Butter Cake
Recipe Type: Baking
Author: Luisa
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 20 mins
Serves: 8
Basic cake recipe for birthdays and dessert
  • 250g butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 2 1/2 cups self-raising flour
  • 2/3 cup milk
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease and line a 20 cm round cake tin and line with baking paper
  2. Using an electric mixer cream butter and sugar together, add vanilla
  3. Crack eggs into a separate bowl and whisk to combine. Slowly add eggs to butter mix until well combined
  4. Add half the flour to the mix and use wooden spoon to combine. Add half of the milk. Stir to combine. Repeat with remaining flour and milk.
  5. Spoon mixture into cake pan and spread to even out.
  6. Bake for 45 mins – 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cook for 10 minutes before turning onto wire rack to completely cool
  8. Dust with icing sugar or ice with butter cream to serve
If wanting two layers separate into two pans but reduce cooking time by at least half and check [br]Don’t overmix cake when adding milk and flour as it will become tough instead of crumbly and soft[br]This mix is perfect for tinting if desired with food colouring for birthday or celebration cakes[br]Mix in 1 tbsp cocoa and 2 extra tbsp milk for chocolate cake