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Light Vanilla Cake

Over head image of vanilla cake

Sometimes you find joy in the simplest things, like this Vanilla Cake! As a foodie, I like developing new recipes, try new dishes, and the more complicated and challenging the recipe is, the more fun I have in making it.

Side shot of vanilla cake.

However, there are days when I don’t want to pass by the kitchen. I just want to enjoy my coffee, go for a walk, and watch a movie. Like many, I do enjoy a lazy day.

Vanilla cake with strawberries.

My problem is called (sweet tooth) and I’ve been suffering from the same since childhood.

So what shall I do if I’m feeling lazy but need to have something sweet?  I go for a quick recipe where I mix everything together and be done within the shortest time possible.

vanilla cake served on a plate.

I give you a very simple teacake, a Light Vanilla Cake. Don’t be fooled by how simple this cake looks, it’s divine, moist, light, and so easy to make. But to enjoy its taste, you have to use a good quality vanilla extract or paste.

Vanilla Cake
Serves 9. 177 calories per slice.

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
5 tablespoon plain low fat yogurt
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (use high quality one)

– Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Line your baking pan with parchment paper.
– In a bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt. Keep aside.
– In a different bowl, add the sugar, vanilla, and egg. Beat until well combined.
– Add oil, yogurt, and condensed milk, beat well. Add flour and mix gently. Do not over mix or the cake will be tough.
– Bake for 20 โ€“ 25 minutes (depending on your oven) or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.

Note: The icing sugar and strawberry shown in the pictures are not included in the calorie count.


  1. Looks amazing. Would be happy with a piece with my late tea ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. The cake looks light and beautiful.

  3. it looks delicious!

  4. It looks delicious and pairs wonderfully with strawberries (salad).



  5. This looks SO beautiful and simply delicious –

    • munatycooking

      Hi Mary, I could say the same about your Chocolate Super Smoothie ๐Ÿ˜‰ I saw your recipe and I can’t tell you how much I want to try it!

  6. Oh Muna! You have no idea how much I enjoy my lazy days. Sometimes I feel like not getting out of my pj, but have to. Your cake looks very inviting and perfect for afternoon sweet treat with tea or coffee. Yummy pics too!!! Well done!

  7. Gosh this cake is just perfection. So spongy and moist!!

  8. I like it.. I don’t think it will take long to try it ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. Sometimes a simple vanilla cake like this is just the best!

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