Vanilla Snacking Cake

A soft vanilla cake topped with pretty pink frosting and topped with some colorful sprinkles.

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To me, everything is better with a dash of soft pink!

The world looks better when you put on a pair of rose colored glasses.

Unwinding from a long day with a glass of your favorite Rosé does wonders.

Wearing pink clothing will make you feel pretty.

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Most importantly — baking a delicious pink cake is really the best thing to put you in a good mood.

If you’re going through a rough time or just need some good ‘ole pick-me-up love for the day, then it’s time to make this Vanilla Snacking Cake with the cheeriest pink frosting.

It will instantly brighten your mood and put a smile on your face!

Making this cake will also help keep the sunshine glowing through the fall months!

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Vanilla Snacking Cake

  • Servings: 9
  • Difficulty: easy
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By: Sheila | Sweet Baked LifeVanilla Snack Cake-1 Thumbnail


For the Cake:

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla powder (optional)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk

For the Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2-4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla powder (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2-4 tablespoons heavy cream (or milk)
  • 1 drop of pink food coloring gel ()or any color of your choice)
  • Sprinkles for garnish (optional and your choice)


  1. Preheat your oven to 360 degrees. Prepare a 8×8-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Into a medium bowl, add the flour, baking powder, vanilla powder (optional) and salt. Whisk until combined and set aside.
  3. Into a large bowl, add the butter and sugars and whisk until well incorporated. Add the egg and whisk until fully incorporated, then add the vanilla and whisk until blended. Add 1/3 the dry ingredients and mix, then add 1/3 of the milk and mix, then repeat ending with the milk. Stir until just combined.
  4. Pen pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown and when you insert a toothpick into the center it comes out clean. Cool the cake completely on a wire rack before frosting.
  5. When the cake is cool make the frosting: combine the butter into a large bowl of a stand mixer, beat on medium-high speed until light – about 5 minutes. With the mixer on low, add the vanilla powder (optional), confectioners sugar, vanilla extract and about 2 tablespoons of the heavy cream. Beat on medium-high for about 5 minutes. If the mixture is too thick add additional milk, if too runny add more confectioners sugar. Then, add the food coloring of your choice and beat until incorporated.
  6. Scoop the frosting onto the top of the cake and spread to an even layer with a small offset spatula. Top with sprinkles, cut and enjoy!

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Come on — whip up this Vanilla Snacking Cake for a big dose of happiness in every slice!




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