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