Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Basic Butter Cake

Preparation time: 15 minutes or less


185 g butter, softened
1 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
3 large eggs
2 cups self-raising flour
¼ cup milk


   1. Preheat oven to 180°C and grease a 20 cm cake tin well.
   2. In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar and vanilla together with an electric mixer until light and creamy.
   3. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition.
   4. Sift the flour over the mixture alternately with the milk, adding a third at a time. Stir in lightly.
   5. Spoon batter into prepared tin and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a skewer pulls clean from the middle of the cake.
   6. Cool cake in tin for a few minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.
   7. Cake can be iced or dusted with icing sugar if desired.

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