17 Jan 2014

Eggless Vanilla Cake Recipe

I have two favorite eggless vanilla cake recipes. This is one of them and the other one uses curd. Both these cakes always comes out very well. Whenever I need to bake an eggless cake for my friends I always use one of these two recipes. 

Eggless Vanilla Cake

This recipe uses the simplest of ingredients that you will always have in your kitchen just like this eggless dairy free chocolate cake recipe. I love these recipes which uses simple ingredients and does not require too much of an elaborate preparation. 

Eggless Vanilla Cake

This is a soft, moist cake which tastes great by itself. You need not frost this cake, if you don't want to. You can just have it with your evening tea or coffee. You can use butter or oil in this recipe. I have used oil as it keeps the cake soft and moist but you can use butter as well. This recipe makes a small cake, you can use a 5 or 6 inch pan. If you want a 'taller' cake, use a 5 inch pan. I have used a 6 inch pan.

Eggless Vanilla Cake

If you want to layer this cake, then I suggest you bake 2 of these cakes in a 6 inch pan and you can layer it well. I have layered using only 1 cake so it looks small. But this is just for family and close friends so this size was perfect for us. 

Eggless Vanilla Cake

Preparation time 15 mins | Baking time 30 mins | Serves 6-7
Recipe adapted from - here

  • Plain Flour - 1 cup 
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup 
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp 
  • Baking soda - 1/2 tsp 
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Melted butter or Oil - 1/4 cup 
  • Vanilla extract - 1 and 1/2 tsp 
  • Milk - 1/2 cup 
  • Any vinegar - 1 tbsp
Eggless Vanilla Cake


I used a 6" cake pan. Line the cake pan and grease well. Preheat the oven to 180 C.

1. Add the milk, sugar, vanilla in a bowl.

2. Next add the oil and vinegar and whisk well.

3. Sift in the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. 

4. Fold the dry ingredients gently into the wet ingredients to form a smooth batter. Do not over mix.
5. Pour into the greased pan and bake for about 25 - 30 minutes. Start checking after 25 minutes until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.

6. Remove and cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then turn onto a rack and cool completely.

Eggless Vanilla Cake

1. I used oil for this cake. Use any flavorless, odorless oil.
2. After adding the dry ingredients, do not overmix. Over mixing can make your cake hard.
3. If you want to make this into a chocolate cake, replace 1/3rd of the flour with cocoa powder.
4. I baked for 25 minutes and then reduced the temperature to 160 and baked for 5 more minutes.
5. If you want to frost the cake, check this link on how to frost cakes easily. And here's a post on how to make ganache.

Until next time,
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  1. yummyy, so moist and delicious looks ;)

  2. wow fantastic sponge Cake , looks fabulous dear :) So perfectly done !!

  3. So soft and spongy cake ...Perfectly made !!

  4. Thank you for the reciepe. I used this today along with the ganache recipe on this same site to make a good chco walnut cake with ganache. Thanks. I have tagged this link on facebook in the group homebakersguild. Hope you dont mind

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment! I'm glad you liked it! I know what you mean, I too made this same cake yesterday and frosted with ganache and it tasted really good! I don't mind about the tag at all :)

  5. hai...
    can i use lemon juice as a substitute for vinegar...

    1. Yes you can. Let me know how it goes!

    2. thanx... i will try and give u the feedback. am also planning 2 go for the ganache.just wondering if i can replace 2tblsp of APF with vanilla custard powder( i have a good stock!!!). 'coz i've read in blogs that cake flour is made when 2tblsp of flour is replaced by corn starch.your suggestions will be of great help.
      regards... valli.

    3. Yes cake flour is made by replacing 2 tbsp of APF with corn flour but why do you want to use custard powder? I know custard powder has corn flour but it also has other additives. Anyways, I have never used it, try it at your own risk.

  6. I really want to try your recipe... But have no idea about what kind of vineger is used.I have never used vineger,so I m completely clueless.. If u don't mind,can u please post the pic of bottle or name the brand

    1. I can't post photos here, you can use any brand of white vinegar or apple cider vinegar.

  7. Hi, lovely blog! I have a query 1/2 cup is granulated sugar or powdered sugar?

  8. I tried first time eggless cake . It's turned really good. Thanks for the recipe

  9. The cake raised properly and flat ....and tuned yummy . I added tutti fruity also to the. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

  10. Hi
    Tried ur eggless vanila cake.
    Came out well.i tried a topping with choclate ganache ..
    Thank u

  11. hello
    i will definitely try this recipe.
    thanks for sharing.


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