instructions and quality ingredients, creating this delightfully easy vanilla semi-naked cake will be as effortless as savoring its sweet taste.
If you’re ready to indulge in a freshly made, deliciously scrumptious, homemade vanilla semi-naked cake, then gather your ingredients, and let’s get started! This aesthetically pleasing take on the traditional classic vanilla cake is sure to tantalize both the eyes and taste buds. Your homemade masterpiece will make all your friends jealous with its perfectly baked layers of moist vanilla sponge coupled with delectable cream fillings.
While you don’t need any previous baking experience to make this dreamy confection from scratch, you will need essential ingredients like: eggs, all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, unsalted butter, sour cream, salt, baking powder, milk and good quality natural vanilla extract. We prefer Spice Islands Pure Vanilla Extract because it produces consistently delicious flavors.
Baking with Spice Islands Vanilla Extract
Spice Islands Vanilla Extract is a superior baking ingredient for a variety of reasons. Firstly, it uses only the finest ingredients – handpicked vanilla beans from Madagascar and Tahiti – to create a full-bodied flavor that complements any recipe. Another advantage of using this extract is that it can be used in both cold and hot recipes, providing consistent results every time. Finally, Spice Islands Vanilla Extract contains no artificial flavors or preservatives so you can enjoy the pure taste of vanilla without worrying about chemicals. Whether you want to make cookies, cakes, ice cream, or any other treat, Spice Islands Vanilla Extract is the perfect choice!
Make the Perfect Vanilla Sponge Cake
Making the perfect vanilla sponge cake can be a daunting task, but with the right tips and techniques, you too can bake a moist and buttery treat that melts in your mouth. This delicious classic starts from scratch with real ingredients – no box mixes here! Start off by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Then, grease three six-inch round stainless-steel pans and line the bottom with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk the salt, flour, and baking powder; set aside.
Using a handheld or stand mixer, cream together the butter, sugar, sour cream, and vanilla extract for 2 minutes until fluffy.
Add the eggs to the wet ingredients and combine. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and reduce mixer speed to low. Mix until just combined.
Portion out the mixture into the prepped pans then bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Allow cake to cool completely before frosting step.
Make High-Quality Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
Preparing the frosting for your homemade Vanilla Semi-Naked Cake is a breeze. You’ll need to first allow the unsalted butter to reach room temperature so that it creams and mixes easily with the powdered sugar. Adding Spice Islands high-quality pure vanilla extract will give you a flavor that truly shines – bringing out the deliciousness of your cake.
Using the careful technique, such as creaming the butter first before adding in the extract and powdered sugar, will ensure quality ingredients combine seamlessly resulting in a frosting worthy of your scrumptious homemade treat.
With these simple steps, you can master the art of an incredible homemade vanilla semi-naked cake. Sure to be a memorable treat that all your guests will love! Now that you know how to make the perfect one-of-a-kind vanilla sponge cake and prepare all the ingredients for a delicious frosting, the only thing left to do is decorate it. Whether it’s with fresh berries, cookie crumbles or dry/edible flowers, let your imagination wild when finishing off this tasty masterpiece!
So be sure to try out this classic recipe and see for yourself just how amazing this delectable homemade vanilla semi-naked cake is! As you can see this cake is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s for a holiday gathering or an evening dessert party, you won’t regret creating an unforgettable flavor experience with this delicious treat!
Storing this Cake
- Since this cake is made with butter it needs to be refrigerated for food safety purposes.
- Store the cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- If you want to store the cake for longer, you can freeze it for up to 2 months.
- When you’re ready to eat the cake, let it thaw at room temperature for a few hours before serving.
- You can also frost the cake before storing it. This will help to keep it moist and fresh.
- If you’re storing the cake in a cake dome, make sure to remove the dome before serving. This will help to prevent the cake from getting soggy.
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Homemade Vanilla Semi-Naked Cake
- oven adjusted to center rack position
- (3) 8 inch round stainless steel cake pans
- Hand Mixer
- stand mixer fitted with whisk attachments
- rubber spatula
- Measuring cups and spoons
- offset cake spatula
- cake pad
- buttercream frosting scraper
- rotating cake stand
- cake storage container
Vanilla Sponge Cake
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1½ cups granulated sugar
- ¾ cup unsalted butter room temperature
- 4 large eggs room temperature
- ⅓ cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon Spice Islands Pure Vanilla Extract
- 2 cups unsalted butter room temperature
- 9 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons Spice Islands Pure Vanilla Extract
- ⅔ cup whole milk
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
Vanilla Sponge Cake
- Preheat oven to 350℉.
- Grease three six-inch round stainless-steel pans and line the bottom with parchment paper. Soak cake strips for 10- minutes in water and then fit them to the cake pans. This prevents uneven cake layers.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the salt, flour, and baking powder; set aside.
- Using a handheld or stand mixer, cream together the butter, sugar, sour cream, and Spice Islands Pure Vanilla Extract for 2 minutes until fluffy.
- Add the eggs to the wet ingredients and combine. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and reduce mixer speed to low. Mix until just combined.
- Divide the mixture even into the three prepared pans.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown on top and springy to the touch.
- Allow layers to cool for 90 minutes and then carefully remove them from the pan and peel off the parchment paper layer. Cake should feel cool to the touch before frosting.
- Add butter to a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Cream until fluffy, about a minute.
- Reduce speed and slowly add the powdered sugar, extract, and milk.
- Whip until fluffy and fully combined scraping down the bowl sides as needed.
- To frost, add a small amount of frosting to a cake pad followed by the base cake layer. Wipe away any loose cake crumbs.
- Add one cup of frosting on the layer and spread using an offset cake spatula. Spread evenly and then add the next cake layer; repeat until all layers are added.
- Add a small amount of frosting to the cake icing smoother. Use this to fill any gaps in the layers. Carefully rotate cake to fill in any gaps. Smooth as you go to achieve the semi-naked cake look.
- Add toppings such as dried or edible flowers, candies, etc.
- Store cake in cake server until ready to enjoy!
Shadi Hasanzadenemati says
Love how easy this recipe is. Can’t wait to try it this weekend.thank you for the recipe!
Shadi Hasanzadenemati says
I’m always ready for a delicious dessert! Can’t wait to make it this weekend!
I can’t tell you how much I love this! Regular cake has too much frosting for me, but naked cake doesn’t have enough. This is perfection!
This is beautiful! I love it so much!
This cake is perfection! I’m not a big fan of icing, so I love the semi-naked style.
This is such a beautiful cake! I showed my teen daughter and we are debating who is going to make it! Thanks for sharing this recipe!