Easy Light Cake Recipe

Sometimes regardless of how yummy they are cakes can feel too “heavy” to eat. Sometimes you just need a cake that’s easy to make and “light” to eat. This cake recipe makes the perfect light cake. Added bonus: my chocolate spread icing recipe!


  • 150 grams of softened butter
  • 2 caps of vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup of caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 cup of milk
"amummyslifenz" "light cake recipe" "chocolate spread icing"

An easy light cake recipe with chocolate spread icing


  1. Preheat oven to 190°c.
  2. Mix butter, vanilla essence and caster sugar in a bowl until well mixed.
  3. Add one egg at a time and mix well with each.
  4. Sift in flour and baking powder and mix.
  5. Add milk and mix.
  6. Grease a medium to small cake tin and pour in the mixture.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until cake springs back lightly to the touch.
  8. Allow to sit in cake tin for 10 minutes to cool before tipping onto a cake rack.
  9. Ice and decorate when cooled.

Chocolate Spread Icing

  1. Mix 2 tablespoons of chocolate spread with 4 tablespoons of icing sugar until a suitable texture.
  2. Spread over cake.




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