Butter Cake Recipe

This is the  butter cake recipe I use in all my cakes I bake for the kids Birthday’s.

INGREDIENTS

125g (4oz) butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup caster sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups self-raising flour

1/3 cup milk

METHOD

Have butter at room temperature, beat butter with vanilla until light and creamy, add sugar, beat until light and fluffy; add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in half the sifted flour with half the milk, stir until combined. Add remaining milk and flour, stir in lightly, then beat lightly until mixture is smooth. Spread into greased tin,  (I always spray my tin with baking spray and then line with baking paper). Bake in a moderate oven approx 35 mins (everyone’s ovens vary slightly so just keep an eye on the baking process). Cake is baked when a skewer/knife inserted comes out clean.

For a mixture with these quantities you can use a  20cm (8in) cake tin. Depending on the size of the cake I am making I sometimes double or triple the mixture.

HAPPY BAKING

 

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Easy Cupcake Recipe

The thing I love most about this recipe is that everything goes in the bowl together and gets mixed together.

INGREDIENTS
1 1/2cups self-raising flour
2/3 cup caster sugar
125g butter, softened (I cut butter into 2cm cubes with a knife and zap in microwave for about 20-30secs)
3 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

METHOD
Line a 12 hole muffin tin with patty papers.
Sift dry ingredients into bowl of electric mixer, add butter, eggs, milk and essence. Beat on medium speed for about 3 minutes or until mixture is smooth and slightly lighter in colour.
Drop about 2 tablespoons of mixture into prepared cases (obviously you want to make sure you distribute the mixture evenly amongst the 12 cases so just keep an eye on things also remember to only fill cases 1/2 to 2/3 full or they will overflow during baking.
Bake in moderate oven about 20 mins or until lightly browned.
Cool in pans.
Ice with your choice of Vienna cream or cut little lids off and fill with whipped cream and Jam placing little lid back on top of filling.

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Vienna Cream Icing Recipe

This would have to be my most preferred icing for Birthday Cakes and cupcakes. It spreads and pipes really well. I even freeze leftovers for the next time I bake a quick batch of cupcakes for kids lunches.

INGREDIENTS
125g (4oz) butter
1 1/2 cups icing sugar (I use coles brand soft icing mixture)
2 tablespoons milk

METHOD
Have butter and milk at room temperature, place butter in small bowl of electric mixer, beat until butter is as white as possible, gradually add about half the sifted icing sugar, beating constantly,add milk gradually, then gradually beat in remaining icing sugar, mixture should be smooth and easy to spead with a spatula.

VARIATIONS
Chocolate Vienna Cream
Make up basic recipe as above and add 2 tablespoons sifted cocoa to the icing sugar.

Coloured Vienna Cream
Just add your selected colour of food colouring one drop at a time to white vienna cream and beat in with electric mixer until you obtain your desired colour of icing.

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