Buttery Vanilla Birthday Cake

 

When I think birthdays, I think 2 things; presents and cake!! Two of my favorite things! I don't think I have to say anything about presents, but I do have something to say about cake. I. Love. Cake. I know I've said it before, but I am going to state it again. I truly cannot understand anyone

What you will need

3 cups (14 ounces) all purpose flour

1¾ cups (12.25 ounces) granulated sugar

2½ teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened, cut into small cubes

4 eggs

1 cup (8 ounces) milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1½ cups butter, at room temperature

3 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted

Pinch of salt

1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise (optional)

2 tbsp. heavy cream

1 tbsp. vanilla extract

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