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Soft, Fluffy Traditional Vanilla Cake

Apart from Big Oz Sponge Mix, another essential ingredient in this recipe is using only the very best quality, REAL Vanilla extract.
Vanilla paste can also be used as an alternative, used in an equal amount to vanilla extract. NEVER use vanilla essence, take our advice it will not give the same result.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 16


  • 280 grams Big Oz Sponge Mix
  • 140 ml water
  • 1 cup undiluted evaporated milk
  • 4 tbsp real vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tbsp salt (optional)
  • 1.5 cups sugar (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 190 C / 375 degree F / Gas Mark 5.
  • Mix the ready-made sponge mix with 140ml of water and 1/4 tbsp of salt, blend for 1 minuet on medium speed, then scrape bowl down, before blending for a further 4 minuets on medium speed.
  • Beat in the vanilla extract.
  • Gently fold in the evaporated milk & sugar (sugar is optional as the mix is already sweetened)
  • Pour batter evenly into 2 well greased and floured 9 inch cake pans.
  • Bake in oven at 190 C / 375 degree F / Gas Mark 5 for about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Watch it carefully, you will not want to over bake this cake, as soon as the toothpick comes out clean, remove the cake from the oven and let it rest in the pans for 5 minutes before turning it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.


This recipe was made using Big Oz Sponge Mix, available to buy direct from our website.
We recommend using aluminum cake pans for gentle even heating with much less chance of over baking. 
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