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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  • karen mella
    karen mella Day ago

    Can l used this cake recipe for a tres leches cake?

  • Derp Knuckles
    Derp Knuckles 9 days ago

    Hi yeah, I work as a photographer, been up for 13 years.
    Oh, please show me your cam collection
    Oh it's in the oven rn, just baking

  • Nadiya Gizele
    Nadiya Gizele 10 days ago +1

    omg her laugh lol 5:57

  • Mhd Labeeb
    Mhd Labeeb 13 days ago

    Maama plz show How to make fontant plzzz

  • moonlighttæ.
    moonlighttæ. 14 days ago

    pft the spatula casually being straighter that me 🤷

  • Magical Baking
    Magical Baking 14 days ago

    You are so awesome and funny that I can't even describe you ❤️❤️❤️😊😍😘you should do a collab with Rosanna Pansino🙏you are so beautiful and you are soooooooooooooo gooooooood at baking 😋🎂I love to bake and I will bake this vanilla cake to my brother birthday 🎉I love you so much ❤️

  • Traces Space
    Traces Space 15 days ago

    It looks like violet frosting

  • Anglica Edwards
    Anglica Edwards 18 days ago

    In this video u used 6 eggs and in the recipe u mentioned 4 does the recipe makes 6 pounds like u said in the video???????? I need this recipe to make my birthday cake 15th-06-2019

  • Marten Nash
    Marten Nash 21 day ago

    What does it mean about 'home temperature of butter?

  • chaithanya poola
    chaithanya poola 24 days ago

    Hi can i have the measurements in grams please

  • Juan Duran
    Juan Duran 28 days ago

    If you want to make your cake more white without the shortening and stuff like that I suggest you beat your eggs separately till your eggs turn white

  • TyQuan Harston
    TyQuan Harston Month ago +1

    Now crockes are back popular

  • Nikki B
    Nikki B Month ago

    Does this recipe work for cupcakes?

  • yenni lisnawati
    yenni lisnawati Month ago

    can u guys tell me how much grams is in a cup?there is different types of measuring cups so im confused

  • Tainan Alves
    Tainan Alves Month ago

    you're amazing, where are you from?

  • Gabby Jacunski
    Gabby Jacunski Month ago

    make a puppy cake

  • Jimena Vazquez
    Jimena Vazquez Month ago

    You make it look soo easy 😩

  • Jimena Vazquez
    Jimena Vazquez Month ago

    I failed sooo bad

  • Sandy Gonzalezz
    Sandy Gonzalezz Month ago

    I made my batch, but put them in cupcakes. They came out a bit bubbly on top?

  • Interesting Whatchamacallit

    She should be on cake wars

  • Taki's World
    Taki's World Month ago

    i always thought baking was both science and an art. but thats just me :p I LOVE your videos. i always pull eye nighters to watch your vids

  • Ezewuzie Adaeze
    Ezewuzie Adaeze 2 months ago


  • Karly Juarez
    Karly Juarez 2 months ago

    Hi, one question, is really hard to find unsalted butter here where I live, can I use salted butter and don't add any extra salt??

  • Kakashi_Approves
    Kakashi_Approves 2 months ago

    I made this cake yesterday and it didn't work out so well. My family said it tasted amazing but it didn't come out exactly right. I made one batch but it wasn't enough, so I made a second. Now this was too much, but I just went with it. I had it baking for an hour or more and it was still so jiggly and raw in the middle, and it fell. I covered it with foil so it wouldn't burn and put it back for like 30mins. The bottom and sides did not have a nice color and the bottom was a super light color and had a really slippery feeling. I don't know why this happened(it was probably because it was overfilled) but I guess I'll just have to change things next time.

  • Kelvin Cruz
    Kelvin Cruz 2 months ago

    I love you

  • Elizabeth O
    Elizabeth O 2 months ago +1

    How many layers of cake does it make? Is it 2 cakes like most recipes?? I really want to use this recipe for my Easter cake but I don't know how many cakes it makes

  • Tasnima Uddin
    Tasnima Uddin 2 months ago

    Could’ve said Fahrenheit or Celsius 🙄

  • pheona nazar-ali
    pheona nazar-ali 2 months ago

    Great one, I sure gonna try. Thank U.

  • Mishab ak Ak
    Mishab ak Ak 2 months ago

    Upload your butter cream Recipe plsss

  • Angelina _11
    Angelina _11 2 months ago

    how long does this cake last after baking and all that (fresh)

  • Dejoy Rosso
    Dejoy Rosso 2 months ago +2

    6:00 ur laugh omg lmaoo

  • Jacqueline Michel
    Jacqueline Michel 2 months ago +5

    Who came back from the future and got disappointed when Yolanda said this simple syrup bottle instead of Sir. Squeeze? 😂😂

  • Jeanne Desruisseau
    Jeanne Desruisseau 2 months ago

    so is this a doubled recipe or is there a mistake in the ingredient list .is it 4 eggs or 8?

  • halil ibrahim orucu
    halil ibrahim orucu 2 months ago

    that laughing at 2:14 😂😂 lmao

  • Shatakshi Tripathi
    Shatakshi Tripathi 2 months ago

    What is the best alternative for eggs???

  • Thomas Spurgeon
    Thomas Spurgeon 2 months ago

    That was so helpful!

  • Nourin Mohamed
    Nourin Mohamed 2 months ago

    Why didn't u say how much ingredients

  • shifa kashif
    shifa kashif 2 months ago

    Pleaese share your recepie in gms please

  • Robert Jones
    Robert Jones 2 months ago

    What is Kin Community

  • Natacha Osses Castillo
    Natacha Osses Castillo 2 months ago

    Yolanda! Tengo tantas preguntas y todas las respuestas estan en ingles! Como haces para que la masa de forrar torta quede con la consistencia para cerrar pas gritas?

  • How To Bake It
    How To Bake It 2 months ago


  • Jessica George
    Jessica George 3 months 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?

    • thomas
      thomas 2 months ago

      cupcakes and cakes are the same recipe. the only difference is cake tins and cupcake cases

  • Come Georgia Come Friends

    What are the amounts your using

  • Breeonna Oberg
    Breeonna Oberg 3 months ago

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

    • Cookin Wit A
      Cookin Wit A 3 months ago

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

    NOT YOUR CHANNEL 3 months 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 3 months ago

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

    • Leeman2006
      Leeman2006 2 months ago

      Abigail Tedros Carlyzagelv

    • Abigail Tedros
      Abigail Tedros 3 months ago

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

  • Karla Rios
    Karla Rios 3 months 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 4 months ago

    How long do you bake for cupcakes?

  • Hilah Al.lahem
    Hilah Al.lahem 4 months ago

    أين المقادير ؟ 😕

  • İpek
    İpek 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

  • alice evans
    alice evans 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

  • Jazmaritza Concepcion
    Jazmaritza Concepcion 4 months ago

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

    • Jazmaritza Concepcion
      Jazmaritza Concepcion 2 months ago +1

      @IncendioNox yes. I did the exact measurements. Idk what went wrong.

    • IncendioNox
      IncendioNox 2 months ago

      Jazmaritza Concepcion Hi, did you do the recipes exact measurements? Was it too much cake? Want to try this recipe but it's just too much. Happy baking :)

    • jessica ramos
      jessica ramos 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

  • Jessica Lehner
    Jessica Lehner 4 months ago

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

  • Maria DeJesus
    Maria DeJesus 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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?

    • Bella Love
      Bella Love 20 days ago

      Katie Zhang you have to keep mixing for like 30 minutes and it will eventually come together

  • angelofwales69
    angelofwales69 4 months 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 4 months ago

    2019 😂❤️

  • Luis Eulices
    Luis Eulices 5 months ago +1

    Beautiful cakes... in love with your job ❤️

  • Ms Shah
    Ms Shah 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 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 5 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 5 months ago

    love it, it's delicious

  • 4trips5
    4trips5 5 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 5 months ago

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

  • Carrie
    Carrie 5 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 4 months ago

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

  • Emma 0865
    Emma 0865 5 months ago

    Why can’t anyone give measurements

  • Malaz Hamid
    Malaz Hamid 5 months ago


  • Anders Trevi
    Anders Trevi 5 months ago

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

  • Joell 298
    Joell 298 5 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 5 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 5 months ago

    Who’s watching in 2019?

  • Rajashree Sooji
    Rajashree Sooji 5 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 5 months ago +3

    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 5 months ago

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

  • Angela Hardin
    Angela Hardin 5 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 5 months ago

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

  • Mahak Jain
    Mahak Jain 6 months ago

    Which company oven do you use?

  • Mehak Khan
    Mehak Khan 6 months ago

    At which level the cake is baked??

  • Tuba Beşkardeş
    Tuba Beşkardeş 6 months ago

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

  • Heroic Llama
    Heroic Llama 6 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..

    • ron llgn
      ron llgn 5 months ago

      Probably undermixed

  • caro namala
    caro namala 6 months ago

    That cake batter looks sooo amazing. Almost sinfully.

  • sophie
    sophie 6 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 6 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 🙏🏼😊💕

    • ron llgn
      ron llgn 5 months ago

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

  • david lee
    david lee 6 months ago

    You talk too much

  • Nadia Qassid
    Nadia Qassid 6 months ago

    Per favore mi po dare gli ingredienti base cake design

  • NaNa Marze
    NaNa Marze 6 months ago

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

    • ron llgn
      ron llgn 5 months ago

      Then don't add salt to the dry ingredients

    FATIMA EM 6 months ago

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

  • Samir Samir
    Samir Samir 6 months ago

    Ingredients please!

  • Nou Lee
    Nou Lee 6 months ago

    I would like this recipe in a smaller batch pls

  • My Cup Of TAE
    My Cup Of TAE 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago

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

  • Sri Wahyuni
    Sri Wahyuni 7 months ago

    Recipe please..