Do you have those moments when you gaze at all the bread and cakes baked to perfection and dressed up and displayed perfectly in the grocery store. It was one of those days, when I stood there looking at a croissant and pound cake for a good 2 minutes, I am glad that I did that, else this simple vanilla cake would not have born in my kitchen…

Prep it:
* 1.5 cups bread flour
* 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
* 1 stick of unsalted butter at room temperature
* 3 eggs
* 3/4 cup sugar (1 part sugar : 2 part flour ratio – this yields a less sweater cake, adjust and add more sugar as desired)
* 4 tbps milk
* 2 tbps oil
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1/4 cup of cream cheese
* 1 tbps of vanilla extract
* 1 tbps of almond extract

Stir it:

Add the flour + baking powder,sift together and set aside. In a bowl, mix butter+ creamcheese + eggs+ sugar + milk + salt + oil for 5-8 minutes until it is fluffy and grainy. Gently add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add the extracts and fold them gently.

Bake it:

Oil a 9×5 pan and spoon the mixture to the pan and bake it for 50- 70 minutes at 350C.

Acquaint with it:
A delicious slice of the vanilla loaf with a cup of tea….