What 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 (alhtough 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.
- 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
- Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
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
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