How To Make the PERFECT VANILLA CAKE - a step by step guide to the science of Baking!

  • Published on Nov 3, 2015
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  • Jessica George
    Jessica George 2 days ago

    I am a kid and I have interest in cooking. I tried it and it turned out really nice

  • knock knock spring lock

    Can this recipe be used for cupcakes?

  • Come Georgia Come Friends

    What are the amounts your using

  • Breeonna Oberg
    Breeonna Oberg 9 days ago

    Does the simple syrup make the cake wet? Or does it make the cake too sweet?

    • Cookin Wit A
      Cookin Wit A 8 days ago

      Breeonna Oberg not if you add “just enough”. It simply keeps it moist.

    NOT YOUR CHANNEL 10 days ago

    after baking if i frost the cake yes or no? is it must to freeze the cake after baking yes or no?

  • Leeman2006
    Leeman2006 19 days ago

    How to make the perfect VANILLA cake, yet the thumbnail is a RED VELVET cake.

    • Abigail Tedros
      Abigail Tedros 7 hours ago

      It just looks like that because of the caramelization of the edges.

  • Karla Rios
    Karla Rios 24 days ago

    So what if the flour it’s self rising, do I still have to add de baking powder and salt ?

  • Joy Abo
    Joy Abo 28 days ago

    How long do you bake for cupcakes?

  • Hilah Al.lahem
    Hilah Al.lahem Month ago

    أين المقادير ؟ 😕

  • İpek
    İpek Month ago

    i want to bake this cake on friday for a party on sunday. i am going to assemble it with buttercrem on saturday. should i level and simple syrup them on friday after they're cold or on saturday before putting on the buttercream? Thanks!

  • Hellokittybea
    Hellokittybea Month ago

    If I wanna add vanilla bean how much should I put 🤔?
    Please help

  • alice evans
    alice evans Month ago

    what if your stand mixer has different settings from a kitchen aid stand mixer? cuz my stand mixer doesn't have a stir setting and it's lowest setting goes a bit faster than a stir

  • peter291997
    peter291997 Month ago

    7:56 my friend quoted you today at this point while talking about his halfcast girlfriend

  • Jazmaritza Concepcion

    I made this cake but it was dry😩😩😭 tasted good but too dry. Maybe next time, I will try it with the simple syrup

    • jessica ramos
      jessica ramos Month ago

      +Jazmaritza Concepcion go to walmart and go to where the baking isle is at, where they have their wilton products. There's a cake leverler there for about $6-$7. Easiest thing ever. Slide the cake across the string and you have a leveled tiered

    • Jazmaritza Concepcion
      Jazmaritza Concepcion Month ago

      +jessica ramos Thank you. I do agree on the crumb part. I'm still having trouble with leveling the cake even like hers but I'll get there.

    • jessica ramos
      jessica ramos Month ago +1

      Supposed to be so you can stack, carve and the crumb is tighter. The simple sugar on top provides a bit of moister and makes it perfect

  • Krystal L
    Krystal L Month ago

    She makes it look so easy! I tried it and it looks so wonky 😩

  • Jessica Lehner
    Jessica Lehner Month ago

    How do you get your cakes to rise so much please I need help!

  • Maria DeJesus
    Maria DeJesus Month ago

    I follow this recipe to the T, but when it was done and cool off I took it off the pan and it was really oily from the butter, don't understand where I went wrong. I follow her book recipe for vanilla cake.I cut it and half some part where dark like you can see where the greasy butter was. That strange.

  • Lea Vaughn
    Lea Vaughn Month ago

    Do I have to double or triple the recipe to fill two 9" pans? The website doesn't specify how many lbs this makes.

  • Katie Zhang
    Katie Zhang Month ago

    I can't seem to make the italian meringue buttercream. I follow your steps exactly but then after I beat the egg whites to stiff peaks and add the sugar, when I add the butter, it gets super liquidy all of a sudden?

  • angelofwales69
    angelofwales69 Month ago

    Hi, I'm going to try to make this in a 12x16" rectangular cake tin. Can you tell me how long to bake it for please? Also are the tins in your book all 3" deep and should I double the recipe (as on page 24)? Thank you xx

  • Caroline
    Caroline Month ago

    2019 😂❤️

  • Luis Eulices
    Luis Eulices Month ago +1

    Beautiful cakes... in love with your job ❤️

  • Ms Shah
    Ms Shah Month ago

    Hi... Whenever I bake a cake that has butter in it and refrigerate it, it becomes dry... Can u tell me why that happens and how could it be prevented?

  • Karen Valenzuela
    Karen Valenzuela Month ago

    I'm not sure if your "perfect cake" was dense and hard because mine was! I follow every single step on this video and my cake didnt had a good flavor and it was really hard, I trusted this recipe and no body like the cake because it was hard. It wasn't soft and fluffy, are yours cakes hard and it's that what you sell?

  • shifa kashif
    shifa kashif 2 months ago

    Please yooo help me out your recepie is in cup we have different cups here can u please explain your cup size in grams for dry ingridents and for the butter please please please

  • Hannah Stites
    Hannah Stites 2 months ago

    Oh my goodness! This looks soo good! I can’t wait to make this. One question: can I use this same recipe for cupcakes?

  • SKY Line
    SKY Line 2 months ago

    love it, it's delicious

  • 4trips5
    4trips5 2 months ago

    Thank u Yolanda.. I tried your vabilla cake recipe and it came out superb... My son & hubby just loved it... infact when I made it for d 2nd time in some cake competition I stood 2nd.. everybody just loved it onfaft now I get orders also..
    This is best vanilla cake recipe I have ever tried...
    A big thank u YOLANDA

  • Invisible Me
    Invisible Me 2 months ago

    Hey Yolanda, I miss ur show on TV so much. Love from India

  • Carrie
    Carrie 2 months ago

    I think it’s crazy how your cakes come out soo perfect and beautiful and you didn’t even use non-stick spray or flour your pans! 🙄🤷🏻‍♀️ Love it though! 💕💕💕

    • jessica ramos
      jessica ramos Month ago

      Butter and wax paper. I do it and works everytime.

  • Emma 0865
    Emma 0865 2 months ago

    Why can’t anyone give measurements

  • Malaz Hamid
    Malaz Hamid 2 months ago


  • Anders Trevi
    Anders Trevi 2 months ago

    I wear Crocs at work too lol. I also work at a bakery

  • Joell 298
    Joell 298 2 months ago

    would have been so easy to make if it was in grams, dont have those measuring cups here in europe

  • Dexter Joaquino
    Dexter Joaquino 2 months ago

    vanilla cake with butter, does it taste more like butter cake than vanilla cake, maybe we can replace it with oil.

  • tweetyspecial
    tweetyspecial 2 months ago

    Who’s watching in 2019?

  • Rajashree Sooji
    Rajashree Sooji 2 months ago

    Hey I am inspired by you to bake cakes.... But can u make eggless sponge cake so that I can use it for a pastry (as am a vegetarian)

  • Caylin c
    Caylin c 2 months ago +1

    Make this cake !! You won’t be sorry ! The best recipe EVER. so easy to follow. Make sure you don’t cheat on any of the ingredients and you will get that beautiful cake you want. I made double this recipe for a birthday cake and it was a huge hit ! Thank you Yolanda for this recipe. A life saver 👌

  • Lea Vaughn
    Lea Vaughn 2 months ago

    What brand are these cake pans? It does not say on the website.

  • Angela Hardin
    Angela Hardin 2 months ago

    I am in the middle of making this cake and my kitchen smells soooo good!!! I noticed once i took the cake out, the middle starte to cave in whete i put my toothpick in???? Did i do something wrong, im waiting for them to cool down now....

  • Simple but cute
    Simple but cute 2 months ago

    Would you be able to replace the butter with oil in this recipe?

  • Mahak Jain
    Mahak Jain 2 months ago

    Which company oven do you use?

  • Mehak Khan
    Mehak Khan 2 months ago

    At which level the cake is baked??

  • Tuba Beşkardeş
    Tuba Beşkardeş 2 months ago

    For Turkish recipes subscribe my channel ! Every Sunday new video 🎞

  • Heroic Llama
    Heroic Llama 3 months ago

    Hi, could anybody help me , why sometime it came cracks for me, I let it set overnight, but it looks like sugar crust stay away from the rest of the sponge..

  • caro namala
    caro namala 3 months ago

    That cake batter looks sooo amazing. Almost sinfully.

  • sophie
    sophie 3 months ago

    Hi, any tips on storing the cake if I am making it a few days ahead? I need to make sure it is moist

  • Anj Pine
    Anj Pine 3 months ago

    Can I add coffee in this recipe to make it a mocha cake? If so, can you tell me how much should I add. Pleeeease. This recipe looks promising and I wanna try it and see if I can expand it to other flavors. Thank you soooo much 🙏🏼😊💕

    • Rorowlaku Rorokuro
      Rorowlaku Rorokuro 2 months ago

      You can add flavor to the buttercream instead and simple syrup these cakes with coffee simple syrup

  • david lee
    david lee 3 months ago

    You talk too much

  • Nadia Qassid
    Nadia Qassid 3 months ago

    Per favore mi po dare gli ingredienti base cake design

  • NaNa Marze
    NaNa Marze 3 months ago

    Can I use salter butter if I don’t have the unsalted one?

    FATIMA EM 3 months ago

    Very nice💓 ..l want tell me where you learn make the cake

  • Samir Samir
    Samir Samir 3 months ago

    Ingredients please!

  • Nou Lee
    Nou Lee 3 months ago

    I would like this recipe in a smaller batch pls

  • My Cup Of TAE
    My Cup Of TAE 3 months ago

    Would this recipe be enough for a 10x10 square cake tin? Or do I have to do less if so how much?

  • Dozycakes
    Dozycakes 3 months ago

    This is my go-to recipe since I began baking for clients. I love it and THANK YOU Yolanda! I’ve used this as a basic recipe and modified to create other flavors. I’m wondering if I can make a white cake from this basic recipe? Just minus the yolks?

  • Dominique Barker
    Dominique Barker 4 months ago

    How would you decrease the recipe if you only wanted to make 2 6 inch round cakes? Also, on her blog it doesn't say how many pounds the recipe is, so I don't know how to divide up that recipe. Any tips?

  • josy keully
    josy keully 4 months ago

    You’re so talented and also lovely and fun to watch. Thanks for sharing 💐

  • Sri Wahyuni
    Sri Wahyuni 4 months ago

    Recipe please..

  • Cristina Cortez
    Cristina Cortez 4 months ago

    I just tried this recipe and It was surprisingly moist and fluffy I thought it would be really dense because that’s how it looks in the video, so it was a nice surprise, I will be using the buttercream and simple syrup so it can taste just like Yolanda’s!

  • Ävin B
    Ävin B 4 months ago

    Just made this, forgot to put the milk in...😅well until next time

  • chris acayen
    chris acayen 4 months ago

    Your tips are very helpful for me. And i just loved how you say that baking is a science it should have a right measurements

  • DonutLover 101
    DonutLover 101 4 months ago

    I love all 4 people she mentioned at the end plus her!!!!

  • Shamsiya Noorul Quloob
    Shamsiya Noorul Quloob 4 months ago

    This turned out delicious. Thank you for the detailed instructions!

    AHHLANAH E 4 months ago

    i wish you would have gave the exact measurements😭🙁

  • Akimake-up
    Akimake-up 5 months ago

    It’s possible to have this recipe in gram please ?

  • Angelo Wilson
    Angelo Wilson 5 months ago

    Can i get the measurements in grams or cups.
    I cant understand pounds.

  • Monica Orantes
    Monica Orantes 5 months ago

    Were can I get all the measurements?

  • Omolola Simoyan
    Omolola Simoyan 5 months ago

    My first cake made from scratch. Nailed it! Thank you Yolanda!

  • SigPug TV
    SigPug TV 5 months ago

    Please reply what the measurement are for the ingredients!? Thx

  • Shahanas Ummer
    Shahanas Ummer 5 months ago +1

    Who else watching this in2018-2019

  • Judy Gomez
    Judy Gomez 5 months ago

    can oil be used instead of butter, if so, what would the measurement be?

  • Veronica Simpson
    Veronica Simpson 5 months ago

    Does it make it diffrent if you use margarine

  • Hammy_ Zoe
    Hammy_ Zoe 5 months ago

    Crocs!!! 😱😱😱

  • Cesar Ayala
    Cesar Ayala 5 months ago

    it better be a pretty pencil god damnit! >:[

  • Afshaaa Shah
    Afshaaa Shah 5 months ago

    Hi Yolanda ❤❤ this is the exact recipe that I was looking for. I tried it out it's my go to vanilla cake recipe now. Awesome..thanx for sharing... btw I loved crocs 😊😍

  • Gvnther Central Perk
    Gvnther Central Perk 5 months ago

    A review of the cake: It is downright delicious BUT be careful when stacking it because it is much too soft and very crumbly. I just wasted so much because the cake fell apart. If stacking, just level it and not torte anymore. However, there will be a lot of caramelization for taller cakes. This cake is delicious for sure, but why bake a cake that you need to remove the bottom of? So much wastage for bakers who don't make cake pops. But for a regular vanilla cake that is not for stacking, this cake is the way to go.

    • Rorowlaku Rorokuro
      Rorowlaku Rorokuro 2 months ago

      Chill before stacking and removing caramelization is for the purpose of having a beautiful white cake...they eat the leftover parts duh😂

    OHMY LOOL 5 months ago

    When this cake is on the fridge before his first icing, what with the cream? He should be on the fridge oraz in the room temperature?

  • itz han
    itz han 5 months ago

    I think you look a lot like Shameless Maya.

  • Liccurici
    Liccurici 6 months ago

    I made the cake, it was amazing soft and tasty before decorating it. I used your Italian meringue buttercream recipe, but when I cut it open the vanilla cake was not that soft anymore, even if I used syrup before. What went wrong?

  • Claudia Vargas
    Claudia Vargas 6 months ago

    Can we use this recipe for cupcakes as well?

  • •Rowen •
    •Rowen • 6 months ago +2

    anyone watching in 2021??

  • Khawla Bozidi
    Khawla Bozidi 6 months ago

    I nées the recepe in grams 😞😞😞

  • You don’t Know me
    You don’t Know me 6 months ago

    0:39 do you mean your going to show us not tell us? ❤️

  • Natasha Mitchell
    Natasha Mitchell 6 months ago

    Do u have a gluten free cake

  • bejinbutterfly
    bejinbutterfly 6 months ago +1

    i made this tonight. Great tasting cake!!!

  • tope toni
    tope toni 6 months ago

    what brand of fondant did u use? please I need to know as the ones here in uk is always tearing when covering cake, especially big cakes

  • Jennifer D. Lewis -DHS- SSC

    She is right; baking is a science. Unfortunately, some people will never be able to bake recipe or not; they don't follow directions well

  • Kimberly Quiles
    Kimberly Quiles 6 months ago

    Holaaa¡¡¡ Yolanda Gampp, greetings I would like you to take me out of a doubt in your vanilla cake recipe I can substitute milk for water ... Thank you I await your response.

  • liz lu
    liz lu 6 months ago

    Hi love ur cake vids this vanilla will be very yummy😜

  • The Browser Dot net
    The Browser Dot net 6 months ago +1

    I was looking for a small recipe now I’m going to do math

  • Jenny v3
    Jenny v3 6 months ago

    That is not the easiest way to cut parchment paper

  • sweet cakes by jp the kid

    wow that is very yummy

  • Gianna Santoro
    Gianna Santoro 6 months ago

    All of my products are nondairy, will it work ?(because when you are a kid you have to share what you bake with your sibling. My sibling can't have dairy)

  • Bob bob?
    Bob bob? 6 months ago

    I don’t like you bye

  • Muhammad Altaleb
    Muhammad Altaleb 6 months ago

    Please put the ingredients in grams 😘😘

  • ashley e
    ashley e 6 months ago

    You should make a giant croc cake 😂

  • Vandana Pareek
    Vandana Pareek 6 months ago

    Any replacement for eggs?

  • Rhi-Ennen Dewey
    Rhi-Ennen Dewey 6 months ago

    Yolanda where do you get your pans?

  • sumithra suresh
    sumithra suresh 6 months ago

    How long I can store butter cream