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Easy Vanilla Cake Recipe

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Easy Vanilla Cake – Three layers of fluffy sponge cake made from scratch, covered with rich vanilla whipped cream and decorated with chocolate; it is suitable as a simple birthday cake or for any celebration or special occasions.

Easy Vanilla Cake – Three layers of fluffy sponge cake made from scratch.
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Easy Vanilla Cake Recipe

No doubt that the best way of celebrating birthdays or any special occasions is with a beautiful layered cake made from scratch. But, why made from scratch? I believe there is nothing more enjoyable than a homemade freshly baked dessert made from simple and healthy ingredients.

This easy vanilla cake is perfectly fluffy and soft; I am sure you will love it once you taste it, and it will be your go-to vanilla cake.

Easy Vanilla Cake – Three layers of fluffy sponge cake made from scratch

Easy Vanilla Cake Ingredients

To make this sponge vanilla cake, you will need ingredients for both making the sponge cake and the topping, which you will find below.

Sponge Cake Ingredients

  • Plain flour
  • White sugar
  • Eggs
  • Baking powder

Topping Ingredients

  • Heavy whipped cream
  • Vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar
  • Unsweetened chocolate chips
  • Unsweetened chocolate, grated
Easy Vanilla Cake – Three layers of fluffy sponge cake made from scratch

How To Make This Easy Vanilla Cake Recipe

making the recipe step by step

Making The Sponge Cake

Preparing the oven: Preheat the oven at 170C.

Making the sponge cake: In a bowl, crack the eggs then whisk using the electric whisk until fluffy.

Add the sugar (second ingredient) and keep whisking.

Now, combine both the flour and baking powder( third and fourth ingredients) then add to the mixture then continue whisking for another 2 minutes.

Now the sponge cake is ready to bake.

Preparing the baking dishes: Line three baking dishes sized 18 cm with parchment paper and grease the sides with butter.

After that divide the batter between the three baking dishes equally.

Baking: Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Making The Topping 

Making The Topping

In a bowl, whisk the powdered sugar, heavy cream and vanilla extract until it becomes a thick fluffy mixture.

Decorating The Cake

Decorating step by step

Adding the topping: Spread part of the cream on the first layer of the cake using an icing spatula then add the second layer and repeat until the third layer.

After that, use the rest of the cream to cover the third layer and all around the cake.

Adding the chocolate: decorate the top with the chocolate chips and grated chocolate as you wish.

Tips

  1. This recipe makes three layers 18 cm or two layers 22 cm cake.
  2. Whisking well is the secret to a fluffy sponge cake.
  3. Using a good quality vanilla extract leads to an excellent taste.
  4. Allow the cake to cool down in the baking dishes for at least 10 minutes before taking out of the dishes.
  5. Make sure that all the are ingredients in-room temperature, which helps in incorporating the ingredients well.
Easy Vanilla Cake – Three layers of fluffy sponge cake made from scratch.

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Easy Vanilla Cake Recipe

Easy Vanilla Cake – Three layers of fluffy sponge cake made from scratch, covered with rich vanilla whipped cream and decorated with chocolate; it is suitable as a simple birthday cake or for any celebration or special occasions.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Three layers cake, Vanilla Cake
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 302kcal

Ingredients

Sponge Cake Ingredients

Topping Ingredients

Instructions

Making the sponge cake

  • Preheat the oven at 170C.
  • In a bowl, crack the eggs then whisk using the electric whisk until fluffy.
  • Add the sugar (second ingredient) and keep whisking.
  • Now, combine both the flour and baking powder( third and fourth ingredients) then add to the mixture then continue whisking for another 2 minutes.
  • Line three baking dishes sized 18 cm with parchment paper and grease the sides with butter.
  • After that divide the batter between the three baking dishes equally.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Making the topping

  • In a bowl, whisk the powdered sugar, heavy cream and vanilla extract until it becomes a thick fluffy mixture.

Decorating the cake 

  • Spread part of the cream on the first layer of the cake using an icing spatula then add the second layer and repeat until the third layer.
  • After that, use the rest of the cream to cover the third layer and all around the cake.
  • Decorate the top with the chocolate chips and grated chocolate as you wish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 722IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg
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