Mi Huerta Market
By Sarah Chovanetz
Mexican Vanilla Cake
What better recipe to share than one that involves using the ingredient we are so passionate about! This recipe is simple yet contains one special ingredient that makes it stick out from your regular dessert. It is none other than Mexican Vanilla Cake. This recipe is often duplicated but it does not have the taste it deserves. This is because the ingredients used are not authentic. They are imitation ingredients that make their version of this traditional dessert way less appetizing. Make sure you use our authentic and Kosher vanilla extract whenever cooking or baking recipes that contain vanilla. You will be glad you did.
Don’t forget you are also going to create a homemade vanilla frosting that will also be just as yummy. I promise this cake will become a staple whenever you have special events going forward. It is just too good to pass up and your family will ask for it anyway!
MEXICAN VANILLA CAKE
2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened
3 cups flour, sifted
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup whole milk
1 tbsp Mi Huerta Vanilla Extract
2 tsp ground cinnamon
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350F & grease 2, 8in round cake pans
Step 2: Cream the butter until light and soft. Add sugar slowly; mix until fluffy. Add in our Mi Huerta vanilla and mix until incorporated.
Step 3: In separate bowl sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon & salt.
Step 4: Alternately add dry mix and milk to the butter sugar mix, until blended.
Step 5: Pour into your greased pan of choice; bake for 30 minutes. Cake will be done when light golden on top and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
For Vanilla Frosting
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon Mi Huerta Vanilla Extract
1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream
In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 more minute, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.
Once you have made the icing go ahead and spread it onto the cake once it has cooled. Grab some milk or coffee and some forks! It’s going to be one delightful bite after another!