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Oct 12, 2015

Vanilla and Chocolate Layer Cake Recipe

This is the cake which i made for my hubby's birthday. I wanted to make a layer cake, instead of making normal vanilla or chocolate cake i decided to make a vanilla and chocolate layer cake. I decided to make a chocolate cake and two vanilla cake so it looks pretty when slicing it. I turned this cake into a fresh fruit cake and decorated it with fresh cream and fresh fruits..Since 

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I am sharing the cake and decoration as separate post..Because if i share it in a single post then it will be quite a long post..Will be sharing the decorations tomorrow..Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 15 mins

Baking Time : 20 to 25 mins
Makes three layered 18 cm round cake


Unsalted Soft Butter - 120 grams / around 1 stick

Sugar - 1 1/2 cup / 300 grams
Vanilla Essence - 2 tsp
Eggs - 3
Milk - 1 cup / 240 ml
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 2 cups / 240 grams
Baking Powder - 1 tblspn
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Cocoa Powder - 3 tblspn

(My 1 cup measures 240 ml)


Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Grease three 18 cm round cake pan with oil and sprinkle some flour over it. Coat it on sides and tap off the excess. Set aside.

Sieve flour, baking powder and salt in a sifter and set aside.

Now in a large mixing bowl, take butter, sugar and vanilla. Cream it well using a beater.

Now add in eggs and beat till creamy..Dont worry if the mix looks curdled.

Now add in half of the sifted flour mix, half of the milk and fold it gently. Now add in remaining flour and milk. Mix well.

Now divide the batter into three portion and spoon the two of the batter into two prepared round pan. Now to the remaining one portion sift in the cocoa powder. Mix well.

Spoon this into the remaining pan and smooth all the cake pans evenly.

Pop it in oven and bake for 20 to 25 mins.

Remove it and cool it.

Now decorate it as you wish..

Take all your ingredients

Take three 18 cm cake pan

grease it well with oil and dust it with flour..
Coat on all sides and set aside

Take flour in a sifter

add in salt

add in baking powder

sieve it well..set aside

Take soft butter in a bowl

add in sugar

add in vanilla

use a beater to whip this

whip till creamy

crack open three eggs

whip this till creamy
add in half of the flour mix in

pour in half of the milk

fold gently

you got to fold this gently

now it is almost mixed

add in remaining flour mix in

pour in the remaining milk

fold well

i divided the batter into three portion..Two 
of that i spooned it into the cake pan

I took the third portion

add in cocoa powder

fold well

Spoon this into the another pan

Bake it

Now you can decorate it..I cooled it wrapped it in 
plastic wrap and put it in fridge so i can
 decorate it the next day

I frosted it with whipped cream

Will be sharing this fresh fruit pastry recipe soon

Doesn't the orange topping looks stunning

I used fresh fruits to decorate it..

Will be sharing step by step of this decoration tomorrow


  1. Hi Aarthi,
    1. did you apply whipped cream in each layer before wrapping or the next day after removing from wrap?
    2. can I use Rose essence instead of vanilla?
    3. Is that powered sugar?
    Am baking for fist time that's why lot of questions..

  2. @Learn Speed Tuitionno i didn't apply cream.

    U can use any essence

    no it is normal sugar

  3. I want to make a chocolate cake with Unsalted Soft Butter ,
    Sugar , Vanilla Essence, Eggs , Milk , All Purpose Flour ,
    Baking Powder, Salt & Cocoa Powder.

    Can you give the correct measurements of each of the above ingredients for 1 cup of maida.....I hadn't found any chocolate cake recipe using butter.

  4. I want to make a chocolate cake with Unsalted Soft Butter ,
    Sugar , Vanilla Essence, Eggs , Milk , All Purpose Flour ,
    Baking Powder, Salt & Cocoa Powder.

    Can you give the correct measurement of COCOA POWDER for 1 cup of maida.....I hadn't found any chocolate cake recipe using butter.

  5. How can we subsitute eggs with??

  6. hi aarthi...at what temperature shall I bake?

  7. it is mntioned in the written part of recipe

  8. This looks so delicious!!!


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