Butter Cake Recipe

simple-butter-cakeWhat I love the most about this recipe, besides how good it tastes is that:

  • it is a one bowl recipe, not need for creaming sugars and all that stuff.
  • it makes a large cake, that makes it through most of the week for school lunches.
  • it doesn’t need icing (although it is extra tasty with it!).

Butter Cake Recipe

I scribbled this recipe down from a Donna Hay magazine years ago and it is a favourite with the kids.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cups caster sugar
  • 250 grams unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
  2. In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs, butter and vanilla. I use a hand beater for a quick minute or two.
  3. Grease and line a round cake tin with baking paper. Pour the mixture into tin. The original recipe called for a 22cm tin, but I only have a 25cm one which works out fine.
  4. Cook for approx an hour. Check at this point with a skewer and cook for further five minute increments if the skewer doesn’t come out clean.
  5. Allow the cake to cool in the tin for a few minutes, before moving to a wire rack.

In the photo above, to have the cake sit nicely on the plate, I sliced the top of the cake off and turned it upside down. Then the 3 year old helped me dust it (quite heavily!) with icing sugar.

Do you have a tried and tested butter cake recipe?

Butter Cake Recipe
 
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Recipe type: birthdays
Ingredients:
  • 2½ cups plain flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1¾ cups caster sugar
  • 250 grams unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
  2. In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder, milk, eggs, butter and vanilla. I use a hand beater for a quick minute or two.
  3. Grease and line a round cake tin with baking paper. Pour the mixture into tin. The original recipe called for a 22cm tin, but I only have a 25cm one which works out fine.
  4. Cook for approx an hour. Check at this point with a skewer and cook for further five minute increments if the skewer doesn't come out clean.
  5. Allow the cake to cool in the tin for a few minutes, before moving to a wire rack.
  6. In the photo above, to have the cake sit nicely on the plate, I sliced the top of the cake off and turned it upside down. Then the 3 year old helped me dust it (quite heavily!) with icing sugar.

The Family Menu Plan For This Week

More simple and easy family fare to make life a little easier for myself this week.

Baking: Rice Bubble Slice

Monday: Mexibake

Tuesday: Baked Tomato and Basil Gnocchi

Wednesday: Left Overs

Thursday: Spicy Chutney Chicken With Mixed Rice

Friday: Homemade Pizza

Saturday: 11 Year Old’s Birthday Party!

Sunday: Roast Chicken and Vegetables

For more menu planning ideas head on over to Laura’s place at “I’m an Organizing Junkie“.

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Comments

  1. says

    Have you used it for cupcakes? Cos I just bought a mini cupcake tin to make pretty cakes for December parties, and want to make vanilla bases for them :)

  2. planningqueen says

    I haven’t tried this recipe in cupcakes, no sure how it will go. :) Let me know how they go, if you give them a try!

  3. says

    There’s no reason why it wouldn’t work just as well for cupcakes – I always interchange my recipes.

    This looks great. Might have to give it a try. I usually make the buttercake recipe from the kids birthday cake book (which is delish by the way) BUT I like the idea of a simpler recipe. I can’t see where the butter gets added in the method but I’m guessing it gets chucked in with everything else?

  4. planningqueen says

    Thanks to Lightening and Max (via email)who let me know that I omitted to say when the butter should be added, I have updated the post now. Thanks again!

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