Vanilla Cake

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Homemade Vanila Cake
Homemade Vanila Cake

Vanilla upside down cake is a light and a very soft cake. It is easy to make and a great favorite with children.


2 cups flour/ maida
2 level teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup castor sugar (ground sugar)
6 large eggs
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons Vanilla essence
1/2 cup refined oil or olive oil
1/2 cup cold water


1. flour and baking powder  2. sifted

Sift flour, salt and baking powder together

3. in bowl

Mix castor sugar, sifted flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl with a wooden spatula

Create  a well in the centre

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Add cold water, oil and vanilla essence in the centre of the well.

Seperate the egg yolk from egg white.

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Add all the egg yolks

Stir the liquid by starting to mix from the centre till all the dry ingredients are absorbed and batter is ready.

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Take another bowl and put the  egg whites in it. Beat with wire whisk till stiff peaks form.

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Now gently fold in the mixture in the egg white till it is smooth.

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Take a 10 inch diameter round dish and place a small glass base down  in the centre of the dish. Place a heavy object in it. I normally put the weight of the cooker in it.

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Pour the mixture into it without preparing/lining  the dish.

Preheat oven to 180 degrees centigrade or 350 degrees Fahrenheit.


Bake for 50 min or till the cake is done

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Remove cake from oven immediately. Remove the cooker weight from the glass.

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Keep an empty sauce or beer bottle on the work table. Invert cake in tin over the the bottle and leave to cool.

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Once  cool pry and loosen with knife and invert on a plate. It is ready to eat.


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