About this recipe: Making your own wedding cake? This vanilla cake recipe makes 1 (25cm) round cake. Decorate with rolled icing or buttercream. Double the recipe if you are making a three tiered cake or use as a bottom layer if you plan on making different flavoured tiers.
I'm afraid on the whole this was a bit of a disaster! I had alarms bells ringing when I measured out the raising agents, I think that 1/4 tsp of baking powder and bicarb alongside plain flour is not quite right. The cake has a lovely flavour, but did not cook in the middle - it was quite solid in texture. It did rise but lacked the light texture you would expect. I used a 25cm round tin. - 12 Feb 2013
I've made this cake several times & I always get rave reviews. Here are some changes I've made though.... Add 1/2 tsp. salt Add 1/8 Lemon extract Add 1-2 tsp. Almond extract I add the above in addition to the tablespoon of vanilla. I've also tried a flower nail in the middle to see if it cooks quicker. I'll let you know. A moist yummy dense cake! - 28 May 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I am making my own wedding cake and thought I would try a few out for the big day. I love this cake so much. Not too sweet, super easy to make anyone can make it. The cooking time is pretty exact, and it is super moist. Now I just have to find the perfect icing. I gave it 5 stars, i just love it. - 07 Aug 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)