Vanilla Cake

Seems we aren’t getting away from the sweet things this holiday season.  This Vanilla Cake is the second last contribution I will make on the sweet side for a while, before moving onto a few cocktails.  It is a fabulously moist and light cake.  If you were looking for a chocolate cake, no problem, just replace 125ml of the flour with 125ml cocoa.

Vanilla Cake



6 eggs separated
375ml sugar
125ml oil
125ml boiling water
500ml cake flour sieved
25ml baking powder
2ml salt
10ml vanilla essence


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Beat the egg whites and sugar together until silky.
  3. Add the egg yolks and beat through.
  4. Add the oil and blend through.
  5. Add the boiling water and mix through.
  6. Add the flour and salt and mix through.
  7. Lastly add the vanilla essence and mix into the mixture.
  8. Pour the mixture evenly into two cake tins and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Once cooled ice the cakes with caramel or icing.

Submitted by:  Christine de Villiers, Port Elizabeth


8 thoughts on “Vanilla Cake

  1. Definitely making these as cuppies – while I do love my chocolate, there’s nothing I love more than an old fashioned vanilla-on-vanilla cake Hope you had a very happy christmas!

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