I need a recipe for a vanilla birthday cake for a child. I have a delicious French vanilla sour cream pound cake recipe that I use alot but would like to try something different. I feel the recipe I have is more for a wedding cake or cake an adult enjoys more. I need one that is dense but moist and will stack well. Thanks!
Victoria sponge! That's what I use for all my vanilla sponge cakes.
Equal weights of butter, sugar, eggs (cracked weight) and self-raising flour... plus some vanilla.
Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the beaten eggs, a little at a time, then sift in the flour. Mix gently to fully incorporate.
I have an electric fan oven and I bake mine at 140c
I use a modified recipe for a box mix. I've tried countless times to make cakes from scratch and it never works for me so I gave up. I use Pillsbury's Classic White. Add 4 eggs, 1 1/4 cup water or milk (I do 3/4 cup milk & 1/2 cup water), 1 tbsp vegetable oil, 1 small package of vanilla instant pudding, and 1 tsp clear vanilla extract; mix and bake. It makes the cake denser, but is still really moist and it tastes great!