Basic Vanilla Cake

Basic Vanilla Cake
  • Servings : 5 people
  • Prep Time : 50 minutes
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IngredientsProductProduct Image
4 eggs6 ct Stream Poultries Yellow Yolk Eggs - KSh 110
1 cup self-raising flour, sifted1 kg Exe Self-Raising Fortified Wheat Flour - KSh 63
1 cup of softened butter250 g Daima Unsalted Butter - KSh 300
1 cup caster sugar500 g Clovers Caster Sugar - KSh 93
1 teaspoon baking powder100 g Mariandazi Baking Powder - KSh 20
1 teaspoon vanilla extract100 ml Naisenya Foods Vanilla Extract - Non-Alcoholic - KSh 1,350
A pinch of salt500 g Pure Health Sea Salt - KSh 145
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Instructions

Step 1: Heat the oven to 180°C (gas mark 4).
Step 2: Lightly grease a round cake tin with a little extra butter or margarine and cut a piece of greaseproof paper or non-stick baking parchment to fit the base of the tin.
Step 3: Put all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon or a hand-held mixer for 1 minute. You can also mix in a food processor. It's important not to beat the batter too much - just long enough to make it smooth.
Step 4: Pour the mixture into the tin, smooth the top and bake on the middle shelf of the oven for about 45-50 minutes. The cake is cooked when it looks well risen and golden; the top should spring back when lightly touched with a fingertip. Another test is to insert a skewer or a clean knife into the center of the cake - it should come out clean
Step 5: Let the cake sit in the tin for 20 minutes, to cool