Vanilla layer cake recipes

         I am sure vanilla cake must be the favourite of majority of the people.  As of me, I am personally fond of moist rich chocolate cakes without a frosting , but I really dont mind some dark chocolate ganache or even nutella on the top. But lately , I had made a lot of chocolate cakes so I thought of going ahead with a vanilla cake for a friend’s birthday party last week. And of course with a lot of changes in the recipe as well as my cake baking schedules. I usually dont bake a lot nowadays, but I made atleast three cakes in the past two weeks.Another thing is I often  use oil and milk  and avoid butter in most of my cake recipes. But this time I went ahead with the butter and also more of sugar comparitively. Actually I followed the recipe from a cakebook called 500 cakes which I got from the library. I totally followed the recipe from top to bottom  instead of trying some egg and fat substitutes. I tasted a small bit of the cake feeling a little guilty about the fats in it. But the cake was awesome and tasted so good and delicious. It really felt so nice and happy when people appreciated the cake.

          Usually buttercream icing would taste good with the vanilla cake, but as I had some white chocoalte ganache left from my previous cake, I decided to use this. So its your choice of how you frost the cake.

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
For frosting-
  • 200 g chocolate White
  • 200 ml Heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp Blueberry jam
  • Sprinkles or tutty fruity for decorating
Course dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
For frosting-
  • 200 g chocolate White
  • 200 ml Heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp Blueberry jam
  • Sprinkles or tutty fruity for decorating
  1. Beat the sugar and butter until soft and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well. Now add the flour gradually miuxing well at the same time. Add the essence. Mix well.
  2. Pour the batter in a well greased and floured cake tin of 8". Bake it in a preheated oven at 160c for 30 minutes. Turn the cake on wire rack and cool it completely.
For frosting-
  1. White chocolate ganache-
  2. Heat the cream on low flame till it becomes hot. Break the white chocolate in bits. Put the white chocolate in the hot cream. Keep stirring till the chocolate melts in the cream and forms a uniform mixture. Cool this and its better if you make this in advance and refrigerate it for 24 hours. It becomes thick and ideal for spreading it on the cake.
  3. Cut the cake from the center with a unserrated knife to two equal layers. Spread the white chocolate
  4. ganache on one layer and then spread a layer of jam on it. Place the another layer of cake on this.
  5. Now spread the chocolate ganache on the whole cake. Decorate it with sprinkles or tutty fruity /raisins mixture as I did.
Recipe Notes

I am sending this to the bake off event again.

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  1. woowwwwwwwwww.This cake is super soft and very tempting. Very nicely decorated. wHICH BRAND OF WHITE CHOCOLATE DO U USE? I saw only one brand of cooking chocolate in Mustafa, but its very expensive too around 10$ for a small packet.

  2. Hi Sowmya, I’m new to ur blog.. U’ve a lovely blog. This cake looks delicious….Happy blogging….Madhurya Karthik

  3. Sowmya Madhavan

    @suhaina-Thanks for your comment.You can use cadbury’s milk chocolate or even white chocolate chips for making ganache…

  4. the cake looks real nice…would love to have a bite…

  5. Pari Vasisht

    Hi Sowmya, the cake looks really tempting with the white chocolate ganache and the decor. I am sure ur friend must have been happy to see that.

  6. Preeti Kashyap

    I love this cake! Yummy! look so moist!

  7. Balakrishna Saraswathy


  8. That looks really moist – no wonder it was delicious.

  9. I love vanilla cakes and this just looks creamy yumm.


    Lovely looking cake,the first picture looks great!

  11. Aparna S Mallya

    splendid job!

  12. Priya Suresh

    Woww such a beautiful,cute and soft cake, looks fantastic..

  13. Sowmya this cake looks fabulous and tempting, great decoration too!

  14. looks so tempting, nice decor too!

  15. I love plain vanilla without any frosting! The slice is soft and moist!

  16. Veggie Hut

    cake looks delicious..

  17. Sowmya, I am so happy that you were able to come up with a perfect cake.What i found most impressive was that you followed the recipe and not change it because you wanted to make it healthy. I always cannot follow the recipe because I get nervous when I look at the amount of fat etc. So I am very proud of you.

  18. Priya Yallapantula

    Wow Sowmya, the pic is so cool. Makes it very very tempting 🙂

  19. Nice idea with the ganache!!

  20. great going lady.., the picture is soo tempting

  21. cake looks absolutely delicious

  22. Ms.Chitchat

    Mmmmmm,mouthwatering vanilla cake. An instant hit right away!!!!Bookmarked.

  23. perfectly baked cake. looks absolutely delicious Sowmya 🙂

  24. delicious looksing cake,..

  25. Valarmathi

    Wonderful and yummy cake, looks tempting and delicious.

  26. This looks delicious and tempting to make.

  27. BangaloreBaker

    Cake looks really good. I liked the crumb structure of it. Thanks for the entry.

  28. Suma Rowjee

    Looks very soft and delicious!!

  29. Love the texture of this cake.. so good

  30. Home Cooked Oriya Food

    very nice cake…

  31. Divya Kudua

    Yum..this looks so good!!I haven’t been baking for a while..!!


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