|A slice of butter cake.|
This is the first cake that I learned to bake and after baking many cakes, this cake still remained as my favourite. The cake contained only four core ingredients: butter, sugar, eggs and flour. No baking powder or baking soda is required.
|Adding eggs to creamed butter and sugar.|
The cake rise beautifully from the air incorporated into the batter during the creaming of butter and sugar. Therefore it is important to cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Additionally, sifted icing sugar and flour helps in making a fine textured cake as well. Optional ingredients such as fresh milk (for extra moisture), vanilla essence (for a touch of vanilla), zest of lemon (for a hint of lemon) or Dutch processed cocoa ( to make a marbled butter cake) can be added, but not necessary.
Recipe for Simple Butter Cake
250 grams butter
200 grams icing/confectioners sugar, preferably sifted
300 grams All-Purpose flour (sifted 3 times)
Baking Temperature: 225C/440F
Baking Time: 30-45 minutes
- Preheat the oven.
- Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Fold in eggs and mix evenly.
- Add in flour little by little. Make sure it is incorporated thoroughly.
- Pour into baking tin and bake at 225C until cooked through.
I have only recently been blog-hopping after my reignited passion for baking and found Joyce from Kitchen Flavour, Lena from Frozen Wings and Zoe from Bake For Happy Kids and other baking bloggers sharing wonderful recipes and photos in Bake-Along. I am inspired to bake as good as them. This is my contribution to Bake-Along No. 24 - Theme : Bake with Four Ingredients. Check out these wonderful 4 ingredients bakes from the other contributors.