Vanilla Cake (The Best)
Vanilla Cake (The Best)
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Vanilla Cake (The Best)

35 MIN
55 MIN
2 H



  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F). Butter two 20-cm (8-inch) springform pans and line the bottom with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer for about 10 minutes or until thick, pale and triple in volume. Drizzle in the oil while beating.
  4. At low speed, add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk until the batter is smooth. Divide the batter into the pans and bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean. Let cool for 15 minutes. Remove from the pans and let completely cool on a wire rack. If necessary, cut and remove the cake tops to level each cake before frosting.

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  1. I would suggest only baking for 30 minutes. And my eggs didn't reach that stage even after 15 minutes. But overall a good taste.

  2. The ingredients include milk, but where does it say in the directions to use milk? My cake batter was very thick either because I used 2 eggs and an egg substitute or because of the milk situation

  3. Loved this cake. Made in three 9" cake pans and cooked for 35 min on 350 fan. Also dropped each cake before baking to get rid of bubbles others had commented on. Will make again sooner than later :)

  4. Awesome Cake is provided by this recipe.

  5. different recipe for a cake that doesnt have butter. Is it suppose to be a thin batter?

  6. This vanilla cake is my boys favourite bday cake. I bake it with whole wheat flour and brown sugar. Once cooled I cut it in half and put dulce de leche in the middle (warm up for easier spread). Put the lid back on, spread dulce de leche on top and throw shredded coconut until the cake becomes white. Hope you are ok with my edited version Ricardo :)

  7. Can I use cake flour instead? Will it be fluffier?

  8. I've had a lot of trouble with vanilla cake recipes from scratch and this one i's amazing, first try it worked out perfectly so yummy and fluffy!

  9. It was super easy to make but it turned out really dry. I tried to recover by brushing simple syrup on the top before icing it but it didn't help as much as I needed it to. What can be done to make this more moist?

  10. I made this cake twice. Both times, it baked beautiful and was delicious. I followed the recipe except I didnt bake it quite as long. Wonderful Cake.

  11. Could you please tell me how do adjust the recipe to make 2x 9" round pans?

  12. This recipe turned out perfectly and was a huge hit with my family (even the ones who "don't like cake". I split the batter into 4, and added gel colouring to create an ombre effect! It baked perfectly, and tasted amazing! The negative reviews had me worried; and this is why I decided to write my own review!

  13. Absolutely perfect! Light and just sweet enough. I personnally add a tablespoon of almond extract and diced peaches in it and it's my favorite cake. Also got me a lot of compliments from friends/coworkers!

  14. Have made this recipe multiple times and it has always come out great! I've even cut the ingredients in half to make one cake, never had a problem.

  15. Had to throw it out after I tasted the offcuts... Super gross tasting cake, really heavy and still managed to have some air pockets even though I tried to minimise them before baking. I'm sure it'd work if you wanted a tasteless layering cake where the decoration is the only thing that's important but otherwise, massive thumbs down. What a waste of ingredients.

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