Butter Cake

A basic cake recipe with a light and fluffy texture.

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Prep Time: 1 hour Servings: 8-10
  • 150g butter, softened

  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cups Edmonds standard flour
  • 3 tsp Edmonds baking powder
  • ¾ cup milk, approximately
  • icing sugar

  • 1. Preheat oven to 180ºC. Grease and line deep 20cm round cake tin with baking paper.

  • 2. Cream butter, vanilla and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift flour and baking powder together. Fold into creamed mixture. Add sufficient milk to give a soft dropping consistency.

  • 3. Spoon mixture into the cake tin and spread evenly.

  • 4. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.

  • 5. Leave in tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool. When cold dust with icing sugar.


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