Make a TODAY Sunrise Cake! Help us party for 100K on Pinterest Nbc

Thanks to all our fans who helped us hit our Pinterest milestone! To celebrate 100,000 followers, we're sharing a recipe for a tasty, gorgeous TODAY Sunrise Cake.

Vanilla-vanilla cake and vanilla buttercream

Makes two 9-inch round cake pans, or one 12-inch-by-18-inch sheet pan.


  • For the cake:

    • 1 cup unsalted butter, soft (2 sticks)
    • 2 cups granulated sugar
    • 3 eggs, room temperature
    • 1 yolk (save white for buttercream)
    • 1 cup milk, room temperature
    • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
    • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • For the vanilla buttercream:

    • 1 cup egg whites (include the leftover egg white from the cake batter)
    • 2 cups granulated sugar
    • 4 cups unsalted butter, soft (8 sticks, or 2 pounds)
    • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract


Baking Directions:

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