Butter Cake

A basic cake recipe with a light and fluffy texture.

1 hour
Prep Time
Butter Cake



  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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Always works. We use it as a base to make many different cakes.


very yummy, my husband enjoyed it and I am not much of a cake person but this cake was so good and fluffy. Going to make some more. The cake didn't rise well hence the 4 stars and not a 5. Am about to make it again and maybe add a bit more baking powder.


Very good, use orange zest instead of vanilla essence