Vanilla Cake

A great cake for preparing in advance and decorating.  Halve the recipe to make a smaller round or square cake.

Large Vanilla Cake

Serves 20
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 1 hours, 5 minutes
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates
Suitable for RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe
Meal type Sweet Things
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Birthday Party, Casual Party
Website Kidspot


  • 500g butter (softened)
  • 500g caster sugar
  • 6 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 580g plain white flour
  • 1 1/2 cup buttermilk

To decorate (Optional)

  • pure icing sugar


1. Preheat the oven to 180 C and grease and line a large baking tray (e.g. a roasting tray).
2. Beat the butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg goes in. Add the vanilla and mix in.
3. Sift together the flour and baking powder and gradually add to the cake mixture, beating well.
4. Add the buttermilk a little at a time until you have a thick creamy batter.
5. Scrape the batter into prepared tray and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer poked in the centre comes out clean.
Allow to cool slightly in the pan, then lift out and remove the baking paper. Cool completely on a wire rack before icing.
Optional: dust with sifted icing sugar to decorate.
Cooked vanilla cake
7. Store in an airtight container.


This recipe can be halved to make a smaller cake.

Low chemical / Failsafe


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