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Easy vanilla cake with chocolate chips...step by step.

Winter has set in....there is a chill in the air....and I love winters....especially munching on cakes in the evening with horribly greedy messy kids...

Today, I am sharing with you a simple and easy vanilla cake....I  topped it with chocolate can make it without the chocchips if you like it plain...but I am a chocoholic and so are my kids...

I have to tell you something....its just that a few days ago my hubby was talking to his old class mate and somehow my blog came up and it was mentioned that, a few recipes of mine were tried and was successful and that one particular cake recipe was a disaster when! that's bad....the recipes I post here are tried and tested by me...not once...twice...but thrice....sometimes more...and if a cake fails....I really would appreciate if you would post a comment here or mail me...hey, I really want it to work out for could because of a lot of other oven prob, poor quality or old baking powder, old maida or all purpose flour...and please bring all the ingredients to room I use 200 ML CUP for all my baking and cooking...And yes I want each and every recipe I have posted here to work out for you.

Now lets get back to making this awfully simple and easy cake.

Recipe adapted from Ria's Collection

Flour: 2 cups.
Baking powder: 2 tsp.
Sugar: 1 cup.( I reduced sugar by 2 tbsp because the cake was a bit too sweet for me...must be because of topping with chocolate chips BUT if you are making it plain one cup is perfect).
Butter: 1 stick/100 gms/1/2 cup.
Eggs: 2.
Milk: 1/2 cup, I used a bit more to make it creamy.
Vanilla: 1 tsp.

For the topping:
Chocolate Chips: 1 cup.
Flour : 2 tsp, just to mix the chocolate chips.

Sift the dry ingredients ie the flour and baking powder, keep aside. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar..for 2 to 3 min.

Add eggs one by one and cream. Add vanilla essence and cream again.

Add the sifted flour.

Add the milk.

I used a little more than 1/2 cup milk to get this creamy batter. Remember to preheat oven at 180 degree C.

Put the chocolate chips in a bowl, add the flour.

And mix the two...this mixing is compulsory otherwise the chips will sink into the cake while it is baking.

Pour the batter into an 8-9 inch greased pan....I used a 12 x 12 inch square pan, because I wanted thin cake slices, more over like a sheet cake plus baking time will be less....about 20 to 30 an 8 inch pan it will take close to 40-45 min....Sprinkle the chips on top..

And BAKE at 180 degree C for 20-30 min...hmmm are you getting that wonderful salivating aroma of freshly baked cake.

Cut into squares while still warm

Enjoy your wintry evenings with this simple vanilla cake.


  1. Looks so yummy!! Nice inviting clicks..

  2. Love the texture,perfect with a cup of tea

  3. soft & inviting!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  4. The texture is very tempting, for the kids & also grown ups!
    Your idea of mixing chocolate chips with flour is very helpful Nisa..

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  5. Prefect,spongy and super tempting vanilla cake, wish i get a slice rite now.

  6. Looks delicious! Love the chocolate chips on top!

  7. I too love winters for the warm foods...that's an really easy to make cake with chocolate it....have u completed reading The Alchemist.....?it is one of my fav book....

  8. Hi Nisa,my baby is 9 months old and i have finally managed to note down this yummy recipe as i haven't had any time ever since she was born. my son is after me to make your cookies or any cake. all your recipes are yummy. it took me quite a number of days just to select one and hopefully i make it soon for my son

    1. Hi siona, what a pleasant surprise after a long!! so fast time flew, cant believe she is 9 months old now....hope you all are doing good and thank you for commenting here and letting me know this....

  9. hi nisa
    grt receipe i tried it came out very girls liked it very much.thks

    1. Thank you Sushma for trying my recipe, so glad that you enjoyed it.

  10. Hi Nisa
    This is my first visit to ur blog. I tried out ur recipe and the cake had come out really well. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

    1. Thank you Anu for stopping by with the feedback!

  11. Hi Nisa need to try this recipe for ma kids, bit confused of the measuring 'cups' ! How much it will be in grams?

    1. Hi Shibu! I made this recipe using cups and I used 200 ml cup, hope this helps :)

  12. Hi,
    How do I make this cake without eggs? I loved the way this cake looks and am wanting to make this for a long time now.

  13. One doubt dear do we need to add granulated sugar or powdered one?

    1. Hi Pooja, its granulated sugar. .... I use granulated sugar for all my baking, I like to break the rules of baking lol worries, just make sure you cream with hand held beater...happy baking and thanks for stopping by :)


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