Sweet Vanilla Cake

Sweet Vanilla Cake


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This is a recipe for a basic vanilla cake with vanilla icing. It is simple to make, light and delicious.


Serves: 14 

  • Cake
  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 1 1/3 cups (260g) white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 125g margarine
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 3 egg whites, beaten
  • Icing
  • 65g butter
  • 2 cups (240g) icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence

Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:45min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hour35min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour one 30x20cm cake tin.
  2. Cake: Sift the flour, white sugar, baking powder and salt together. Mix in the margarine, milk and vanilla. Beat until well combined. Add the egg whites and beat for 2 minutes. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool then ice.
  4. Icing: Melt butter in a saucepan until it begins to brown. Remove from heat and add the icing sugar, evaporated milk, hot water and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence. Beat at medium speed for three minutes. Then pour icing over cake and allow icing to set.

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