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Basic Buttercake Recipe


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     Basic Buttercake

Category   Desserts - Breads
Sub Category   None

125g butter
cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups self-raising flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
cup milk

Preheat the oven to 180C. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in sifted dry ingredients alternately with milk. Spoon into a greased 18 or 20cm round, square or fancy tin Bake for 45-50 minutes until cake just comes away from the sides of the tin.
Variations- Cherry cake- add 1 cup chopped glace cherries, ice with pink butter icing Light fruit cake- add 1 cup mixed dried fruit and 1 teaspoon each mixed spice and grated lemon rind Marble cake- divide mixture into three. Colour 1 portion pink with cochineal, add 2 tablespoons cocoa to another portion and the last portion leave plain. Spoon mixtures into tin alternately.

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