Basic Butter Cake (Never Failed Me Butter Cake!!)

06 Sep


Foodelicious Heaven: This is a very first recipe that I had tried my hands on. Had never been to any of the baking classes and got this recipe through the web after some researches. Comment from the family that it is too sweet thus had reduced the amount of sugar used, otherwise all was fine. That’s the reason why I called it the “Never Failed Me Butter Cake”.


185g butter, softened
1cup or 225g caster sugar (I use 175g)
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
3 large eggs or 4 medium eggs
2 cups or 250g self-raising flour
1/4 cup or 60ml milk


1. Preheat oven to 180 degree celsius and grease a 20cm 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 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.

Recipe notes
Tastes delicious with a simple butter icing.

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Posted by on September 6, 2011 in Butter Cakes, Cakes, Tried & Tested


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