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Vanilla Cake
Vanilla Cake

Vanilla Cake

20 mins
30 mins

A really great simple vanilla cake batter that can be used for cakes or muffins. Easy enough for kids to make and decorate.

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  • Ingredients
  • Method


  • 1 ½ cups Chelsea White Sugar (338g)
  • 190g butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla essence
  • 2 ¼ cups Edmonds Standard Grade Flour (338g)
  • 2 ½ teaspoons Edmonds Baking Powder
  • ¾ cup Meadow Fresh Original Milk (190ml)

Vanilla Icing

  • 225g butter, softened
  • 3 cups Chelsea Icing Sugar, sifted (450g)
  • 3-4 Tbsp Meadow Fresh Original Milk
  • 1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Sprinkles, to decorate (optional)

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Preheat oven to 180°C conventional / 160°C fan bake. Grease 2 x 20cm round cake tins and line with baking paper.
In a large bowl, cream Chelsea White Sugar and Tararua Butter until pale and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla essence.
Sift in Edmonds Standard Grade Flour and Edmonds Baking Powder. Mix well. Finally, add Meadow Fresh Original Milk and stir until smooth.
Divide mixture evenly between prepared tins and smooth the surface. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown and the top of the cake springs back when lightly pressed. Leave to cool in tins for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Place one of the cooled cake layers on a serving plate. Spread with icing, then add the second cake layer. Ice the cake all over (use a cake comb to create a nice pattern around the outside, if you like) and decorate with sprinkles, if using.

Vanilla Icing
Using an electric mixer, beat Tararua Butter until pale and creamy. Add remaining ingredients and mix on low speed for 1 minute, then on medium speed for 6 minutes, until light and fluffy.

NOTE: This mixture can also be used to make 18 cupcakes. Bake at the same temperature but reduce cooking time to 20 minutes.


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