Homemade Vanilla Cake is the easiest homemade cake recipe ever! Just 4 ingredients you likely already have on hand: sugar, eggs, flour and vanilla. Simple & easy cake recipe that’s a cross between angel food cake and sponge cake.
Easiest Homemade Cake recipe EVER!
Homemade Vanilla Cake sounds complicated, but making a cake from scratch doesn’t have to be difficult. I’m about to blow your mind with this easy cake recipe! Just 4 common ingredients and about 10 minutes total prep time and your homemade cake will be baking away in the oven while you… take a nap? Read a magazine? Sounds good to me.
How do you make an easy cake recipe?
The magic in this cake lies in mixing for the full suggested 8 minutes. I also recommend using a high quality vanilla extract. I prefer using Vanilla Bean Paste as it’s thicker, has tons of real vanilla bean flecks and has an incredible flavor.
How do you bake a homemade cake recipe?
This simple cake recipe is incredibly versatile! You can bake it in just about any pan but I love the presentation of a bundt cake as it’s so pretty. You can also bake this cake recipe in a 9×13 glass pan and then top the entire cake with cream and berries just prior to serving. Once you add cream and berries to the top it gets a bit trickier to save any leftovers, so you might opt to slice and plate each piece of cake, then top with cream and berries.
Easy Homemade Vanilla Cake Ingredients
-fresh berries & cream for topping
For the Almond Glaze You Will Need:
How to Make Easy Homemade Vanilla Cake
Preheat your oven to 350F degrees and grease a bundt cake pan and dust the inside with flour.
In a mixing bowl, combine your sugar and eggs with an electric mixer for 1 minute.
Add in the flour and vanilla and mix on medium speed for a full 8minutes.
Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake in the oven for 30-35minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted and come out clean. The cake will be soft to the touch but should register 200F degrees on a thermometer.
Let the cake cool for 20-30 minutes, then flip it over onto a plate to finish cooling completely.
To make the glaze, place all of the almond glaze ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
Pour over the top of our cake and then serve with fresh berries.
EASY HOMEMADE VANILLA CAKE
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 6 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp vanilla
- fresh berries & cream for topping
Easy Almond Glaze
- 1 TBSP melted butter
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3 TBSP milk
How to make Homemade Vanilla Cake recipe
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a bundt cake pan.
- 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.
- 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.)
- 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.
How to make Simple Almond Glaze
- Whisk all ingredients together and drizzle on cooled cake. Top with fresh berries, slice & enjoy!
What to serve with homemade vanilla cake
You can serve anything you want with this tasty homemade cake recipe. In fact, 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. Opting for seasonal fruits is a great way to add color and freshness, but throwing a few scoops of ice cream on the pate doesn’t hurt either!
Can I halve this recipe?
Absolutely! To halve the recipe you will need 3/4 cups sugar, 3 eggs, 3/4 cups flour, and 1 tsp vanilla. Make as directed but bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees F in a bread loaf pan. Then slice and serve as desired.
If you loved this Easy Homemade Vanilla Cake recipe, be sure to take a look at some of our other easy cake recipes below!
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With just 4 ingredients and a few minutes of your time, you can have a cake batter ready and in the oven. You’re going to love this easy homemade vanilla cake. It’s the perfect cake for summer and enjoying with fresh berries and whipped cream.