Basic Butter Cake Recipe

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From-Scratch Basic Butter Cake


185 g butter, softened
1 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
3 large eggs
2 cups self-raising flour
¼ cup milk


Preheat oven to 180 deg Celsius and grease a 20 cm cake tin well.
In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar and vanilla together with an electric mixer until light and creamy.
Add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition.
Sift the flour over the mixture alternately with the milk, adding a third at a time. Stir in lightly.
Spoon batter into prepared tin and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a skewer pulls clean from the middle of the cake.
Cool cake in tin for a few minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.
Cake can be iced or dusted with icing sugar if desired.

Recipe notes:

Tastes delicious with a simple butter icing

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