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

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Course dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Recipe Notes

My next post will be on the actual birthday cake. Do hop in to see my attempt on kid's birthday cake.

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


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

  3. Priya Suresh

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

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

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

  6. Hamaree Rasoi

    Cake looks moist and spongy…Waiting for your next post :-)Deepa Hamaree Rasoi


    Looks very tempting,nice cake!

  8. Premalatha Aravindhan

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

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

  10. jeyashrisuresh

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

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

  12. Cake looks soft & spongy, waiting for the kids cake 🙂

  13. Valarmathy Shiv

    Wow it looks yummyDo visit me @

  14. Sanyukta Gour(Bayes)

    Looks absolutely mouthwatering …lovely color..Sanyukta

  15. soft n spongy cake dear…yummm.

  16. Will wait for the next post

  17. Spongy cake looks great…


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