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 - Birthday cake recipe
Vanilla cake - Birthday cake recipeI 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...

Summary

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  • Cooking Time45 minutesPT0H45M
  • Preparation Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Total Time1 hour, 5 minutesPT1H5M

Ingredients

Cake flour- +2tbsp(1 cup is around 100 gms)
4 cups
Baking powder
2tsp
Baking soda
1 1/2tsp
Butter- sticks= =225gms
2 1 cup
Sugar- (1 cup= 225 gms)
2 cups
Vanilla extract/essence
2tsp
Eggs
4 large ones
Buttermilk-(1 cup=235ml)
2 cups

Steps

  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.
Vanilla cake - Birthday cake recipe

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