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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  • shifa kashif
    shifa kashif 13 hours 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 Day 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 Day ago

    love it, it's delicious

  • 4trips5
    4trips5 3 days 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 13 days ago

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

  • Carrie
    Carrie 13 days 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! 💕💕💕

  • Emma 0865
    Emma 0865 13 days ago

    Why can’t anyone give measurements

  • Malaz Hamid
    Malaz Hamid 15 days ago


  • Anders Trevi
    Anders Trevi 16 days ago

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

  • Joell 298
    Joell 298 17 days 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 18 days ago

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

  • tweetyspecial
    tweetyspecial 19 days ago

    Who’s watching in 2019?

  • Rajashree Sooji
    Rajashree Sooji 20 days 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)

  • CAYLA c
    CAYLA c 21 day 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 22 days ago

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

  • Angela Hardin
    Angela Hardin 23 days 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 23 days ago

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

  • Mahak Jain
    Mahak Jain 25 days ago

    Which company oven do you use?

  • Mehak Khan
    Mehak Khan 27 days ago

    At which level the cake is baked??

  • Tuba Beşkardeş
    Tuba Beşkardeş 27 days ago

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

  • Heroic Llama
    Heroic Llama 29 days 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 Month ago

    That cake batter looks sooo amazing. Almost sinfully.

  • sophie
    sophie Month 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 Month 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 14 days ago

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

  • david lee
    david lee Month ago

    You talk too much

  • Nadia Qassid
    Nadia Qassid Month ago

    Per favore mi po dare gli ingredienti base cake design

  • NaNa Marze
    NaNa Marze Month ago

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

    FATIMA EM Month ago

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

  • Samir Samir
    Samir Samir Month ago

    Ingredients please!

  • Nou Lee
    Nou Lee Month ago

    I would like this recipe in a smaller batch pls

  • My Cup Of TAE
    My Cup Of TAE Month 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 Month 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 2 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 2 months ago

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

  • Sri Wahyuni
    Sri Wahyuni 2 months ago

    Recipe please..

  • Cristina Cortez
    Cristina Cortez 2 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 2 months ago

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

  • chris acayen
    chris acayen 2 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 2 months ago

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

  • Shamsiya Noorul Quloob
    Shamsiya Noorul Quloob 2 months ago

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

    AHHLANAH E 2 months ago

    i wish you would have gave the exact measurements😭🙁

  • Akimake-up
    Akimake-up 2 months ago

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

  • Angelo Wilson
    Angelo Wilson 3 months ago

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

  • Monica Orantes
    Monica Orantes 3 months ago

    Were can I get all the measurements?

  • Omolola Simoyan
    Omolola Simoyan 3 months ago

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

  • SigPug TV
    SigPug TV 3 months ago

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

  • Shahanas Ummer
    Shahanas Ummer 3 months ago

    Who else watching this in2018-2019

  • Judy Gomez
    Judy Gomez 3 months ago

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

  • Veronica Simpson
    Veronica Simpson 3 months ago

    Does it make it diffrent if you use margarine

  • Zoe McKenzie
    Zoe McKenzie 3 months ago

    Crocs!!! 😱😱😱

  • Cesar Ayala
    Cesar Ayala 3 months ago

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

  • Afshaaa Shah
    Afshaaa Shah 3 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 3 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 14 days 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 3 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 3 months ago

    I think you look a lot like Shameless Maya.

  • Liccurici
    Liccurici 3 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 4 months ago

    Can we use this recipe for cupcakes as well?

  • •Rowen •
    •Rowen • 4 months ago +2

    anyone watching in 2021??

  • Khawla Bozidi
    Khawla Bozidi 4 months ago

    I nées the recepe in grams 😞😞😞

  • Georgia Freeland
    Georgia Freeland 4 months ago

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

  • Natasha Mitchell
    Natasha Mitchell 4 months ago

    Do u have a gluten free cake

  • bejinbutterfly
    bejinbutterfly 4 months ago +1

    i made this tonight. Great tasting cake!!!

  • tope toni
    tope toni 4 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 4 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 4 months ago

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

  • The Browser Dot net
    The Browser Dot net 4 months ago +1

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

  • Jenny v3
    Jenny v3 4 months ago

    That is not the easiest way to cut parchment paper

    JAN PIERRE EGPAS IROMA 4 months ago

    wow that is very yummy

  • Gianna Santoro
    Gianna Santoro 4 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)

  • Lizzie Smith
    Lizzie Smith 4 months ago

    I don’t like you bye

  • Dehka Safra
    Dehka Safra 4 months ago

    Please put the ingredients in grams 😘😘

  • ashley e
    ashley e 4 months ago

    You should make a giant croc cake 😂

  • Vandana Pareek
    Vandana Pareek 4 months ago

    Any replacement for eggs?

  • Rhi-Ennen Dewey
    Rhi-Ennen Dewey 4 months ago

    Yolanda where do you get your pans?

  • sumithra suresh
    sumithra suresh 4 months ago

    How long I can store butter cream

  • Natasha Mitchell
    Natasha Mitchell 4 months ago

    Yolanda plz help..why do my buttercream slide around under my fondant when im smoothing it out. I have my cakes chilled and the fridge and its dry to the touch before i put the fondant. What am i doing wrong

  • Asra Fathima
    Asra Fathima 5 months ago

    I can't understand I can't understand you are mental crack lazy girl

  • Taniel
    Taniel 5 months ago +2

    What was that laugh at 2:14 😂😂😂😂

  • Joanna Army
    Joanna Army 5 months ago

    Can you add a little bit of cinnamon to it?😍

    • Lia
      Lia 4 months ago

      Joanna Army add whatever ya want :P

  • Stoney West
    Stoney West 5 months ago

    your cake looks perfect

  • Mslovelyshot Mrs. Dawn
    Mslovelyshot Mrs. Dawn 5 months ago

    She is so pretty and so likable and cake. I subscribed

  • Anna Jochnick
    Anna Jochnick 5 months ago

    That's cake!

  • Rene De Leon
    Rene De Leon 5 months ago

    omg, first video i've ever watched from you... I'M A FAN!!! OMG!!!

  • Choco
    Choco 5 months ago

    Is this cake strong enough for a two tear cake?

  • Khadija Alano
    Khadija Alano 5 months ago

    How many standard sized cupcakes can this recipe make? :)

  • Alley Arnez
    Alley Arnez 5 months ago

    Yolanda... on this video for your vanilla cake recipe, it appears that you are adding 6 eggs. Well your written recipe only calls asking for 4 eggs. Which is it? Also is this a heavy cake?

  • Chloe Chnag
    Chloe Chnag 5 months ago

    I love ur cake but can make a rainbow cake

  • Rona Kataev
    Rona Kataev 5 months ago

    Hey there I remember making this cake and it cane out amazing but why on your website it has less amount for the ingredients? Can you please tell me how much you used here? How many eggs , flour and butter and so as the rest

    • Courtney Simmons
      Courtney Simmons 4 months ago

      I believe she doubled the recipe. Looks like she added 8 eggs instead of the 4 listed on the blog

  • Beth Thomas
    Beth Thomas 5 months ago

    I miss this old HTCI. The new way is just so commercial and fake :(

  • MissNickkieJ
    MissNickkieJ 5 months ago

    U have beautiful hair

  • 13jeac
    13jeac 5 months ago

    Sorry pls , the cakes are supposed to taste kind of buttery? I did another recipe and I'm not sure about it, and pls what's the difference in making it with white sugar and brown sugar. Thanks for the answer.

  • Othman Sharif
    Othman Sharif 5 months ago

    i love the cakes you mack and i like you and i subscribed and liked

  • That's the play, period

    Nothing is perfect, only Death the kid is.

  • ashley plummer
    ashley plummer 5 months ago

    How long should this bake

  • chantelle geiger
    chantelle geiger 5 months ago

    So I have baked your vanilla cake a bunch of times now and it usually works great however the last few times Im having issues... maybe you can help... my current issue is the outside is cooking faster then the inside and is browning a lot. the inside is still raw and the outside dark brown... any ideas how to stop that. Im baking at 350 on convection

  • Pavithra Shaji
    Pavithra Shaji 5 months ago

    This has been my go-to vanilla cake recipe for years!!!!

  • refilwe palesa Chilisa
    refilwe palesa Chilisa 5 months ago

    Hey Yo.. quick one ! Do you have this in grams maybe? I'll like to give it a try...

    DJAMS 5 months ago

    Has anyone used this recipe to make cupcakes?? How much batter would you need for 50 cupcakes??

  • FallenAngel
    FallenAngel 5 months ago +2

    Wouldn't it be amazing if you made your own cooking show!?