Fail Safe Recipe: Simple Vanilla Cake

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This Vanilla Cake recipe I found two years ago in one of my beloved Easy Living issues. Since then, the recipe never let me down. I guess, I already prepared it a hundred times and on every possible occasion. It’s not only incredible simple and is possible to do with even a tight schedule, but you also need only a very limited set of ingredients that in most households are around anyway. So, have fun with baking it for your next sunday afternoon tea/friend’s birthday/housewarming party/mother’s day… or just because it is tasty :).

Recipe: (makes a small size tin of 18 cm, double ingredients for a larger one)


175 g softend butter, 175 g caster sugar, 3 large eggs, 175 g flour, 1 TSp baking powder, 1 TSp vanilla extract (or the mark of one vanilla bean), a pinch of salt


Heat the oven to 180°C. Lightly grease an 18 cm round cake tin with a little extra butter and cut our a piece of baking paper to fit the base of the tin.

Pull the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon or a hand-held mixer for 1 minute.

Pour the mixture into the tin, smooth on the top and bakeon the midle shelf of the oven for about 45-50 minutes.

Let the cake sit in the tin for five minutes, then gently run a knife around the edge and turn the cake out onto a wire rack to cool. Serve dusted with icing sugar.


Do you have any fail safe recipes? I’m curious to know what they are. Please tell me!

BTW: Happy B-day, S.!

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4 Kommentare zu „Fail Safe Recipe: Simple Vanilla Cake“

  1. My fail-safe recipe number one (although for different occasions): Spaghetti with ketchup. 😉 My fail-safe number one for parties: a simple strawberry tart with pudding. Also very easy to do, especially with an already made bottom.

  2. Your comment really made my day yesterday, little bro! My belly still hurts from laughing out loud 😀 – spaghetti with ketchup… too funny!

  3. Danke, dass du diesen speziellen Tag mit mir gefeiert hast. 🙂 Und auch ich fand das Notfall-Rezept deines Bruders super! Tja, Männer können wohl doch kochen 😉

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