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vanilla sponge cake recipe

Vanilla Cake Recipe

I often say that Vanilla Cakes the "Clean Slates" of the baking world. It is that canvas which can be turned into a masterpiece with your creativity.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cake Recipes, Vanilla Cake Recipe, How to bake a Vanilla Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 People

Ingredients

  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour With 2 tbsp of it replaced with equal amount of Cornflour
  • 1/3 cup Refined Oil
  • 1/3 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp  Baking Powder
  • ¼ cup Milk
  • 1 tsp  Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs

Instructions

  1. Take a bowl and mix all the dry ingredients together. Sieve them through and keep them aside.
  2. Now, in another bowl, whisk the eggs with a pinch of salt, till light and almost 3 times in its volume.
  3. Add oil and vanilla extract to the eggs and whisk them vigorously till light and airy.
  4. Now, add the dry ingredients in three parts, alternating with milk and mix gently. Once you see that the dry ingredients have incorporated nicely, stop mixing.
  5. Now, pour the batter in a slightly oiled and floured cake tin and bake it at 180c for 30-40 minutes. Once you see that the cake has baked and the sides are pulling back from the edges, you know that it is done.

  6. Take it out and allow it to cool in the cake tin for 10 minutes before turning it upside down on wire rack to cool down completely.
  7. Serve this cake as it is or drizzle it with a glaze. Or, if you are feeling fancy then you can frost it with whipped cream or cream-cheese frosting.