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Fluffy Vanilla Cake Recipe

Fluffy Vanilla Cake Recipe made from scratch with cake flour, vanilla yogurt, and egg whites. Moist and fluffy homemade vanilla cake!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Author Jenn


  • 2 Cups (250 g) Cake Flour
  • 1 Cup (125 g) All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 6 Tbsp Unsalted Butter softened
  • 1 ½ Cups (300 grams) Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup (240 ml) Milk 2% or Whole
  • ½ Cup (120 g) Vanilla Yogurt
  • 6 Egg Whites room temperature


  • Preheat Oven to 350 F (176 C) and prepare three 6 inch cake pans with baking spray, then line the bottom with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl hand whisk together sifted flours, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Using a hand mixer and a large bowl cream together softened butter and sugar. (You can also use a stand mixer with paddle attachment. You will just have to transfer the batter from to a separate bowl to use the stand mixer for whipping egg whites.)
  • Add vanilla, milk, and yogurt. Mix until incorporated.
  • Spoon in flour mixture and mix until a smooth batter is formed.
  • Next, add egg whites to bowl of stand mixer and whip in medium high for 6-8 minutes until stiff peaks form. ( You can whip you egg whites in the stand mixer, while you make the cake batter using a hand mixer in separate bowl to save time.)
  • Gently fold stiff egg whites into cake batter a third at a time until fully incorporated. (Do not stir.)
  • Measure and divide cake batter evenly into the three prepared pans.
  • Bake on the middle rack for 35-40 minutes until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with small crumbs.
  • Let cakes cool completely on rack before removing from pans.


They may have a very small dome, so feel free to level before assembling layer cake. If using a 9 X 13 sheet cake pan, simply decorate with frosting of choice and serve.