Just Perfect Cake Base

This is just the perfect cake base. Great for making a birthday cake. Fluffy and light, can be easily cut into two. Just prepare your favourite filling and decorate. Your cake is ready without much effort!

preparation: 10 minutes

making: 25 minutes

total: 35 minutes

servings: 12 pieces of a cake

nutrition: 142 calories per serving

cuisine: British

Ingredients #

  • 4 eggs, at the room temperature
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • ¾ cup of self-rising flour
  • ¼ cup of potato starch
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • salt, a pinch

Method #

Heat an oven to 180C with a fan.

Line the round cake tin (with a diameter of 25cm) with baking parchment. 

Separate the whites from the yolks into two bowls. 

Place the whites into the mixing bowl. 

Add a pinch of salt and beat to a stiff foam using a hand mixer at high speed.

Add gradually sugar, spoon by spoon, and whisk until dissolved.

Add yolks, one at a time, then vanilla extract still mixing until combined. The mixture should be light and fluffy at this stage.

Tin ready on a side, eggs form a fluffy mixture. Sift the flour into the mixture.

Sift the flour, potato starch and baking powder and add to the egg mixture.

Folded mixture with the spatula

Fold with the spatula. 

Do not use a hand mixer or whisk at this time.

The dough transferred into the tin

Gently transfer the dough onto the tin and even out. 

The dought leveled in the tin

Bake for 25 minutes.

Baked cake base straight from the oven on the tabletop

Take the hot base out of the oven. Carefully drop the base in the tin on the tabletop couple times from a small height and leave it to cool down at room temperature. This allows to settle and level the base.

Perfect cake base cut horizontally into two pieces

Once cooled down, cut horizontally into 2 pieces using a sharp knife.

Your base is ready!

Spread your favourite filling and your cake is ready!

Isn’t this easy?

Example of a cake made with this perfect cake base

Tips #

While taking out of the tray, run over the edges of the cake with a knife, it will make it easier to get out of the tray.

Baked cake base taken out from the tin, places on the board