Basic Vanilla Cake

    2 hours

    This is a really nice recipe for a basic vanilla cake. You can serve it plain as a snack or with icing of your choice.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 1 3/4 cups (220g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 185g butter
    • 1/2 cup (110g) white sugar
    • 1/4 cup (40g) icing sugar
    • 1/4 cup (40g) brown sugar
    • 2 egg whites
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 2/3 cup (160ml) milk
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:2hours 

    1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C. Grease and flour two 20x10cm loaf tins. Sift together the flour, baking powder and bicarb soda, set aside.
    2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar, icing sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Add egg whites and egg yolk, beating after each addition. Stir in the vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients alternately with the milk. Divide the batter evenly between the two pans.
    3. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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    This recipe sounded great, but the overall flavor and consistency of the cake was not really like a pound cake.  -  08 May 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is a very simple and very tasty cake. Even better the day after!!  -  08 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Excellent cake Annie. Thanks for posting it for all to enjoy. From Andrea  -  13 Mar 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)