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Monday, May 20, 2013

Cut 'n' keep butter cake

I have taken this recipe from a cookbook magazine called " The Australian Woman's Weekly Cookbooks".  A very easy and a basic cake recipe...taking this as a base you can just substitute the flavors you like for example lemon , orange and so on. Very useful for those trying to bake a cake for the first time.

You will need :

125 gms butter softened (room temperature)
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 1/4 cups { 275 gms} Castor sugar (powdered sugar)
3 eggs (room temperature)
1 1/2 cups {200 gms} plain flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp full baking powder
1/2 cup {125 ml} milk (room temperature)

  1. Preheat oven to 160 deg . Grease a deep 20 cm round cake pan; line with baking paper.
  2. Take a deep mixing bowl and beat butter and sugar till creamy and fluffy. You will see a slight change in colour to a lighter shade. Now add eggs one by one and keep mixing till eggs are well blended along with vanilla essence.
  3. In a separate bowl sift together plain flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add this mixture to the egg and butter mixture and beat on low speed. At this stage you can even mix it manually with help of a ladle. But do not over mix after adding flour.
  4. Slowly pour in the milk and mix well till u get a smooth cake batter.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for about 40 min. When you insert a metal skewer in center part of the cake, it should come out clean without any any batter sticking to it. This means your cake is baked.
  6. Remove the cake from the oven and leave for 5 min. Turn the cake upside down on a wire rack and let it cool for sometime. Dust cake with icing sugar and serve when it is cold.
  • Any essence can be substituted for vanilla; e.g add 2 tsp finely grated lemon rind with 1 tsp lemon essence for a lemon cake .
  • See that all ingredients are in room temperature. When you touch the butter the finger should sink into it. Do not used runny melted butter.
  • Break eggs  into a separate bowl before adding it to the cake batter.
  • Do not over bake the cake as it will turn dry and hard.


  1. Tried this recipe. Simple, easy, yummy and perfect !!

  2. thank u again for a perfect recipe, came out perfect

  3. Great! Can I use either baking powder or baking soda instead of 2 ingredients? If yes, Then pls advise the ratio