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Easy Birthday Cake Recipe

Birthday Cakes come in all shapes and sizes, this easy to follow recipe provides the perfect base for all types of decorated cake. Whether you're making a children's Disney Princess Cake, Dinosaur Cake, Football Cake, or a Classic Iced Cake for an adults birthday a simple to follow recipe like this is the ideal starting point!

What makes the classic vanilla sponge cake so special? It's light, fluffy, and has a delightful hint of sweetness. It's the perfect combination of flavours, sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Plus, it's incredibly easy to make and can be decorated in almost any style! 

With this recipe you'll be able to make one 7" fluffy vanilla cake in just 20 minutes. All you need are a few simple ingredients and a few minutes of your time. The result is a classic sponge cake that is both moist and flavourful. 



225g butter 
225g golden caster sugar 
3 tbsp whole milk 
4 large eggs 
1 tsp vanilla extract 
225g self-raising flour 



Heat oven to 180C/160C fan and line two 7" cake tins with baking parchment


Using an electric whisk beat 225g softened butter and 225g golden caster sugar together until light and fluffy then whisk in 4 large eggs, one at a time, making sure you scrape down the sides of the bowl after each one. 
Fold in the flour, vanilla extract, and milk .


Divide the mixture evenly into two and pour carefully into your two cake tins.


Bake for 25 mins until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the middle of each cake comes out clean. Leave to cool completely on a wire rack and combine the two cakes with your choice of buttercream icing. 


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Now comes the exciting part, decorating the cake! If you're looking for ideas and inspiration check out our Birthday Cake Ideas Blog here.


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