Rich Butter cake
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Rich Butter cake

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Serves 1 - 18 Slices

Lovely buttery cake which you will love

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  • 6oz softened butter
  • 6oz caster sugar
  • 3 standard eggs
  • 8oz plain flour, sifted
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 1/2 level tsp baking powder


    1. Prepare 20cm/8inch cake tin.
    2. Cream butter with sugar thoroughly for 3 to4 min, until light and fluffy. Beat in whole eggs, one at a time, adding a tbsp of flour with each. Beat in the milk with a tbsp of milk.
    3. Gently fold in rest of the flour sieved together with baking powder with large metal spoon.
    4. Transfer to tin and smooth top with knife.
    5. Bake in oven in oven at 160c, 325f or Gas mark 3. for 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours.
    6. Leave in tin for 5 min. Turn out onto wire wrack.
    7. Carefully peel off baking paper and cool.

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lkrc87's picture
12th Mar, 2013
Lovely cake, I used it as a base for a crumble cake. It's quite a solid cake and isn't sickly at all like a lot of cakes can be. I followed the recipe but it cooked in 1 hour 15 mins rather than the 1 hour 30 - 45 suggested and my oven usually takes a lot longer than recipes state, so it may be a good idea to check after an hour or so. The cake didn't last very long in my house but it would be helpful to know how long it can be kept for. I'm not sure it would cut into 18 slices, I would have thought 12 would be more like it. Will definitely make again :)
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