I have searched for a long time for a great butter cake recipe. I’ve tried a lot of them over the past few years but usually find them dry or don’t particularly like the taste. But this one took me by surprise. It’s so easy and tastes fabulous – almost like an old-fashioned steamed pudding. Easy because all you do it throw every ingredient into a bowl and mix. The first time I made it I remember thinking that there is no way this could work – but it does! And now it’s my favourite butter cake recipe – completely perfect for birthday cakes.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
3 cups of self-raising flour
1 cup of plain flour
2 cups of caster sugar
300g of cubed room temperature butter (needs to be room temp)
1 and a quarter cups of milk
3 tsp of vanilla essence.
Preheat oven to 140 degrees C.
Line and grease a large cake tin
Place the self-raising flour, plain flour, sugar, butter, milk, eggs and vanilla in a mixing bowl.
Using an electric beater mix on low for a few seconds until all ingredients begin to combine.
Increase beater speed and mix for a further 3-5 minutes until the butter is combined.
Bake for 2-2.5 hours or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
This one was a special request for Miss Nine’s birthday. It’s covered in white chocolate cream cheese icing and was all kinds of yummy.
**I first came across this recipe at taste.com but sadly cannot find the exact link any more. Whoever you were who put it on there – I thank you!