Need a cake that would go with everything? Then this is the one.


The mild vanilla flavor makes this one adaptable to just about any topping. From simple powdered sugar to ice cream and chocolate ganache. And, AND, it goes together in no time with ingredients you know you have in the pantry: AP flour, vanilla, sugar, butter, and eggs.

Donna baked hers in an 8″ x 8″ pan but I made mini cakes instead. Had to — opened the chill chest and discovered all I had was 4 oz of butter and recipe called for 8. No problem. Just enough batter for 3 small cakes.

The recipe is on page 152 of Donna’s off the shelf and was Peggy’s pick for the week. The rest of the cakes can be found on Wednesdays with Donna Hay