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Homemade Vanilla Cake is the easiest homemade cake recipe you will ever make! Just 4 simple ingredients you likely already have on hand: sugar, eggs, flour and vanilla. This simple and easy cake recipe is a cross between angel food cake and sponge cake, this best vanilla cake recipe is great for so many occasions.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Vanille Cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 237kcal


Homemade Cake

  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 TSP vanilla
  • fresh berries for topping

Easy Almond Glaze

  • 1 TBSP melted butter
  • ½ 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 or regular 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!



Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg