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Baking for Beginners: Vanilla Cake with Vanilla frosting topped with Chocolate chips

The first cake I ever baked! I figured all these years, I waited for my baby to be really motivated to try! Lols! ? excuse me for the design.. I really don’t know yet how! ?

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  • 500g Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 400g Vanilla frosting
  • (As needed) Semi-sweet chocolate chips – because I just used it as topping forming the initials of my baby


  1. Prepare your baking pan by greasing it with butter and lined up with parchment paper (very useful to easily remove the baked treat from the pan later!  ). Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the vanilla cake mix, water and oil.
  3. Add in the eggs, 1 at a time, in the mixing bowl.
  4. When almost done mixing the batter, I set my oven at 180’C and pre-heat for 10 minutes. I’m only a beginner in baking and I just use our smart microwave oven at home which has multifunctions of convection, microwave and grilling. Of course, to bake, I need to use the convection setting.
  5. I continued mixing my batter and once done, I poured it and spread evenly to my baking pan.
  6. I baked it in the preheated oven for 28 minutes.


  1. I let my baked goodie cool down at the rack for 1 hour.
  2. Then I placed it in the fridge for the next 2 hours.
  3. After 2 hours in the fridge, I took it out to put the Vanilla frosting all over the top and sides of the cake.
  4. After frosting, I placed it back in the fridge for 30 mins.


Take out the cooled & frosted Vanilla Cake from the fridge. It’s ready to be served. I took it out just in time for dinner to celebrate my baby’s 5th month birthday. To be served chilled.

Yields 16 square slices in a square 9″ pan.


  • Vanilla Cake Mix @ 9.10AED
  • Vanilla Frosting @ 12.75AED
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips @ 7AED (note I only used 1/3 of the pack which cost 22.10AED, I still have a lot left for my next baking treat)
  • Eggs sold at 6pcs/pack @ 4.30 AED (note I only used 3 eggs)
  • Oil and water mixture (quiet difficult to account it at this quantity :P) Let’s assume the cost of eggs I bought would somehow pay off the cost here.

Total Cost of the above ingredients is 31 AED.

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