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Cream Cheese Chantilly Cake

The vanilla sponge cake is light, airy, and pairs perfectly with the cream cheese whipped cream frosting.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12


Vanilla Sponge Cake

  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 cup milk room temperature
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Chantilly Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz cream cheese block style
  • 3/4 cup sugar granulated or confectioners
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • assorted berries


Vanilla Sponge Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350F and grease three 6” round pans or two 8” round pans.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Whisk the eggs, milk, and vanilla together until combined.
  • Add the softened butter to the wet ingredients 2 tablespoons at a time. Use a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment or a handheld mixer to beat until just combined. The mixture will appear sandy.
  • Add half the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and beat until just combined. Add the remaining wet ingredients and beat until smooth. Be careful not to over mix.
  • Pour the batter evenly into the pans and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let cakes cool completely before frosting.

Cream Cheese Chantilly Frosting

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment beat the cream cheese on high for 1 minute.
  • Add the sugar and vanilla and beat for another minute.
  • Pour in the heavy cream and beat on high for 3-5 minutes, or until stiff peaks form.


  • Spread a layer of frosting onto one layer of cake. Top with desired berries.
  • Add the next layer of cake and repeat until all layers are frosted.
  • Use the remaining frosting to decorate the outside of the cake or leave it a naked cake.
Keyword berry cake, chantilly cake