Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I am going to teach us how to make a basic butter cake.
Learning how to make a cake is part art and part science. The first step is choosing what kind of cake you want to make and then using the best quality ingredients you can find and measuring them carefully.
Cake types include:
- Butter Cake
- Cheese Cake
- Chocolate Cake
- Red Velvet Cake
- Carrot Cake
- Layer Cake
- Sponge Cake (Foam Cake)
- Cup Cake
Be sure to follow the recipe’s instructions for mixing and soon you may find that when you make a cake, you’re not only creating something tasty, but expressing your own creativity through baking.
250g softened butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla flavor
2 1/2 cups self raising flour
2/3 cup of milk
Icing sugar mixture, to serve
- You may add a pinch of salt but be mindful of the salt content in the butter you are using.
- If you are not using a self raising flour, you may add 1 tablespoon of baking powder to the recipe
Step 1: Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease a 6” to 8″ and 8cm-deep cake pan and line with baking paper (not compulsory)
Step 2: Cream butter, granulated sugar, vanilla flavor in a medium bowl on medium high speed using an electric mixer, until light and fluffy.
Step 3: Add eggs (it is advisable to add 1 at a time), beating to combine, add half the flour, keep stirring, add half the milk while still stirring. Repeat with the remaining flour and milk.
Step 4: Spread mixture into already prepared pan and bake for 1 hour or until a skewer (or toothpick if you like) comes out clean.
Step 5: Leave cake in pan to stand for 10 mins and turn out unto a wire rack to cool.
Step 6: Decorate with your icing sugar (if you choose) and serve!
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