Mexican Vanilla Buttermilk Cake

April  4, 2016
9 Ratings
  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Makes (2) 7 inch cake
Author Notes

This cake...is amazing, Rich Mexican vanilla took this buttermilk cake to another level of deliciousness. I shared this cake recipe on a lot of cake groups on Facebook and in return I received positive feedback. —Nakida Asson

What You'll Need
  • 2 cups Cake flour
  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 3 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 2 Large egg whites
  • 1 Whole egg
  • 1 1/2 cups Buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Mexican vanilla
  • 1 cup Softened Butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter two 7 inch-round cake pans and line the bottoms with parchment paper; butter the parchment paper and dust the pans with flour, tapping out the excess.
  2. Sift the flours, the baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl and set aside. Beat the butter, and the sugar in a large bowl with a mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Reduce the mixer speed to medium; beat in the egg and egg whites one one at a time, scaling down the bowl as needed. Beat in the Mexican Vanilla.
  3. Beat the flour mixture into the butter mixtures in 3 batches, alternating with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour, until just smooth.
  4. Divide the batter between the prepared pans. Bake until cakes are lightly golden on top and the centers spring back when pressed 25-30 minutes. Transfer to racks and let cool 10 minutes, the. Run a knife around the edge of the pans and turn the cakes out onto the racks to cool completely . Remove the parchment. Trim the tops of the cakes with a long serrated knife to make them level, if desired.

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8 Reviews

Eileen May 17, 2023
Giving the weights of dry ingredients in grams would be helpful.
[email protected] January 30, 2022
Maybe the original was incorrect, but my son & I made the version above. It was so delicious we didn't even ice it. We made another for the birthday cake and everyone lived it.
Blondie539 September 25, 2021
Followed this recipe to the T and it came out like soup. Maybe the 3 tsp of baking powder???
shannon D. June 29, 2019
What is the matter with you that 3 people have requested clarification on the vegetable shortening and there is nothing but silence on your end? This recipe is incomplete and sloppy. And I’m not impressed
Nakida A. June 30, 2019
Hello Shannon,

I’m so sorry! I’m just now receiving notification for this recipe. I have edited the instructions. Please forgive me. I hope you like this recipe as much I did!

Happy Baking!
Angie M. July 9, 2018
How much butter do you add
Lynn S. October 14, 2017
In the instructions it says to beat the butter and vegetable shortening and the sugar. However, there is not butter or shortening in the ingredients list. My son wants this cake for his birthday tomorrow. Is there some way for you to get back to me today about this?
Angie M. July 9, 2018
How much butter do you add