Golden Vanilla Cake + Chocolate Buttercream Frosting (Vegan)

Firstly, someone drank my entire cup of coffee, like what????

Secondly, please do not ask me who’s birthday it is/was. Seriously, you’d think my family would have figured out by now that I sometimes get the random urge to make an unnecessarily large, lovely, and delicious cake for absolutely no good reason at all. Yes, well apparently they haven’t because I think I got asked why I was making this cake about two dozen times by various people the day that I was working on it.

So I actually did have a good reason to make it though, I felt it was a huge gap missing from my recipe list. I realized the other day that I have never shared just a basic and simple yellow cake with you guys. What’s wrong with me? It’s such a classic favorite flavor for a birthday cake so I clearly needed to have one. I made tons of cakes throughout January (i.e. this wedding cake, and this birthday cake to name a few). and already in February I’ve made my nephew Ryder’s birthday cake, plus there’s the cake I’m planning to make for my sis Jenya tomorrow. Hers will probably be similar to the overload cake from last year, minus the cheesecake and with even more chocolate.

See what I meant when I told you guys about birthday season in my family? It’s craziness. But anyway, with all these cakes I think I must have started a chain reaction or something where I simply need to bake them. It’s like I can’t stop and my day feels incomplete if I haven’t baked a cake. #foodbloggerproblems

Okay, you might be wondering, what’s the difference between a yellow cake versus a plain vanilla cake or a white cake? Well, a plain vanilla cake typically uses whole eggs which gives it that mild creamy yellow color, whereas a golden (aka “yellow” or “butter”) cake usually is made with just the egg yolks and then a white cake like the kind you’ll see at most weddings is made with just the egg whites. It’s hard to say which one I’d choose if given the option between the three because they are definitely a mood thing for me and I like them all. What about you?

I hope this can become a new favorite recipe for you and your family. It’s something that always brightens my day when I hear from someone who’s enjoying a recipe from this little blog. Thanks guys for being so supportive!


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