Vanilla Cake Recipe High Altitude

This recipe for vanilla cake high altitude is the perfect recipe for a moist, tender and delicious cake. With this recipe, you can bake a moist vanilla cake perfect for a birthday party or any other occasion.

Sugary frosting on top is optional. You can also use this high-altitude vanilla cake recipe for layer cakes like lemon or chocolate.

These recipes are helpful because you’ll use the cake mix and make an entirely different dessert.

How To Prepare Vanilla Cake Recipe High Altitude?

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Serving Size: 10 slices

Vanilla Cake Recipe High Altitude
Vanilla Cake Recipe High Altitude


  • Mixer/Whisk
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Spatula


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg, large and yolk separated into two different bowls
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk

For The Frosting:

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Making Method:

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

Step 2: Sift together the flour, baking powder and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Set aside.

Step 3: Cream the butter and sugar until well-mixed in another bowl. Beat in egg yolk until well beaten. Stir in vanilla extract and mix well with a spatula or a whisk.

Step 4: Add half of the dry ingredients to the creamed butter and sugar mixture. Beat until well-mixed.

Step 5: Stir in milk and mix until well-blended. Add remaining dry ingredients and mix until well mixed.

Step 6: Place egg whites in a small bowl, and beat them until they are fluffy and form stiff peaks.

Step 7: Gently fold egg whites into the cake batter mixture with a fork or spatula.

Step 8: Pour cake batter into a prepared and greased miniature bundt pan. Bake for about 40 minutes.

Step 9: Remove the cake from the oven after it has been there for about 30-40 minutes. Check to see if the cake is made by inserting a toothpick into the centre of the cake.

You can put it on a cooling rack if it comes out clean. Otherwise, keep baking the cake until it is done.

Step 10: Let it cool completely before frosting or decorating it with icing.

Prepare Frosting:

Step 1: Put powdered sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Stir to mix well.

Step 2: Pour milk into the powdered sugar mixture, and stir until well mixed.

Step 3: Add more milk if the mixture is too thick, or add more powdered sugar if it’s too thin.

Step 4: Use a spatula or a whisk to frost the cake.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 172
  • Calories from fat: 78
  • Fat: 8 grams
  • Saturated fat: 5 grams
  • Cholesterol: 14 milligrams
  • Sodium: 103 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates: 25 grams
  • Fibre: 0.3 gram
  • Protein: 2 grams

How Do You Adjust A Cake Recipe For High Altitude?

Adjusting the recipe to a higher altitude will require some adjustments. You can do so by using lower-fat or nonfat powdered sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.

While nonfat powdered sugar labelled as “powdered nonfat sweetened” is better than no powdered sugar, you can still use regular granulated white sugar.

I made this vanilla cake recipe high altitude using white granulated sugar, as I live at a lower altitude than sea level. This cake turned out the light and fluffy, moist inside with a crisp crust on top

What Temperature Do You Bake A Cake At High Altitude?

You can bake a cake at a high altitude by adjusting the temperature that you use for baking. Usually, people living in lower-altitude areas, such as sea level, should bake at 350°F.

However, if you live in an area up to 2000 meters above sea level, then the temperature you should set your oven to is about 325°F.

How Much Flour Do I Add To High Altitude?

If you want your cake to be moist and light, you should add 2 extra tablespoons of flour for every cup of flour in the basic cake recipe you are using.

You can use a whisk or a fork to mix the extra flour with the rest of the dry ingredients.

Do You Need To Adjust The Cake Mix For High Altitude?

Adjusting cake mix for high altitude is not necessary. However, you can put regular or instant nonfat powdered sugar, reduced or low-fat milk, and fat-free vanilla yoghurt in the cake instead of the creamed butter and sugar.

You can still use all-purpose flour, but you can also choose self-rising flour as it’s already mixed with baking powder.

Best Ideas For Store

This cake is best served inside a plastic container, as it will stay moist for quite a while. You can keep the cake in the freezer to avoid it getting soggy or mouldy.

If you have leftovers, you can freeze them in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

You can add extra frosting and put them in a refrigerator after their freeze-thaw cycles, and they will be just as good as they were before the freeze-thaw cycle.


This cake is so delicious and moist. The vanilla flavour is not too strong and is the perfect base for whipped cream or frosting.

This recipe can be adjusted to high altitudes, which means it can be baked in any home with a regular or convection oven.

You don’t need to use extra flour anymore, which means you’ll be able to save money in making this cake. You can serve this for any occasion, such as birthdays, holidays and celebrations.


Can I Make This Recipe With Gluten-Free Flour?

You can make this recipe with gluten-free flour. Substitute the all-purpose flour in this recipe with an equal amount of gluten-free baking mix, such as Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Baking Flour

Can I Make This Recipe With Gluten-Free Flour?

If you don’t like the taste of vanilla or if it’s unavailable in your area, you can change it for any other extract flavour you want.

What Can I Substitute For The Buttermilk?

If you dislike buttermilk, you can substitute it with the same amount of milk and a 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.