Monday, 18 August 2014

Basic Vanilla Cake

An easy recipe to make a basic vanilla cake. This cake is super moist and soft and has a nice crunchy caramelized crust on the top.

This post was in the draft section for quite a long time, finally did the final editing today and here I am posting this basic vanilla cake. Thank you Neeta Kumar for this wonderful recipe. I made this 2 or 3 times so far and this recipe is a keeper. It turned out moist and soft every single time I made.

Yield : One 8 inch round Cake
Recipe Source : Neeta Kumar on one of the FB Group


  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour / Maida
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 Cup powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Large Eggs at room temperature
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract


1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / 350 F
2. Grease a 8 inch round cake pan and dust it with flour. Set aside
3. Sift together all purpose flour, baking powder and salt for 2 times and set aside
4. In a mixing bowl, add sugar and oil and using a hand blender mix this together until sugar blends well with oil
5. Add one egg at a time and beat them until the mixture looks creamy and increases volume. Finally add vanilla extract and beat it gently
6. Now gently fold in flour mixture we prepared at step number 3 into the wet ingredients in 3 to 4 additions
7. Pour the cake batter in the prepared greased cake pan and bake at 170 C for 40 to 45 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean
8. Let the cake remain in the pan for 5 to 8 minutes and then invert the cake on a wire rack and cool completely before slicing it


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