White Cake

picture22This weekend I made a baby shower cake for a former coworker of mine.  She requested a vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream, so I’m going to share my go-to white cake recipe with you today.  It is a pretty simple recipe, but it’s always moist and delicious!  You may notice in the pictures, I made a much larger recipe than this.  The recipe below is a good amount for one 9-10 inch cake.  I’ve included a link to my favorite buttercream also!


  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 cup Oil
  • 2 ea Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tsp White Vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda


Swiss Buttercream


Today I am going to share with you my favorite buttercream recipe.  There are four main styles of buttercream: American, Swiss, Italian, and French.  American buttercream is the most common, as it is the easiest to make…the other three recipes involve heating your sugar and making a meringue base.  This Swiss buttercream recipe is very creamy and rich…it is a bit more difficult to make than an American buttercream, but it is well worth it!  Not only does it taste way better, it is also softer and easier to smooth onto your cake.  But the best part about this recipe is that it can be easily flavored: you can whip in caramel sauce, melted chocolate, flavor extracts, fresh fruit, or even espresso.   Continue reading


picture16Today we’re making Grace’s Magic Cookies!  They are a combination of a sugar cookies, confetti cake, and vanilla whoopie pies.  These sandwich cookies would be a great treat for a birthday party, bake sale, or just a midnight snack.  I made a batch of these last night and had to send them to work with my boyfriend because they are addicting! Continue reading