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.

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Basic vanilla cake
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2019-07-18, this recipe is for 8 people and takes 1 hours 20 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 16-07-2023

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


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

Basic Vanilla Cake

1 hours 20 minutes 8 people Pie and cake

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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!

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