Basic Butter Cake

Basic Butter Cake


This is the first cake that I ever made. Great basic cake for making kids’ birthday cakes.


  • 185 g butter softened
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3 eggs large
  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup milk


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