Clean Eating Basic Vanilla Birthday Cake

  • Author: Carey Wood
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Yield: 8-10 1x


Classic Clean Eating Vanilla Sponge made with 7 real food ingredients. This is the recipe I use for all my children’s birthday cakes. It’s simple, delicious and turns out perfectly every time. Everything a birthday cake should be!



  • 2 1/2 Cups Organic Plain Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Cup Organic, Raw Sugar
  • 250g softened Butter (not hot)
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cups whole Milk (or Almond Milk)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat Oven to 325F / 160C
  2. Mix all ingredients together with an electric mixer for about 1 min until all combined.
  3. Spoon into a greased and lined cake tray. I use an 18cm round tin with the bottom that comes away.
  4. Bake for 1hr 15 min.
  5. Cool in tin for a few minutes and then turn onto a wire wrack for cooling.
  6. Decorate as needed (Cream and strawberries are always a hit at our place)

  • Category: Clean Eating Birthday Cake
  • Cuisine: Clean Eating