Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Basic Vanilla and Nut Cake

This Christmas, I decided to bring out my stand mixer and bake a simple cake like my mom used to for all our birthdays. I must say the result was very yummy and we all loved it but it still couldn't beat my mother's cake:). This post goes to all moms who take the effort to make their kid's bdays special by baking for them.....


  1. 1 stick of butter
  2. 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  3. 1 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 2 spoons vanilla essence
  5. 2 large eggs
  6. 1/2 cup milk
  7. 3/4th cup sugar - you can use 1 cup if you like it sweeter
  8. nuts of your choice - I use cashews and almonds


  1. Beat the butter and sugar together until creamy.
  2. Add eggs one by one and continue beating until you form a smooth fluffy mixture
  3. Beat the milk into the mixture along with the vanilla essence
  4. Sift the flour and baking powder together. This step is very important to keep the cake mixture free of lumps.
  5. Slowly beat the flour into the eggs, butter and milk mixture until the batter is smooth and well mixed. Add nuts and fold in. Save some to top off the cake.
  6. Grease and flour an 8 inch round pan and fill it up with the batter. Top with remaining nuts.
  7. Pre-heat oven to 350 and bake for 20-30mins or until the cake is well browned on the sides. Allow it to cool and enjoy!!! :)


Asha said...

Simple recipes are the best tasting Smita. Sounds great. No photos ever?! ;D

Smita said...

Thanks Asha! Of course there will be photos:D:D...I just won't wait till my lazy self can upload them to post the recipe:D:D....

Sagari said...

smitha wonderful cake recipe

Smita said...

Thanks Sagari!