Classic Vanilla Cake

Super moist and fluffy cake
Super moist and fluffy cake
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2 1/2 cups Wheat flour
2 cups Sugar
1/2 cup Vegetable oil
3 Eggs
1/2 cup Sour cream
1 1/4 cups Milk
1 tbsp Vanilla extract
3 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Salt

Nutritional information

Saturated fat

Classic Vanilla Cake


The secret to this Classic Vanilla Cake is the vegetable oil and sour cream, which I use instead of butter to get a wonderfully light and fluffy texture. If you are looking for a great basic cake recipe that you can use time and time again, this is the one for you!

While it’s delicious on its own – the perfect crumb and a wonderful vanilla flavor – you can use this cake as a base for all your favorite frostings and add-ins. It’s also so easy to make, just 10 minutes preparation time and then you pop it in the oven to bake.

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So, how to cook Classic Vanilla Cake?

Steps to make Classic Vanilla Cake


Prepare the oven and cake tin


Heat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9-inch by 13-inch cake tin, line it with baking parchment and then grease the parchment.


Combine the wet ingredients


Beat together the sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract in a large bowl until well combined. The batter should lighten while you are mixing it. Scrape the mixture from the sides of the bowl. Add the sour cream and mix well.


Add the dry ingredients


Sift in half the flour, along with the baking powder and salt into the bowl and gradually fold into the mixture.


Add the milk


Add half the milk and mix gently until it starts to combine with the flour mixture. Add the rest of the flour, stir gently and then pour in the rest of the milk, mixing until you have a smooth batter. Ensure there is no four clumped to the bottom of the bowl and scrape down the sides of the bowl.


Bake the cake


Pour the batter into the tin and bake for 25-30 minutes. Test the cake by inserting a skewer into the centre; if it comes out clean, the cake is cooked through.


Serving Classic Vanilla Cake

It’s that easy to make this Classic Vanilla Cake, beautifully light and wonderfully tasty. Try this version for yourself and share your creations with me - just tag #cookmerecipes in your posts!

Lilly is an enthusiastic and cheerful young mom. She knows as well as any parent that children can be really picky when it comes to food. And she’s had plenty of experience trying to cook meals that are both tasty and nutritious, and able to satisfy the tastes of a fussy kid right away! To save you some precious time, Lilly's going to share with you all the tricks she learned the hard way, so you don’t have to! She has a wealth of recipes for quick and easy meals for kids and families on a budget.

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