Cut ‘n’ Keep Butter Cake

Cut ‘n’ Keep Butter Cake

This recipe has been attempted from a cookbook magazine called ” The Australian Woman’s Weekly Cookbooks”.  A very easy and basic cake recipe… take 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.


Cut 'n' keep butter cake

Cut 'n' Keep Butter Cake

Shanaz Rafiq
Cut 'n' keep butter cake is a basic cake recipe especially for the beginners, ideal to be served with evening tea.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Baking Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Cake
Cuisine Global
Servings 10 pieces


  • 125 grams butter softened room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 ¼ cups 275 gms castor sugar
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups 200 gms plain flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon full baking powder
  • ½ cup 125 ml milk at room temperature
  • 1 cup = 250 ml


  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees. Grease a deep 20 cm round cake pan lined with baking paper.
  • Take a deep mixing bowl and beat butter and sugar until creamy and fluffy. You will see a slight change in color to a lighter shade. Now add eggs one by one and keep mixing till eggs are well blended along with vanilla essence.
  • 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.
  • Slowly pour in the milk and mix well till u get a smooth cake batter.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for about 40 min. When you insert a metal skewer in the center part of the cake, it should come out clean without any batter sticking to it. This means your cake is baked.
  • 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 at room temperature. When you touch the butter the finger should sink into it. Do not use runny melted butter.
Break eggs into a separate bowl before adding them to the cake batter.
Do not overbake the cake as it will turn dry and hard.
Keyword Cake, Dessert

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