EASY HOMEMADE VANILLA CAKE

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Easiest homemade cake recipe ever- just 4 ingredients & it tastes divine! I like to top this Easy Homemade Vanilla Cake with berries & a sweet almond glaze.

 

Easy Homemade Vanilla Cake ~ Butter With A Side of BreadMaking a cake from scratch doesn’t have to be difficult and I’m about to blow your mind with this easy recipe! Just 4 common ingredients and about 10 minutes total prep time and your fresh cake will be baking away in the oven while you… take a nap? Read a magazine? Sounds good to me. It’s incredibly versatile- you can bake it in just about any pan but I love the presentation of a bundt cake- so pretty! I like to top this cake with fresh berries as it has a delicate, angel food cake flavor that pairs well with fruit of just about any kind.

Since eggs are one of the main ingredients of this tasty little cake, it’s important to choose the right egg. I used Pete and Gerry’s Organic large eggs– not only do I love the eggs themselves (I swear they taste better!) but learning about their company makes me feel good about supporting them. Their eggs are USDA Certified Organic, Certified Humane Free Range, meaning hens have ample outdoor space and are never kept in cages. Not all eggs are equal and I love that Pete and Gerry’s cares enough to treat their hens well so that we, as consumers, can enjoy eggs higher in Omega-3’s and other vitamins. It’s actually fascinating to me to learn how their network of small family farms operate- they even offer farm tours! Be sure to watch the video that explains why their eggs are more nutritious here.

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Easy Homemade Vanilla Cake

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large Pete and Gerry’s organic eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • fresh berries & cream for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a bundt cake pan.
  2. Combine sugar and eggs in a mixing bowl and use an electric mixer to mix for 1 minute. Add in flour and vanilla, then mix on medium speed for 8 minutes.
  3. Pour batter into cake pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. (Cake will be very soft to the touch and register 200 degrees F on a thermometer.)
  4. Cool for 20-30 minutes, then invert onto a plate and cool completely.
  5. Serve with berries and cream or top with almond glaze, then berries.

Simple Almond Glaze

  • 1 TBSP melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 TBSP milk
  1. Whisk all ingredients together and drizzle on cooled cake.
  2. Top with fresh berries, slice & enjoy!

Learn more about Pete and Gerry’s farm fresh eggs here (they happily answer all your questions in the FAQ section– I learned so much!) and check to see what store they’re available in near you

If you loved this recipe, be sure to take a look at some of our other favorite cake recipes below! 

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EASY HOMEMADE VANILLA CAKE

Easiest homemade cake recipe ever- just 4 ingredients & it tastes divine! I like to top this Easy Homemade Vanilla Cake with berries & a sweet almond glaze.

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Ingredients

  • CAKE:
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large Pete and Gerry's organic eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • fresh berries & cream for topping
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 TBSP melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 TBSP milk

Instructions

  1. CAKE: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a bundt cake pan.
  2. Combine sugar and eggs in a mixing bowl and mix for 1 minute. Add in flour and vanilla, then mix on medium speed for 8 minutes.
  3. Pour batter into cake pan and bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. (Cake will be very soft to the touch and register 200 degrees F on a thermometer.)
  4. Cool for 20-30 minutes, then invert onto a plate and cool completely. Serve with berries and cream or top with almond glaze, then berries.
  5. GLAZE:
  6. Whisk all ingredients together and drizzle on cooled cake. Top with fresh berries, slice & enjoy!
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40 COMMENTS

    • I've tried a few different variations on this cake and find it's best to just leave it as is. I've not tried to do a vanilla chocolate swirl though- if you try it, let me know how it turns out!
    • It's an incredibly simple recipe! Nope- no butter or oil. It ends up tasting like angel food cake, only a bit denser with more flavor. :) I hope you like it!
  1. I didn't have enough sugar so I substituted 1/2 cup of sugar with 1/2 cup of coconut sugar that I happened to have in my pantry. Well, it turned out terribly. It didn't really rise and was as dense as a sourdough bread. I'll try it again but with all granulated sugar, not the coconut sugar. Bummer. (of course, I still ate it because that's how I roll...)
    • Oh no Jen- I'm so sorry! I've never worked with coconut sugar, so I have zero experience with it. Try it again and I think you'll enjoy it! It's a very light, almost angel food cake type consistency. :)
  2. How about adding baking soda and baking powder without changing anything else in the recipe? Wil it turn out good? I made this and it turned out a bit sticky.
    • I'm not sure Raseena- I've made the recipe so many times in a variety of ways and I love it! It's very much like angel food cake, only less temperamental. If you try it, let me know how it turns out!
  3. I love this recipe so much! It's fun, easy and quick to make! You should definitely make it! I would give it two big thumbs up and 5 stars! It's such an easy, simple cake!
  4. This cake is so good I made this as a base for my special banana, strawberry delight cake this is a keeper and everyone loved it so thank you Jessica.
  5. Just took it out of the oven. I used the Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 gluten free flour. It rose beautifully and smells terrific. The batter was pretty sticky, I think the 8 minutes was too long to mix it. If it tastes as good as it smells it's all good.
    • Hi Stephanie- yes, mixing time will vary when you use gluten free flour! I hope you enjoyed it! The flavor gets even better after a couple of days. :)
      • Thanks, everyone thought the cake was great. I was disappointed. I shouldn't of changed the recipe. I should of made it with regular flour. It was dense. Good flavor. Plus the person I was making it GF for didn't show up.
        • Oh dang it!! Yes, it's generally a pretty light & airy cake-- it resembles angel food cake only MUCH easier to make and more flavor. Drop the leftovers off at the GF friend's house and make it again using regular flour! ;)
    • You sure can! Just adjust bake time depending on what type of pan you're using-- a 9x13 I'd say bake for around 20 minutes, regular 9" round cake pans, about 15 minutes.
  6. I did exactly as you said, but mine glaze was terrible. It was not work... it was not white instead the glaze was clear and lumpy
    • It's a very basic glaze... do you happen to live in a really humid area? Perhaps adding more powdered sugar would help?
    • It's a very basic powdered sugar glaze...very easily fixed if you added too much of one ingredient. If it's too runny, add more powdered sugar... too thick, add a little more milk. I'd love to hear how it didn't work out!
    • I've never tried coloring it but I imagine it'd be fine! I did try adding sprinkles once, to make a funfetti type cake... that did not go well lol.

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