Vanilla Sand Cake



  1. Plain flour – 3/4 cup
  2. Cornstarch – 1/3 cup
  3. Rice flour – 1/3 cup (Real recipe calls for unroasted fine rice flour, but I used roasted rice flour i.e.appapodi)
  4. Baking powder – 1 tsp. (bit heaping)
  5. Salt – a pinch
  6. Butter – 150 grams, softened
  7. Castor sugar – 3/4 cup
  8. Eggs – 3 numbers, large
  9. Vanilla essence – 1.5 tsps.
  10. Milk – 1/4 cup


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Sift together the plain flour, corn starch, rice flour, salt & baking powder.
  3. Beat together the butter & powdered sugar till creamy for about 10 minutes. Beat in the 3 eggs one by one & beat well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla essence.
  4. Fold in the sifted flour mixture alternated with the milk.Pour the batter into a  prepared cake tin. Bake at 180C for 35-40 minutes
  5. Garnish with sifted icing sugar.

Source :- Masala Mornings by Shireen Anwar

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