Simple Vanilla Cake

    50 minutes

    A really great simple cake batter that can be used for cakes or muffins. Easy enough for kids to make and decorate.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 125g butter
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
    • 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 cup milk

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 23cm x 23cm cake pan or line a muffin pan with paper liners.
    2. In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla essence.
    3. Combine flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Finally stir in the milk until mixture is smooth. Pour or spoon into the prepared pan.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes. For cupcakes, bake 20 to 25 minutes. Cake is done when it springs back to the touch.

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    Took shortcuts. Left the eggs and added another 1/2 cup of milk. Stll light fluffy and really tasty!  -  20 Jan 2009


    Very easy to make and very tasty. Great cupcake recipe  -  04 Aug 2010


    Great simple recipe! Did it without the eggs and it still came together great!  -  20 Jan 2009