The Best Vanilla Sponge Cake | Easy Vanilla Cake Recipe | Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cake


The Best Vanilla Sponge Cake

Vanilla Cake is a simple and classic cake recipe made with vanilla essence and chocolate chips, ready in under 60 minutes. An easy Vanilla Cake with a soft and moist crumb and great vanilla flavor. This Vanilla cake recipe is the perfect base for a birthday cake or any special occasion.

I made cake at home in almost every occasions or sometimes no occasions required to bake a, and my whole family are big fan of homemade cakes. So, I usually bake once in 15 days mostly banana and carrot cake, but this time I made my own favorite Classic Vanilla Cake.

Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cake


If you run out of butter, then you can replace it with canola oil or olive oil for this vanilla cake, but if you use butter in the cake helps keep moist and light. 

Adding butter into cake adds some flavor to the cake that won't be there if you don't use it or replace it with oil.

Moist Vanilla Cake

Keep your cake in fridge covered with foil paper, I usually keep my cake with cake pan and covered it with foil paper, so it won't dry and when you want to eat. Take your cake out of the fridge, cut it & warm it in microwave for 10 to 20 seconds otherwise keep the cake outside to come in their own room temperature. The Slice it and serve it.


Vanilla Cake


1. After the homemade vanilla cake comes out of the oven, make sure it cools down completely BEFORE SLICING.

2. If you’re having trouble with your vanilla cake sticking to the cake pans once they’re done baking, try lining the bottom of the cake pan with a piece of parchment paper. Trace the bottom of the pan on the parchment paper, then cut out the circle and it should fit exactly.

3. Make sure you sift together your dry ingredients before adding them to the cake, to make sure everything is evenly dispersed before adding to the wet ingredients. If you don’t have a sifter, you can whisk your dry ingredients together but the texture might be slightly less light in the final cake.

4. For this vanilla cake recipe, make sure you bring the butter and eggs to room temperature before starting. This will make it much easier to evenly mix everything together.

5. I always use salted butter, so I can add a pinch of salt in as it necessary. If you want to use unsalted butter, you would add salt more salt to the dry ingredients.

6. Try topping this vanilla cake recipe with a few tablespoons of powdered sugar and your favorite ingredients like choco chips, berries, strawberries etc..

Easy Vanilla Cake Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes 

Resting Time: 45 minutes 

Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Skill Level: Easy/Medium

Cuisine: American

Course: Dessert

Servings: 10 slices of cake

Author: Jolly Makkar

US Customary - Metric

Ingredients :

1+ 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 Tbsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup butter softened

3/4 cups granulated sugar

2 large eggs room temperature

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup buttermilk or plain milk (add 2 drops of vinegar to make instant buttermilk) room temperature

1/4 cup Choco chips (optional)

Equipment required



hand mixer/hand whisker

cake tin

butter paper/parchment paper

Preparation Method :

1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Butter and flour 9" cake pan, tapping out excess flour or I used parchment paper on below of the cake paper so it won't stick from down.

2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set flour mixture aside.

3. In a large mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer (or stand mixer), beat butter and sugar on medium-high speed for 2-3 minutes until thick and fluffy, scraping down the bowl as needed.

4. Add 2 eggs, one at a time, beating well with each addition then scrape down the bowl. Add 2 tsp vanilla extract and beat to combine.

5. Reduce hand mixer to medium speed and add the flour mixture in thirds alternating with the 1/2 cup of room temperature buttermilk or milk, allowing the flour and buttermilk or milk to incorporate with each addition. 

6. Scrape down the bowl as needed and beat until just combined and smooth. Lastly add choco chips for more colors on cake, vanilla and choco chip are made for each other 😀

7. Spread out the batter into the pans smoothing out the tops with a spatula. Bake on the center or lower rack at 350˚F for 28-30 minutes. Rest in cake pan for 10 minutes then run a knife or thin spatula around the edges to loosen and turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

8. Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top. Slice it and serve it.

This recipe is a part of A to Z recipe challenge, we choose key ingredients alphabetically to cook and post a dish every month. This month it was alphabet time THE LETTER "V" so I choose my key ingredients VANILLA and make this easy and health VANILLA CAKE

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  1. The cake looks spongy and sift. One of the basic sponge cake with which we can make 'n' number of cakes. Loved the use of butter for that extra flavour.

  2. Perfectly baked, cake looks so soft and moist. Beautiful photography.

  3. Vanilla Cake looks so tempting with its soft and spongy texture. I feel like baking one right away so I can enjoy it with some coffee.

  4. Cake looks so spongy soft and moist with beautiful crumb..very nicely captured.

  5. As you described it soft and moist... Jolly that is so true. The cake looks awesome. I sometimes like making cakes the traditional way as they do turn out so different with a melt in the mouth kind of texture. Super tempting Vanilla Cake.

  6. Such a lovely texture this vanilla cake has, soft, spongy and moist. I love such cakes as an accompaniment with tea. Delicious and irresistible !

  7. Jolly this vanilla cake looks so soft and spongy. Lovely crumb. I agree that we don’t need an occasion to enjoy this delicious bake. You are tempting me to bake again.

  8. Love the beautiful texture and crumb of this Vanilla cake. Looks absolutely soft, moist and spongy.