If you are a beginner to baking, then this is the right place to start with. What could be easier than a simple cake with just four ingredients? It is easy to make and is so versatile that you could easily transform it into a rich delight by decorating it with an icing, cream, fruits, or jam, according to your requirement.

This article has two recipes – one with egg and the other one egg less. Both are easy to make and taste equally good. Put an end to your patience and move ahead to know the recipes.

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How to Make a Plain Cake – With Egg:

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Baking Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: One 9 x 13 inch cake


  • Self raising flour – 3 cups
  • Eggs – 4
  • Sugar – ¾ cup, finely powdered
  • Butter – 1 cup, melted
  • Powdered sugar – enough for garnishing

How to Bake Plain Cake:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F/ 175 degrees C/Gas Mark 4 for 10 minutes.
  • Take a 9 X 13 inch pan, grease with a little butter. Dust with a little flour and keep aside.
  • Take a large mixing bowl.
  • Add melted butter and sugar.
  • Using a whisk, beat until sugar blends well with butter.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add flour, little a time, mixing well each time.
  • Transfer to prepared pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until a cake teaser inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  • Transfer to a wire rack and cool thoroughly.
  • Sprinkle powdered sugar.

The cake is ready to be served or you can use it as required.

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How to Bake Eggless Plain Cake:

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Baking Time: 60 mins
  • Total Time: 80 Minutes
  • Yield: One 7” cake


  • All purpose flour – 2 cups
  • Sugar – 1 ¼ cup, finely powdered
  • Butter – ¾ cup, melted
  • Sour curd – 6 tbsp
  • Baking powder – 2 tsp
  • Baking soda – ¾ tsp
  • Hot water – ½ cup
  • Powdered sugar – enough for garnishing

How to Bake Eggless Plain Cake:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F/160 degrees C/Gas Mark 3.

2. Grease a 7 inch pan with melted butter, dust with a little flour, and keep aside.

3. Sieve flour with baking soda twice to remove the lumps and keep aside.

4. In a bowl, add baking soda to curd. Mix well and keep it aside.

5. In large mixing bowl, add butter, powdered sugar, and water. Using a wire whisk, mix until sugar dissolves.

6. Add flour and curd and give a quick mix just to get a smooth batter with pouring consistency. Do not over mix. If you feel batter is too thick, add 2 tbsp hot water.

7. Transfer to prepared pan.

8. Bake for 60 minutes or until cake teaser inserted comes out clean.

9. Take out from oven and allow to cool completely.
The cake is now ready to be used as per your need.

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Tips and Suggestions:

1. Never over-mix the batter as the cake will be dense and not soft.

2. You can add dry fruits for a richer appeal. If you are adding dry fruits, toss the dry fruits in about 3 tbsp flour and fold it gently just before transferring the batter to the pan.

3. Allow the cake to cool completely if you are planning to frost it. You can bake the cake the previous day to ensure that it cools completely.

4. Allow all the ingredients to come at room temperature before baking.

5. Want to give it a chocolaty touch? Mix two teaspoons cocoa powder in a little milk and add to the batter just before the final stage and give a quick mix.

Now that you have two recipes for plain cake, which one are you going to try? Bake one and share your feedback.


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