Chantilly Cake Recipe (Slice of Heaven)

Chantilly Cake Recipe (Slice of Heaven)
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Sweet Symphony Chantilly Cake Recipe
Fresh berries, fluffy whipped mascarpone frosting, and delicate layers of vanilla cake combine to create a delicious Berry Chantilly cake.

Today, I’m excited to share a simple yet heavenly delight – my homemade Chantilly Cake recipe. I’ve picked up a thing or two about what makes a dessert truly special. This Chantilly Cake is a labor of love, born out of my passion for creating dishes that not only satisfy the taste buds but also warm the heart.

Picture this: layers of moist, vanilla goodness embraced by a cloud-like Chantilly cream frosting. It’s the kind of treat that transports you to a cozy Sunday afternoon, surrounded by the comforting aroma of baking. I’ve kept it fuss-free because, let’s face it, we all want a slice of happiness without a complicated recipe. So, whether you’re a seasoned home chef or a kitchen newbie, grab your apron, and let’s dive into the simple joy of making and savoring this Chantilly Cake together. Happy baking! It will be a cherry over the cake if you serve it with my Fruit Salad with Whipped Cream.

What Is Chantilly Cake?

Chantilly cake is a delightful dessert known for its light and airy texture. Typically, it consists of layers of sponge cake or genoise (a type of sponge cake) that are alternated with layers of Chantilly cream. Chantilly cream is a sweetened whipped cream that’s often flavored with vanilla extract.

The cake is simple yet elegant, and its charm lies in the combination of the tender cake layers and the rich, velvety Chantilly cream. Some variations may include additional elements like fresh berries between the layers or a dusting of powdered sugar on top.

Chantilly cake is a popular choice for celebrations and gatherings due to its pleasing taste and the versatility to customize it with various flavors and decorations. Whether served on a special occasion or enjoyed as a sweet treat during a cozy afternoon, Chantilly cake is a timeless and delightful dessert.

Overview: How to Make Chantilly Cake?

Overview How to Make Chantilly Cake

Get ready to dive into the sweet world of Chantilly Cake with this easy-to-follow recipe! In just 45 minutes, you’ll whip up a dessert masterpiece that’ll have everyone asking for seconds. So, gather your ingredients and let’s get started!

First up, the star of the show – the Vanilla Cake. To ensure a fluffy delight, make sure your ingredients are cozy at room temperature. Mix up the dry squad – cake flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt – and slowly add in softened butter until it looks like sandy perfection. Then, dance in the milk and oil mixture, plus a concoction of vanilla extract, almond extract, and room-temperature eggs. Give it a good mix for two minutes – no shortcuts here!

Time to bake! Pop it in the oven at 335º F/168º C — 350º F/177º C. Don’t rush the process; let it bake for 25-30 minutes until the toothpick comes out with a few crumbs. Once out, tap the pan lightly to let out any trapped air, cool, and chill in the refrigerator. Pro tip: Wrap it up, but don’t let it linger too long – we want it moist, not dry!

Now, let’s talk Chantilly Cream. Soften up cream cheese, butter, and mascarpone cheese. Mix in powdered sugar, almond extract, vanilla extract, and heavy whipping cream. Toss in some instant pudding mix for that extra fluff factor. Whip it well just before assembly – this diva cream needs to be fresh and fabulous!

For the berrylicious filling, cook up some fresh or frozen berries with sugar, water, cornstarch, lemon zest, and lemon juice. A fruity delight to complement that dreamy Chantilly Cream!

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Chantilly Cake Recipe (Slice of Heaven)

Sweet Symphony Chantilly Cake Recipe

Fresh berries, fluffy whipped mascarpone frosting, and delicate layers of vanilla cake combine to create a delicious Berry Chantilly cake.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Calories: 544kcal
Author: Anne Carter
Servings: 8


  • Stand Mixer
  • Round Piping Tip and Piping Bag


  • 3  large eggs 
  • 3 oz vegetable oil
  • 10 oz whole milk 
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz butter unsalted
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 12 oz granulated sugar
  • 13 oz bleached cake flour

Chantilly Cream Ingredients

  • 16 oz cream cheese softened
  • 8 oz unsalted butter softened
  • 16 oz mascarpone cheese softened
  • 22 oz powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp instant pudding mix

Berry Cake Filling

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen berries
  • 2.5 oz sugar
  • 1 oz water
  • 1 oz cornstarch
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp lamon juice


Vanilla Cake Instructions

  • Heat your oven to a range between 335º F/168º C and 350º F/177º C. I usually stick to the lower setting to avoid over-browning the cake outside before it's fully baked inside.
  • Set aside 4oz of milk and oil in a separate bowl or cup. In another measuring cup, mix the remaining milk, vanilla extract, almond extract, and room temperature eggs.
  • Measure out the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt) and place them in the stand mixer bowl.
  • Attach the paddle, add softened butter in chunks, and mix until it looks like coarse sand.
  • Add the milk/oil mixture into the dry ingredients and mix on medium speed for 2 full minutes (speed 4 on my KitchenAid).
  • Then, add ⅓ of the milk/egg mixture three times until the batter is just combined. Don't forget to scrape the bowl!

Chantilly Cream Instructions

  • Cream together the softened butter, cream cheese and mascarpone cheese together until smooth.
  • Add in the powdered sugar and continue creaming until combined
  • Whip the cream until soft peaks form. Add pudding mix to stabilize, whip until just combined.
  • Mix in vanilla and almond extract. Peaks should be firm but not curdled.
  • Keep an eye on the cream; it happens fast! Check out the stabilized whipped cream recipe for alternatives to pudding.
  • Fold your cream cheese mixture and whipped cream together to make your frosting.

Berry Cake Filling

  • Put berries and 2.5 oz sugar in a saucepan, bring to a simmer.
  • Mix cornstarch with cold water, pour into berries.
  • Cook until thickened (1-2 minutes).
  • Remove from heat, stir in lemon zest and juice.
  • Let the berry filling cool before using.


  1. Choose Your Pan: I used two 8″x2″ round cake pans, but feel free to use the cake batter calculator for different sizes. Flexibility is key!
  2. Room Temperature Magic: Ensure all ingredients (eggs, cream cheese, milk, butter, etc.) are at room temperature for the perfect blend. Check my blog for room temperature hacks.
  3. Weigh It Right: Use a scale to weigh all ingredients, even liquids (unless stated otherwise). Metric measurements are in the recipe card for precision. Scales rule, cups drool – accuracy is your recipe’s BFF.
  4. Mise en Place FTW: Prep like a chef – have everything measured and ready before mixing. No more “Oops, I forgot the sugar” moments.
  5. Cool and Chill: Chill cakes before frosting; it’s fondant-friendly. Great for stacking and transporting – I refrigerate before delivery. Learn cake decorating basics for a stunning finish.
  6. Follow the Flour Rules: Don’t swap cake flour for all-purpose without a green light from the recipe. Substituting might lead to recipe roadblocks. All-purpose flour lacks the protein punch of cake flour (10%-12% vs. 9% or less).


Calories: 544kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 865IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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Times for The Tips!

  1. Prep-Ahead Cake Layers: Make life easy by baking those white cake layers ahead. Pop them in plastic wrap and stash them at room temp for two days, or in the freezer for up to two months. Your call!
  2. Chill with the Frosting: Hold off on making the berry Chantilly frosting too early. It’s a diva and loses its fluffiness in a tight container. Whip it up right before your assembly party for the best results.
  3. Plan Your Assembly: Feel like prepping in advance? Assemble the cake up to a day before your grand dessert moment and keep it cool in the fridge. Leftovers are cool too – store ’em covered for up to 4 days.
  4. Freeze the Cake Layers, Not the Whole Shebang: While the assembled cake isn’t a freezer fan, you can totally freeze those white cake layers in advance for up to 2 months. Just thaw and let them join the party when you’re ready.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Can I frost and fill the cake without chilling it first?

A: Chilling the cakes before frosting and filling is recommended. It not only enhances the taste but also makes it fondant-friendly and great for stacking.

Q: Why is it crucial to use room-temperature ingredients?

A: Room temperature ingredients ensure a smoother blend, creating a better-textured cake. Check out my blog for room-temperature ingredient hacks.

Q: Can I use different-sized cake pans for this recipe?

A: Absolutely! Feel free to adjust the recipe using the cake batter calculator for various cake pan sizes.

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