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Vanilla cake

Vanilla cake


Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 50

Cook Time : 10

Total Time : 60


Serves 8

  • margarine or softened butter 150 gms

  • caster sugar 150 gms

  • large eggs 2 nos

  • self-raising flour, sifted 150 gms

  • baking powder 1 tsp

  • vanilla extract 1 tsp

  • salt 1 pinch


  • 01

    Heat the oven to 180°C . Lightly grease round cake tin with a little extra butter or margarine and cut a piece of greaseproof paper or non-stick baking parchment to fit the base of the tin.

  • 02

    Put all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon or a hand-held mixer for 1 minute, or until just combined. It's important not to beat the batter too much - just long enough to make it smooth.

  • 03

    Pour or spoon the mixture into the tin, smooth the top and bake on the middle shelf of the oven for about 45-50 minutes. The cake is cooked when it looks well risen and golden; the top should spring back when lightly touched with a fingertip. Another test is to insert a skewer into the centre of the cake - it should come out clean.

  • 04

    Let the cake sit in the tin for 5 minutes, then gently run a knife around the edge and turn the cake out onto a wire rack to cool. Serve dusted with icing sugar.



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