Easiest Cake Ever!

(Shown here is this cake as an "upside down" version)

Serves 8
Effort: Easy


1/3 cup canola oil
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup super fine sugar (not icing sugar)
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup milk or coffee cream
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla


- add 2 mashed bananas & chopped walnuts, or
- add 1/2 cup cocoa powder, or
- add 2 peeled, cored and chopped apples & 2 tsp. cinnamon, or
- add 1 tbsp. grated orange peel
the options are endless, so get creative!

Heat oven to 375o.
Grease and flour either a 9" round cake tin, or a bread tin.
Put all the ingredients (except whatever options you choose to add) in a large bowl and using an electric mixer, mix at medium to low speed until well combined. If using any of the options, fold those in.
Pour into the baking tin, and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until when tooth pick is inserted it comes out dry. Cool on a wire rack and frost with your favourite frosting or simply sprinkle with icing sugar.

(This recipe was adapted from Better Homes & Gardens)