Easy Vanilla Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Easy Vanilla Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Cream cheese frosting is a favorite of mine, especially when incorporating it into a vanilla cake from scratch.  I think it’s the highlight of the attached cake recipe , which also has fresh berries and a nice red, white and blue theme.  The recipe gets a lot of compliments, especially the frosting!   The 4th of July may have passed but it’s a very patriotic time with it being an exciting election year.  That plus everything going on in the world makes me more proud of America than ever before.




Cream cheese frosting recipes have been gaining traction, especially  Splenda cream cheese frosting recipes.  There’s good reason for it: it tastes great yet won’t spike your sugar intake.  This recipe uses  SPLENDA® Granulated which actually has a Made in America packaging… fits perfectly with my theme!  The blueberries and strawberries pep up the taste of this easy vanilla cake and definitely help out with the presentation.  I added a tad of kiwi and some flowers for presentation but those are optional.  I love the way these smaller cakes look, they are cute and are a great size for two people to share.


Along with being proud of the USA, as mentioned in many of my previous posts I make a concerted effort to buy Made In America products.  I trust products that are Made In America as they are of the highest quality and standards.  By purchasing them I am also helping to create and keep jobs here in the US.

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Easy Vanilla Cake Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Servings: 16
Author: Posh Journal
  • Vanilla Cake Layers
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cup SPLENDA® Granulated
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • Blueberries cherries and strawberries (quantity to your liking)
  1. Pre heat oven to 350F
  2. Grease an 8 inch round cake pan and dust it with flour
  3. In a bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt
  4. In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to mix the butter and Splenda. Add eggs one at a time, then add vanilla extract
  5. Add flour mixture from step 3, then add milk
  6. Pour the batter evenly into the pan
  7. Bake for about 30 minutes. Note: Butter cakes are done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Let it cool on a cooling rack for 10 minutes
  9. Apply frosting to top of cake, then add berries to your liking for added taste and presentation.
Splenda Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Author: Posh Journal
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons Splenda Granulated
  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 medium lemon juiced
  1. Beat softened butter and Splenda sweetener sugar blend
  2. Add cream cheese and mix well for about 2 minutes
  3. Add vanilla extract and lemon juice. Mix well

vanilla-cake-cream-cheese-frosting-recipe. Cream cheese frosting is a favorite of mine, especially when incorporating it into a vanilla cake from scratch. I think it’s the highlight of the attached cake recipe , which also has fresh berries and a nice red, white and blue theme.

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  • Reply
    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    Jul 28, 2016 at 10:45 am

    That has to be the yummiest cake I’ve ever seen. It is so incredibly fancy!

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    Terri Ramsey Beavers
    Jul 28, 2016 at 11:16 am

    That is one of the prettiest cakes I’ve seen yet. I want to try it for my next brunch and I hope mine looks half this good.

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    William Sweeney
    Jul 28, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    This is a beautiful cake!! I love fresh fruit, it really adds a lot of color to the cake.

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    Jul 29, 2016 at 4:58 am

    Omg this cake almost looks too
    Beautiful to eat!!!!! Must give this recipe a try!

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    Rebecca Swenor
    Jul 29, 2016 at 7:28 am

    This easy vanilla cake with cream cheese frosting does indeed look delicious. I don’t like cream cheese but my family does so I will have to try making this for them. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    Inspiring Kitchen
    Jul 29, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Aw, what a very pretty cake! I love the you used Splenda. I have to try this.

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    Bonnie @wemake7
    Jul 29, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Wow, I would love to have a piece of that cake right now. Looks perfect. Such pretty pictures of it.

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    Emma Spellman
    Jul 29, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    That is one of the most beautiful pictures of food I have ever seen. This frosting sounds really yummy!

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    Jul 30, 2016 at 5:49 am

    OMG!!! What a beautiful cake. Your picture is over the top!! The frosting sounds so good and something I would truly make. Thanks for sharing.

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    Jul 30, 2016 at 9:51 am

    This looks so DELISH! I don’t know if I could eat it, as the presentation looks beautiful. I would just admire it 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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    Jul 30, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Oh my gosh! That cake looks too pretty to eat. I don’t think I could without feeling guilty. It’s so beautiful.

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    Lisa Jones acouponaddict
    Jul 30, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    This Looks Amazing I Bet It’s So Very Yummy!

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    Eileen Mendoza Loya
    Jul 31, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Your cake looks so beautiful I would have to think twice if I should eat it or stare at it. Anyway, I am glad that this recipe uses Splenda. I will not be scared of elevated blood sugar levels and be able to enjoy the cake!

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    Jul 31, 2016 at 11:30 am

    The fact this has splenda in it makes my heart skip a beat! Having GD i have to limit the amount of sugar in my diet. this looks amazing so i need to give it a try!

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    Rebecca Swenor
    Jul 31, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    This sounds like a great dessert indeed for the family. I will have to try making this with the Splenda It taste just like you used sugar when baking with Splenda. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    Aug 1, 2016 at 7:46 am

    This recipe sounds so good. I haven’t tried cooking with splenda yet. Next time i make cookies i should give it a try.

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    Aug 1, 2016 at 8:28 am

    This looks like a super delicious idea, thanks for sharing! I really appreciate it and with birthdays coming up, I am making this!

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    Kristine Foley (@thefoleyfam)
    Aug 1, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    I love how you decorated it! Looks perfect for our next party!

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    Susan Quackenbush
    Aug 1, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    This has got to be one the best posts I’ve read today – anything dessert is my favorite! I really love the way it all comes together! Thank you for sharing!

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    Aug 2, 2016 at 9:20 am

    It’s so beautiful! I love the way you decorated it and I bet it tasty amazing too.

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