Just Perfect Cake Base

This is the perfect cake base recipe. It is fluffy, light, and easy to cut in half. It is perfect for making a birthday cake or any other type of cake. Simply prepare your favorite filling and frosting, and your cake will be ready in no time!

preparation: 10 minutes

making: 25 minutes

total: 35 minutes

servings: 12 pieces of a cake

nutrition: 142 calories per serving

cuisine: British


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


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 levelled 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 a tabletop couple of times from a small height and leave it to cool down at room temperature. This allows to settle and levelling of 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


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.

The baked cake base is taken out from the tin and placed on the board