Grandma’s Vanilla Pudding Cake


Grandma’s Vanilla Pudding Cake is a delightful and simple dessert that promises a fluffy and moist texture. This recipe uses vanilla pudding powder instead of flour, resulting in a unique and delicious cake that’s perfect for any occasion. Follow these steps to recreate this timeless family favorite.


  • 1 cup (200 ml) oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 4 packets vanilla pudding powder (chocolate or vanilla)
  • 2.5 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Nutrition Information

  • Servings: 8
  • Calories: 350 per serving

Preparation Time

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 50 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes


Preparing the Batter

  1. Beat Eggs and Sugar: In a large mixing bowl, beat the 4 whole eggs with 1 cup of sugar until the mixture becomes frothy and light. This step is crucial for achieving a fluffy cake texture.
  2. Incorporate Oil: Gradually add 1 cup of oil to the egg mixture, a spoonful at a time, while continuing to mix. This helps to ensure that the oil is well incorporated and the batter remains smooth.
  3. Add Remaining Ingredients: Add the 4 packets of vanilla pudding powder, 3 packets of vanilla sugar, and 1 teaspoon of baking powder to the mixture. Continue mixing with the mixer until all ingredients are well combined and the batter is smooth.

Baking the Cake

  1. Prepare the Loaf Tin: Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) with top and bottom heat. Grease a loaf tin with butter or oil and lightly dust with flour to prevent sticking.
  2. Pour the Batter: Pour the prepared batter into the loaf tin, spreading it out evenly with a spatula.
  3. Bake: Place the loaf tin in the preheated oven and bake for about 50 minutes. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick or skewer into the center of the cake; it should come out clean when the cake is fully baked.

Finishing the Cake

  1. Cool: Once baked, remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool in the tin for about 10 minutes. Then, transfer the cake to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. Slice and Serve: Once cooled, slice the Vanilla Pudding Cake and serve. Enjoy the moist and fluffy texture with a hint of vanilla sweetness.

Tips for Success

  • Foamy Eggs: Beating the eggs with the sugar until they form a foam is a crucial step. It gives the cake its light and fluffy texture.
  • Oil Instead of Butter: Using oil instead of butter makes the cake particularly moist and helps it stay fresh for longer.
  • Baking Powder: Even if the recipe calls for just a teaspoon of baking powder, it is crucial for the cake to rise properly and achieve the desired fluffiness.

This Vanilla Pudding Cake is a testament to the simplicity and deliciousness of grandma’s recipes. Perfect for family gatherings or as a delightful treat, this cake is sure to bring smiles to everyone who tries it. Enjoy!

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