Mar 25, 2011

Vanilla cake - Birthday cake recipe

          I was looking for a good cake recipe which I wanted to make for my son's birthday. I had shortlisted a few of them and finally decided upon this one. It was easy to put together unlike some recipes where the egg whites had to be whipped seperately . I don't mind doing that, but as it was going to be huge cake, I wanted it to be less messy. Then I wanted the cake to be sturdy, so that it didn't cause problems during frosting. The ingredients involved were also easily available and did not involve anything that I had never used. Also the cake does not require a syrup basting to stay moist.
          This recipe yields two 9-inch round, 2-inch tall cake layers, two 8-inch squares or a 9×13 single-layer cake.I have also given the ingredient's measurement in grams making it easy.

Recipe courtesy- Smitten kitchen
Vanilla cake
Cake flour- 4 cups +2tbsp(1 cup is around 100 gms)
Baking powder-2tsp
Baking soda-1 1/2tsp
Butter- 2 sticks= 1 cup=225gms
Sugar- 2 cups(1 cup= 225 gms)
Vanilla extract/essence- 2tsp
Eggs- 4 large ones
Buttermilk-2 cups(1 cup=235ml)
Vanilla cake
     Prepare the cake tin by lining a parchment paper on it. Grease on the sides and the paper if required(some paper are pre greased). Preheat the oven to 180c.
     Sift flour, baking powder,baking soda in a medium sized bowl. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar till fluffy. Add the vanilla essence. Add eggs one at a time and mix well. Then beat in the buttermilk and mix. The mixture looks curdled at this point. It is okay. Now fold in the flour mixture in 3 batches and mix to form a uniform batter. Pour the batter in the prepared tin. Bake the cake at 180c for 40 minutes. Check whether the cake is done by inserting a skewer in the center of the cake.
Vanilla cake
      My next post will be on the actual birthday cake. Do hop in to see my attempt on kid's birthday cake.


notyet100 said...

thanks for the tutorial ,will sure wait for the next post,.

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Awaiting for the end result! Sure you rocked...;)

Priya said...

Waiting eagerly for ur final result, the texture of the cake looks extremely prefect Sowmya..

jayasree said...

Cakes look moist and has a lovely texture..Can't wait to see the real b'day cake.

Priti said...

Cant wait to see your next post..tht cake looks very gud I wanted to say in FB that blog it :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Cake looks moist and spongy...Waiting for your next post :-)

Hamaree Rasoi


Looks very tempting,nice cake!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

cake luks very soft,waiting for ur next post:)

divya said...

Cake looks moist and soft ....Absolutely mouthwatering..

jeyashrisuresh said...

very tempting and spongy cake.eager to see ur next post

Laavanya said...

Birthday wishes to your son... I think buttermilk must make it very moist. Looking fwd to seeing the decorated birthday cake!

Chitra said...

Cake looks soft & spongy, waiting for the kids cake :)

Valarmathy Shiv said...

Wow it looks yummy
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Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

Looks absolutely mouthwatering ...lovely color..

Tina said...

soft n spongy cake dear...yummm.

Usha said...

Will wait for the next post

Latha said...

Spongy cake looks great...

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