Quick & Easy

Vanilla butter cake

A good basic, light cake that is perfect as a base for kids' birthday cakes. It is also nice plain or with cream and berries.
vanilla butter cake
1H 20M



1.Preheat oven to moderate (180°C/160°C fan-forced). Grease deep 19cm-square cake pan; line base with baking paper.
2.Combine butter and milk in small saucepan, stir over heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature.
3.Beat eggs and extract in small bowl with electric mixer until thick and creamy; gradually add sugar, beat until dissolved between each addition.
4.Transfer mixture to large bowl, stir in half the sifted flour and half the butter mixture, then remaining flour and remaining butter mixture.
5.Pour into pan; bake about 45 minutes. Stand cake in pan 5 minutes; turn, top-side up, onto wire rack to cool. Dust cold cake with sifted icing sugar, if desired.

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