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Basic White Cake

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Basic White Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for the pans
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened, plus more for the pans
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk , or 1 cup whole milk mixed with 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
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