Basic vanilla cake


A basic vanilla cake is easy to create and can be served at any occasion. An easy slice of cake or as a luxury cake topped with whipped cream and fruit.

1 hours 20 minutes 8 people Pie and cake
Basic vanilla cake


(✓ Tip: click to check off)

  • 250 gram dairy butter on room temperature
  • 250 gram sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 220 gram all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder (or use self raising flour instead)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Basic vanilla cake ingredients
↑ click on the photo to enlarge

Kitchen equipment

(✓ Tip: click to check off)

  • cake tin
  • parchment paper
  • oven
  • standmixer
  • silicone spatula
  • wooden skewer
  • small sauce pan


1 hours 20 minutes 8 people Pie and cake

View the original recipe via:

Preparation -- 10 minutes

Coat the cake tin with butter and a thin layer of flour. Line the bottom with a piece of parchment paper. Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius or 320 degrees Fahrenheit.

Beat the soft butter with 250 gram sugar and the vanilla extract in a standmixer until it becomes white and fluffy.

Add the eggs one by one and add the next egg when the previous one is completely incorporated. Add flour and baking powder and stir until you've reached a smooth batter. Divide the batter equally over the cake tin. 

Basic vanilla cake
Basic vanilla cake

Finishing the basic vanilla cake -- 1 hour + 10 minutes

Bake the cake in about an hour. The cake is done when you insert a wooden skewer and it comes out clean. If the top starts to become too dark before the cake is done, you can cover it with tin foil.

Make sure to open the oven door as little as possible, other the cake will collapse. Let it cool off for at least 10 minutes before you release it from the tin.

Let the cake cool off completely before serving. Enjoy!

What do you think of this recipe?
4 votes

Did you make this recipe or are you planning to?
Mention @ohmydish, tag #ohmydish on Instagram or save this recipe!

← Previous recipe
Port-preserved cherries
Next recipe →
Stir-fried lemon chicken