Three plates each with a slice of most vanilla cake with flowers scattered around.
Sep 27, 2019

Moist Vanilla Cake

Baking should never be complicated and with Ina Paarman it is as easy as pie. Whether you opt for a delicious cake or scrumptious brownie, Ina Paarman makes baking like a professional easy. For an easy crowd pleaser, try this delicious vanilla cake recipe. This white cake is so light and fluffy and lends itself to be customised in so many different ways. Whether you whip up this easy recipe for a birthday cake or anniversary cake or even as a yummy mid week treat, Ina Paarman takes the chore out of the task and leaves you with a flavoursome mouthful of goodness.

  • x1 Box of Ina Paarman Vanilla Cake Mix
  • x3 Jumbo Eggs
  • 3/4 Cups (180ml) Sunflower or Canola Oil
  • x1 Cup (250ml) Hot Full Cream Milk
  • x2 20cm or x2 22cm Cake Pans or x1x27cm Ring Cake Tin
  • If you’re making cupcakes, you can dish the batter into a standard muffin pan
  • Electric Beater
  • Spatula

Adjust oven rack to the middle position and preheat oven to 180’C. Prepare your baking pans by spraying with a non-stick cooking spray. Beat eggs and oil together for about 30 seconds on high speed until well combined. Gently pour in the warm milk and beat briefly on a high speed until well blended. Add the contents of the packet and gently mix in by hand with a spatula. Mix only until combined – take care to not over mix. The mixture will be fairly soft and runny. Gently scrape your vanilla cake mixture into the prepared pans or muffin trays and put it in the oven. 

For layered and ring cakes bake for 25-30 minutes, for cupcakes bake at 190’C for 15-18 minutes. To check if the cakes or cupcakes are cooked, insert a thin bladed knife into the centre and if it comes out clean it means it is cooked. Cool cakes in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out on a cooling rack. Do not ice until cakes are completely cool.


Let frosting a cake stress be a thing of the past with Ina Paarman’s delectable ready mixed icing options. Available in three flavours (chocolate, vanilla and strawberry) these handy kits include the flavoured icing mix, piping bag and nozzle. Ice your cake and adorn with fresh flowers and powdered sugar. Enjoy!

Katherine Ballantyne

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