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Easy Plain Cake Recipe

Easy Plain Cake

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Original recipe makes 1 -9 x 13 inch cake Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. Add sugar into melted butter, stir until sugar is melted and blended with butter. Beat in eggs. Stir in self-rising flour bit by bit until mixture is well blended. Stir in one of the optional ingredients, if desired, according to your own taste to add special flavor to your cake.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes in a preheated oven.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 01, 2005

The cake needs less flour!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 29, 2002

I'm sorry - but I tried this recipe last night - very excited, because I THOUGHT it sounded like my moms recipe from years ago which I lost! Well sadly, it did not even come close! I have used may recipies from tis site to make wonderful dishes from appetizers to desserts - all successfully! This is a fiasco - not only did the THICK batter resemble cookie dough, and taste like wallpaper paste, but I also burned out my electic mixer... I am VERY dissapointed. I am sorry - truly. P.S. Could there be an error on the recipe ingredients? If so - that could explain why mine was so terrible! (I followed directions and measured accurately!)


26 Ratings

Jun 11, 2007

i think this recipe is really good because it only has 5 ingredients which you can easily find at home! i did this at school and it turned out perfect, actually better than i thought it would! if a 13 yr old can do it it must be easy lol. :)

Oct 14, 2002

This was the worst recipe I have ever gotten off of the website. I had to quick come up with something for a funeral dinner so I thought I would make this because it was quick and sounded like it would be good. I couldn't even serve it. I don't know if there was ingrediants that were left out of this printing or what but I will never make this again.

Dec 17, 2006

this is the fifth time i will use this recipe which my family and i love so much,if the dough is too thick then dilute it with warm milk or water and it would come out right

Sep 14, 2007

the recipie was the stupidest recipie i have ever made the cake tasted like and the batter tasted like yuk never make it again ...

Jul 26, 2007

Despite the mixed reviews I decided to try out this recipe. I tweaked it a bit and ended up with a chocolate chip cake/bread loaf. I did 1/2 cup melted butter, 1/2 cup oil, 2 1/2 cups flour, 4 eggs, sugar, and some vanilla. I mixed it all in my stand mixer and added milk to reach a cake batter texture. I also folded in chocolate chips. I baked it in a loaf pan. It came out dense and the cake part was a little bland. All in all it was OK, a little dry. Maybe good if served with pudding, custard, or fruit sauce. Would only make again if in a really tight pinch.

Apr 04, 2007

I did not care for recipe. I had to throw this away once it came out of the oven!!!


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  • Calories
  • 299 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.4 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 354 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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