5 from 5 votes
Vanilla Cake - Back To Basics!
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

A Delicious Two Layer Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream and Strawberry Jam!

Course: Cakes
Cuisine: Cake
Keyword: Vanilla
Servings: 14 Slices
Calories: 488 kcal
Author: Jane's Patisserie
  • 250 g Unsalted Butter/Stork
  • 250 g Caster Sugar
  • 250 g Self Raising Flour
  • 5 Medium Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 200 g Unsalted Butter (room temp)
  • 400 g Icing Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 200 g Strawberry Jam
  • Sprinkles
  1. Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan and line two 8"/20cm tins with parchment paper, and leave to the side. 

  2. Beat together your Butter and Sugar for 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy!

  3. Add in your Self Raising Flour, Eggs and Vanilla and beat again for a a couple of minutes till smooth.

  4. Try not to over beat - mix until it comes together and is smooth

  5. Split the cake mix between the two tins. I weigh it to make sure its even - each mix should weigh 500g each (roughly)

  6. Once in the tins, bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes, or until baked through. I check my cake is baked by using a skewer, and listening carefully to see if it bubbles!

  7. Once baked, leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. 

  8. To make the Buttercream, make sure your butter is at room temperature. 

  9. Beat the Butter on its own for 3-4 minutes, I use the paddle attachment. 

  10. Once the Butter is nice and supple, add the icing Sugar in 1/2 at a time, and beat fully before adding any more in. 

  11. Add in the Vanilla, and beat again for 3-4 minutes until it's all come together. 

  12. Carefully pipe or spread half of your Buttercream onto the first cake, and then top with some Jam.

  13. Add the second sponge on, and then spread the rest of the Buttercream on top. 

  14. Decorate with your favourite sprinkles, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Cake - Back To Basics!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 488 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 127mg42%
Sodium 33mg1%
Potassium 60mg2%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Sugar 45g50%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 810IU16%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.