Cake is a form of bread. It is typically a sweet baked dessert. Cakes are broadly divided into several varieties; Vanilla cake is one of them. You can also say it is a basic cake. You can decorate it as your own choice depending on how artistic is you.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the baking tin with melted butter. Dust some flour in the tin and the sides of the tin well.
In a large mixing bowl, mix the baking powder, baking soda and flour. In another bowl beat sugar and eggs together until slightly thickened, about 1 minute.
Add flour, vanilla and beat for another minute, just until the batter is smooth and creamy. Pour the batter into the prepared baking tin. Bake for 1 hr 20 minutes or until well risen and golden – a skewer inserted into the middle should come out clean.
Leave to cool for 30 minutes in the tin, and then use a skewer to poke holes all over the cake, going right to the bottom.
For ideas on how to decorate the cake and to try out some variations on this basic cake mixture, have a look at the ‘Goes well with’ recipes for Simple elegance wedding cake, Birthday bug cake and summer celebration cake.