Vanilla Snack Cake Recipe

Vanilla Snack Cake Recipe is a dessert often served during afternoon tea or breakfast. The cake is traditionally made of thin pastry dough brushed with a thin layer of egg and vanilla cream,

then baked until both the pastry and cream are golden brown. This is a straightforward homemade snack cake recipe.

Since this recipe is mainly for beginners, I haven’t used any unique ingredients and equipment.

The only special ingredient used in this recipe is vanilla extract. Vanilla extract is a sweet liquid made from the seed pod of various tropical orchids.

Vanilla Snack Cake Recipe
Vanilla Snack Cake Recipe

How To Prepare Vanilla Snack Cake Recipe?

Preparation Time: 30 min

Cooking Time: 40 min

Servings: 16 servings


  • baking sheet,
  • muffin tin,
  • cutter,
  • sieve,
  • wire rack,
  • round cake pan (8 inches),
  • medium bowl.

Ingredients For Vanilla Snack Cake Recipe:

For Cake:

  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Two sticks of Butter softened to room temperature
  • 3 Egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk

For Cream:

  • 1 1/2 cups Heavy cream, chilled
  • 2 TBS Vanilla extract

How To Make Vanilla Snack Cake Recipe

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F

Step 2: In a medium bowl, add baking powder, flour, sugar, and salt. Mix well.

Step 3: Mix heavy cream and vanilla extract in another small bowl. Stir well until the vanilla cream is ready to use.

Step 4: In a large bowl (the bowl where you will mix cake batter), add Butter and sugar into it. Mix them until the Butter and sugar are soft and smooth (you can use a hand mixer at low speed for this step).

Step 5: Add egg whites into the butter and sugar mixture, one by one. Continue mixing at low speed until you get a smooth mixture.

Step 6: Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the egg white and butter mixture. Use a spatula to mix them gently (don’t use a hand mixer for this step).

Add half of the vanilla cream into the batter, and mix gently. When you are done, add 1/3 of the remaining flour mixture. Mix gently again like before.

Add another 1/3 of vanilla cream into the batter. Mix gently and pour the last 1/3 of the flour mixture. Mix gently until you get a smooth batter (again, don’t use a hand mixer for this step).

Step 7: Pour the batter into a well-greased 8-inch cake pan or 9-inch round cake pan. Place in the oven and bake it for 40 minutes at 350 degrees F or until the top of this cake is golden brown and the toothpick inserted into it comes clean. Remove from the oven and transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 8: Add heavy cream and vanilla extract into a medium bowl. Mix them well until you get a smooth mixture (you can use a hand mixer for this step).

Step 9: After the cake is cooled completely, cut off the top part so you can see inside (still leaving 3/4 inch above the cake). Put some paste or frosting on top of this cake.

Step 10: Pour the vanilla cream over the cake. Spread it carefully.

Step 11: After you are done spreading the vanilla cream on top of the cake, cut off another 3/4 inch from the top part.

Step 12: Put some paste or frosting on this layer and spread it like before. Repeat step 11 with this layer (this is optional).

Step 13: Keep repeating the previous step until you use up all of your layers (you can use good quality chocolate or caramel for your last layer).

Step 14: Pour the remaining vanilla cream over the cake and spread it nicely.

Step 15: Refrigerate the vanilla snack cake for at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts Of Vanilla Snack Cake Recipe

  • Calories: 2,559 kcal
  • Total Fat: 172.6 g
  • Total Carbs: 150.9 g
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Cholesterol: 90.8 mg
  • Sodium: 1,251 mg
  • Potassium: 118 mg
  • Fibre: 0.3 g
  • Calcium: 43 mg

What Makes Cake Very Soft And Fluffy?

The most important part of this cake is the egg whites and butter mixture. Yes, these are two ingredients that keep this cake fluffy and soft.

The cake itself isn’t heavy, and the consistency of the batter is medium thick. I always use egg whites when making warm cake since they make the recipe very fluffy, light and soft.

What Is The Oldest Snack Cake?

The oldest snack cake is Boston cream pie, a cake topped with cream and chocolate. The first Boston Cream Pie was created by a French pastry chef named Sanzian, who worked at the Parker House Hotel in Boston.

The recipe proved to be such a hit that within one year of the cake creation, Sanzian had opened up his bakery shop, “Croquembouche”, in the same hotel where he had worked.

What Is The Number One Snack Cake?

Chocolate chip cookies and chocolate chip cookie dough are the number one snack cakes. Most people prefer to eat chocolate chip cookies, so they make their version of it.

The number one snack cake is also trendy because of its quick preparation and baking time compared to other cakes.

How To Decorate A Snack Cake?

Decorating a snack cake is not difficult at all. All you need to do is cover the cake with chocolate or whipped cream frosting with colourful sprinkles.

Also, you can use different flavoured frosting for this purpose, like vanilla or chocolate icing.

How To Eat A Snack Cake?

You can eat a snack cake after you have finished your meals. To make it healthier, you can grate a carrot, beetroot or other vegetables into the cake. You can add some veggies too into the frosting for a little more flavour.

Can This Recipe Be Made In Advance?

Yes. You can make vanilla snack cake a day before serving. However, if you want to keep it for more than one day, keep it refrigerated when not in use.

Can I Freeze A Snack Cake?

Yes, you can freeze a snack cake. However, make sure not to thaw the cake in the refrigerator.

You can either place it in the oven while it is thawed up, wrap it in foil, and put it on a plate to straighten out its shape.


This vanilla snack cake is straightforward to make. It takes less than an hour to make this recipe, so you don’t have to wait for your cake to become ready.

Make sure you have all the ingredients before starting to bake it. It is an excellent dessert for any occasion and tastes good!