This cake is very easy to make. If you don’t have a ring pan then you can use an 8-inch round cake pan (tin).
Quick and Easy Butter Cake
- 225g all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 125g butter
- 200g (1 cup) sugar
- 180ml (¾ cup) milk
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- Grease and flour a 8-inch (20cm) ring pan or an 8-inch (20cm) round pan. Preheat the oven to 360ºF (180ºC) ten minutes before baking. If you are using a pan with a removable bottom then preheat the oven with a baking sheet placed inside. Sift the flour and baking powder. Set aside.
- Place the butter, sugar and milk in a medium saucepan and stir over medium heat without boiling until the sugar is dissolved and the butter is melted. Cool for 10 minutes.
- Stir in the eggs and vanilla then stir in the flour in two batches. Transfer the batter into the prepared pan and bake 45 minutes or until golden on top and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. (if your pan has a removable bottom then place it on the baking sheet to catch any drips). Stand for five minutes before transferring onto a cooling rack.
- Dust cold cake with icing (confectioners sugar)
- For cup measures: spoon the flour into the cup, heaping it up over the top, then slide a knife across the top to level off the extra. Be careful not to shake or tap the cup to settle down the flour or you will have more than you need. I use a 240ml American cup.
Points to Note
- Please note that oven temperatures are given as a guideline only. You may need to add or reduce the suggested temperature depending on your oven. I baked the cake at 360ºF (180ºC) for 45 minutes.
- The batter was so runny and it had blobs in it but the cake seem ok. Maybe I should have used real butter instead of margarine?
Step By Step Photos
Place the butter, sugar and milk in a medium saucepan
and stir over medium heat without boiling until the sugar is dissolved and the butter is melted. Cool for 10 minutes.
Stir in the eggs and vanilla, then stir in the flour in two batches.
Transfer the batter into the prepared pan and bake 45 minutes. Stand for five minutes before transferring onto a cooling rack.
Dust cold cake with icing (confectioners sugar)
Does warming the butter and milk make the cake moist? My butter cakes are too dry so I’ve taken to adding sugar syrup to top once cake is baked. That works a treat.
This cake is moist but not very moist. If you want to make moist cakes make sure you weigh ingredients and use the correct temperature for baking. Margarine and oils like canola, sunflower usually give very moist cakes compared to real butter. Try these recipes below but make sure you weigh ingredients and bake the cakes in the middle of the oven. Also lining the pans with parchemnt helps to give a more moist cake:
https://myfavouritepastime.com/2019/04/19/ina-gartens-lemon-yoghurt-cake/ this cake is extremely moist. Please weigh ingredients
Most cakes in my blog are very moist.You just have to weigh ingredients!!!! Good luck!
Oh, my. Yum & easy.
What an easy way to get a quick treat in place! ;-> I’ve started keeping tapioca pudding around for a quick snack, and I can see these two becoming best of friends!
Hi my friend. It’s great to hear from you. I totally agree with having the pudding with some cake. I have never had Tapioca pudding, but I have used it for baking cakes-added 1/4 cup to the all purpose and had a really moist and unforgettable cake. What does Tapioca pudding taste like? Best wishes to you and Gary.