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Vanilla Cake

By Chelsea Sugar
Vanilla Cake
12 servings
  • 24 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 20 mins
  • Cooking time 30 mins
  • Serves

    1 cup Chelsea White Sugar
    125g butter
    2 eggs
    2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    1 1/2 cups plain flour
    1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 cup milk

    Whipped Vanilla Bean Frosting
    375 grams unsalted butter, softened and cut into cubes
    3 cups sifted Chelsea Icing Sugar
    3 tablespoons (45 mL) milk
    1 vanilla bean, scraped
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    pinch of salt


    Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 23cm x 23cm cake pan or line a muffin pan with paper liners.
    In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla essence.
    Combine flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Finally stir in the milk until mixture is smooth. Pour or spoon into the prepared pan.
    Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes. For cupcakes, bake 20 to 25 minutes. Cake is done when it springs back to the touch.

    Whipped Vanilla Bean Frosting
    In a mixer whip butter for 8 minutes on medium speed. Butter will become very pale & creamy.
    Add remaining ingredients and mix on low speed for 1 minute, then on medium speed for 6 minutes. Frosting will be very light, creamy, and fluffy.
    You can swap the vanilla bean and use a total of 1 1/2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract.

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Average Rating
(24 reviews)

Love this cake in 20 minutes its gone before i can get a piece

I liked the easiness of the making of the cake, does smell a bit weird but with frosting & icing it will look & taste yummy!

Very good

Baked on outside but didnt bake in the middle - still mixture (it bounced back to the touch but inisde was liquid.)
CHELSEA: Hi there, we recommend testing cakes with a skewer to make sure they are cooked in the middle, as cooking times can vary between ovens.

It's really easy to make but the taste is weird.

Very easy to make!!

I'm making it for my 14th birthday :))) sure it'll taste delicious.

I'm amazed at this cake to me is like a sponge cake 100/100❤

So amazing and to make the vanilla cake fun and creative add sprinkles to the batter that's what i did for my friends birthday cake 100/100 love it.❤

Great!!! Made it for a friends birthday. Didn't make as much as I thought it would so couldn't ice the middle. Maybe if you want it to be iced in the middle you will need to double the recipe. Happy baking though. It is a super easy and quick recipe and will go down well and make you super popular with your family and friends.

Quick easy fail-proof yummy cupcakes!

It's amazing. Quick and easy to make and I love this recipe.

Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tastes great and easy to make!

I tried this recipe today and worked out great!
The cake was moist, tasty and had not much of egg taste.
It took 30 min but I made it without the icing. Added more vanilla essence as I like it more and overall was irresistible.

Cake didn't rise very much sadly. However, very light and fluffy. Icing was ghastly sadly, so so rich and way too sweet, so much so that the cake was overpowered.

Tasty enough but no where high enough to slice in half for frosting

I've made this twice and perfect each time , quite fluffy and soft. I made it with rich choc icing. Took 35 mins to cook, my oven cooks hot. I love how easy it is, last time I cut a bit of white sugar out and added tablespoon brown sugar for a slightly more caramel taste.

I have to agree with the other reviewer.....does not make as a good cake compared to cupcake, it took longer than suggested to cook the cake.

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Perfect cake! Came out fantastic first go!

Seemed to take longer to cook than the allowed time. Not sure I would use this as a cake recipe but cupcakes yes.

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GREAT! FIRM moist and delicious used it to make strawberry shortcake!

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I used this recipe for cupcakes, simply beautiful.

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i just love a fluffy sponge cake so this recipe just hit the spot for me;):) i make it all the time thanks heaps thumbs up!!!!!! and yeah makes lovely cupcakes too=)

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