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Recipes || Simple Vanilla Cake Dusted with Sugar

This is the kind of cake you want when you just crave a bit of something-something but nothing too fancy: just a great, simple vanilla cake dusted with sugar. It’s quick, easy, delicious and great with a cup of tea. It’s absolutely the perfect thing to have when you’re craving cake but don’t want to faff around with making frosting, because, in all honesty, it doesn’t need it. 

Just give it a quick dusting of powdered sugar (icing sugar to my UK readers) and you’re good to go! 

Simple Vanilla Cake Dusted with Sugar
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 0
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrates 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 175 g of softened unsalted butter, cubed
  2. 175 g of sugar
  3. 3 eggs
  4. 175 g of self-raising flour
  5. 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  6. 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  7. 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C. Grease your cake tin. (I used a 9inch round).
  2. Pop all your ingredients into a large bowl and beat the batter until smooth. Be careful not to overheat it though, or your cake will feel tough.
  3. Spoon the batter into your cake tin and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown. Set the cake aside to cool. Once it's cooled, dust the top with icing sugar.
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What’s your favourite super simple recipe? 

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  • My classic cake recipe is 6oz of sugar, butter and SR flour and 3 eggs, which is exactly what this cake is! Works a treat every time! 🙂 Alice xxx

  • I love having a cake on the counter! My favorite right now is a vanilla mascarpone cake (with berries & almonds) – so moist & delicious :)) Also just takes a powdered sugar sprinkling and that’s it – no fuss! I’ll have to try yours next time…

  • Sounds like a delicious classic cake! Love using simple store cupboard ingredients! x

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  • Looks so good!! Thank you for the receipe

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  • This looks amazing!

    My favorite simple recipe is:

    1) Fry enough bacon for one person. Set aside. Don’t drain pan.
    2) Cook enough fresh green beans for one person in the bacon grease.
    3) Sprinkle feta cheese on top. Remove to bowl/plate.
    4) Crumble bacon on top.
    5) Eat.

    • Ohh that sounds so delicious! Would you have it as a side or a main dish? X

      • It works as either. I make it as a side dish when we have company for dinner. I make it as the main dish when I’m cooking dinner just for myself. It was my favorite thing to make when I was living alone!

  • That’s lovely! My dad used to make a similar cake, which he called ‘queque facil’, but he made it in a bundt tin. No lies, it was my favourite cake, cause it was so fluffy and simple.

    • I don’t know what it is about bundt tin cakes but they are almost always my favourites! My grandma made a killer one that sounds like your dad’s! X