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slice of cake with blueberry filling

Best Base for Fondant Cakes

Best tasting, easiest to work with cake for fondant cake recipes. My go-to recipe for the base of a cake decorated with fondant. It is moist, tender yet sturdy, and delicious!
Course Cakes
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 -14
Calories 276kcal
Author Adina


  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g/ 1 cup/ 7 oz sugar
  • 200 g/ 7 oz/ scant 1 cup buttermilk Note 2
  • 200 ml/ 6.7 fl.oz/ scant 1 cup vegetable oil neutral tasting like canola
  • 300 g/ 10.6 oz/ 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • For the chocolate version add:
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons more liquid


  • Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius/350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Butter your springform ( about 24-26 cm/ 9.5-10 inches springform) and sprinkle it with some flour. Shake the form well to coat it with the flour, then shake out the excess flour.
  • Break the eggs into a large bowl, add the sugar and beat with a handheld mixer until light and frothy.
  • Add half of the yogurt/buttermilk/liquor, mix well, then add half of the oil. Mix again and repeat with the rest of the yogurt and oil.
  • Mix the flour and the baking powder. If you wish to make a chocolate cake, add the cocoa powder now, and don't forget to add the 2 extra tablespoons of liquid to the wet ingredients.
  • Sieve the flour mixture over the wet ingredients, stirring until combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared springform and bake for about 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and leave it in the form for about 15 minutes.
  • Take out of the form, place on a wire rack, and leave to cool completely.


  1. I recommend using a digital kitchen scale, it guarantees the best results.
  2. You can use creamy yogurt OR egg liquor OR Bailey’s instead of buttermilk.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g