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Day 81: Vanilla Cake

How can a baking blog not have a vanilla cake? I took advantage of this thought and celebrated my dad's birthday with his grandma's famous vanilla cake. Oh, it's light and fluffy and so good! You don't even have to frost it, it tastes that good!

Mixing everything on low is the key for this cake. Don't miss out on any steps or ingredients, they all play a big role in this cake.

Even though this cake doesn't have frosting or sprinkles, it can still look pretty. This heart-shaped pan looks unusual and gives a twist to those circle cakes.

Is this a white or yellow cake? Even though it looks a lovely white in the inside, this cake is actually a yellow cake. The difference between a white or yellow cake, is: A white cake, is made out of egg whites. A yellow cake is made out of the yolks.

If you want a little more sugar in your cake, add 2 cups of it. Everything else should be the same.

I served this with pistachio ice cream. It's such a good combination.

If you want to add frosting you can, but it's also fine without it. Choose what you want!!!


Level: 👩🏽‍🍳

Serves: 6

Total Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes.


  • 14 tablespoons of butter

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 360 degrees F and grease a 9" cake tin.

  2. With a handheld mixer, cream the butter and slowly add in the sugar. In a separate bowl whisk together eggs and vanilla extract. Slowly add your egg mixture into the butter and beat together.

  3. In a fine sieve, sift flour and baking powder in a small bowl. Working in thirds, add the flour into the wet ingredients. Pour into prepared pans and bake for 50 minutes -1 hour.


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳

Thanks to my grandma and Raina for giving me this recipe! Also, note that I have turned off comments, please do not try to spam or make a comment even if it's in turn off mode. Thank you!


I'm glad you liked the recipe Maya! Next time I have that cake I will definitely try it with some ice cream!


Anvi Bhatia
Anvi Bhatia
Jun 01, 2020

Raina and Grandma- Did you make/write this recipe yourself? I can't wait to try it!

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