Level 4 Vanilla Cake

IDDSI level 4 vanilla cupcakes

What’s better than a slice of cake? Not much! This fantastic vanilla cake recipe is perfect for those looking for delicious desserts that are dysphagia-safe. This recipe meets IDDSI levels 4, 5 & 6, can be prepared several ways, and is incredibly easy to make. Try it today!


THICK & EASY® Texture-Modified Bread & Dessert Mix
Item: 118519
2 Tbsp 1/2 bag
(about 1 cup)
1 bag
Vegetable oil 1/2 Tbsp 4 Tbsp 8 Tbsp
Sugar 1/2 tsp 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp
Vanilla extract 1/8 tsp 1 tsp 2 tsp
Almond extract 1/16 tsp 1/2 tsp 1 tsp
Milk, hot 3 Tbsp 1 1/2 cups 3 cups
Whipped Topping or Frosting of choice 2 Tbsp 1 cup 2 cups
Pan Size Muffin cup Small cake pan
or loaf pan
8-inch cake pan


  1. Lightly spray pan(s) with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Combine sugar and THICK & EASY® Texture-Modified Bread & Dessert Mix in a mixing bowl. Add oil, vanilla and almond extract and stir until mixture resembles wet sand.
  3. Add hot milk and stir briskly until blended.
  4. Portion into pan or muffin cups and spread evenly.
  5. Cover and allow to rest at room temperature or in refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  6. Frost and cut into individual portions (16 slices per 8-inch pan).
  7. Serve one cake slice (1/16 of cake) or one cupcake per serving.

Confetti Birthday Cake

  • Using 1/4 tsp nonpareils per serving (4 tsp for 16 servings), stir nonpareils into bread mixture after mixing with hot milk.
  • Nonpareils will dissolve over time due to the moisture of the cake mixture.

Serving Suggestions

  • For added color, sprinkle top of frosting or whipped topping with colored sugar.
  • Serve cakes with pudding or pureed fruit sauce.
  • Pair cakes with desired flavor of Magic Cup™ Frozen Desserts for an added treat!

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 portion (One slice, cupcake or one #20 scoop)

Calories: 150

Total Fat: 8g

Saturated Fat: 1.5g

Cholesterol: <5mg

Sodium: 90mg

Total Carb: 17g

Dietary Fiber: <0g

Total Sugars: 7g

Added Sugars: 2g

Protein: 4g

Vitamin D: 2% DV

Calcium: 4% DV

Iron: 0% DV

Potassium: 0% DV

Nutrition calculation does not include frosting or topping.