Hey guys, long time! 1st of all I apologise for being a little irregular these days. As I told you earlier that I was having exams. So now, results are coming and I have a few GDPI interviews in upcoming days. And, naturally I am very busy preparing for those. But yes, I miss my food blogging a lot and my readers too. Please keep patience with me. I promise to make up for this with lots of new food posts in coming months. 🙂
Today, I will be posting of my favorite tea-time vanilla cake recipe. This is a very basic, easy and simple recipe but it results in the most deliciously soft, spongy, perfect buttery vanilla cake with lots of nuts and fruits. You will relish the every bite of it. I know that there are many who love simple cakes but always wait for the perfect recipe to make it. Being a food blogger, I feel that, I should keep both easy, tricky recipes on my blog and both popular and new ones too considering every kind of blog audience. Baking is easy and tricky at the same time. So. no more waiting! Bake it the same way like I did, and you will forget to buy cakes from bakeries. And the good part is, you can always decorate your cake using your favorite frosting or chocolate ganache.
I make this cake pretty often. I love it when it gets baked. That divine smell! And then I cut it into small pieces and I keep it hidden from my sis :D. Because she finishes it every time in the same day. And I like to eat it keeping for 3-4 days, each time with my favorite cup of hot tea. When I am too busy to cook, I eat it and start my day. Naturally it keeps me full for long. And in case, you want to know about the beater I use, you can click the link. It always gives me best results with pretty much lesser efforts.
- 100 gm unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1 cup all-purpose sifted flour (250 gm)
- 1 cup powdered sugar (225 - 250 gm)
- a pinch of salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ cup chopped nuts and raisins (optional)
- ½ cup chopped fresh cherries (optional)
- some extra flour to powder the cake mould
- Mix sugar and butter very well. Add eggs one by one. Make a smooth and even mixture of that.
- Take another pot and mix flour, salt, baking powder together.
- Add this dry mixture to the egg mixture. Beat them very well with a manual or electric beater.
- Add 75% of your chopped nuts, raisins, cherries to it.
- Pre-heat your oven for 5 minutes at 180-degree c temperature.
- Take your cake mould and grease it will with butter. Now powder the mould with a little flour.
- It will help to get the cake out properly after baking. Now pour your batter.
- Spread that left 25% nuts, raisins and cherries on top of the batter. Bake it for 30-35 minutes.
- Take a toothpick and prick it in the middle to check the cake is well cooked or not.
- Keep it for 5 minutes more in the oven after switching off the power.
- Take it out and let it completely cool for another 10 minutes and then take your cake out.
- You can add your favorite frosting upon the cake or garnish it with icing sugar. Totally optional.