My eldest daughter turned 10 a couple of weeks ago! Yes, 10… double digits already! As her birthday fell during the winter school break, we decided to postpone her party to the following week. However, I couldn’t leave her without a cake on her birthday!! So, I made her this quick 5 Minute Vanilla Cake. Guess what? It was amazing! It was so soft and moist! And it tasted delicious! The girls were both very happy and enjoyed it thoroughly. Who said you have to spend hours in the kitchen to bake the perfect cake? You can have a moist vanilla cake made from scratch in the same time it would take you to make one with a store bought cake mix! Try it and let me know what you think!
5 Minute Vanilla Cake
- 2 eggs
- 200 gms – 1 cup granulated sugar
- 60 ml – ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 200 gms – 1 ½ cup + 1 tbsp plain flour
- 100 ml – 6 ¾ tbsp milk
- 16 gms – 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 150 ml – 2/3 cup warm water
- Icing sugar to dust
In a bowl, mix together the eggs, granulated sugar, vegetable oil, flour, milk, baking powder, salt, and vanilla extract with a wooden spoon until smooth.
Pour into a greased 20cm – 8" round springform pan and bake, in a pre-heated oven, at 180°C – 355°F for 40 minutes or until a wooden stick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
Let the cake cool down, unmould and dust with icing sugar.