Simple, moist and incredibly tasty – Dutch Vanilla Classic. Today, I present you a very easy vanilla sponge tart. I have tried to make various stunning Dutch cakes, but this one is my boyfriend’s most favourite. Eet smakelijk!
Total Time: 1 hour
175g of butter, soft in cubes
175g of caster superfine vanilla sugar
3 whole eggs
1 teaspoon of good quality vanilla extract
175g of plain flour, sifted
1 teaspoon of baking powder, sifted
Icing sugar for dusting
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl place softened butter with sugar. Whisk on high speed until it gets whiter and foamy, for about 4 minutes.
Pour in the vanilla extract and start adding eggs, one at a time. Firstly, whisk on lower speed until well incorporated. Then, increase the speed to the highest and continue until you get a smooth texture and the sugar is dissolved entirely.
Next, stir in the flour with baking powder and mix gently by using a spatula.
Mold the mix into a lightly greased springform pan (I used 24cm) and bake in the oven for about 40 minutes until it gets a bit golden. Let it cool down for a bit and dust with icing sugar. Yummy!
Makes 10 serves.