Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Any Day Cake

This little recipe was found hanging loosely out of my hand-me-down "Bell's Best" cookbook. Immediately, my mind danced to visions of a young Kayla happily unwrapping a slice of cake from a crinkled tinfoil package which had been lovingly placed inside my lunch box.

Even the simplest of cakes can spark some good memories. This loaf cake can be sliced thinly and served any day you fancy.

What you'll need:
2/3c Butter
1 1/2c Granulated Sugar
2 Eggs
1tsp vanilla
2 1/2c all purpose flour
2tsp baking powder
2/3c milk

How to make it:
In a large bowl, cream together your butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour and baking soda.
Next, lace the dry ingredients with the wet mixture, mixing until well combined.
Lastly, slowly pour in the milk all the while whisking until everything is blended.
The resulting batter will be light and fluffy.

Pour the batter into a lined cake tin (I traditionally bake this recipe in a loaf tin - a little nostalgic reminder of baking with mama. Likewise, a mid-sized bunt tin would add a an extra design element to this otherwise simple cake - take a hand at digging out a retro find at your local thrift shop)

Pop into the oven and bake at 180C for approximately 35-45min. (test with a toothpick to check that it is fully baked before removing from the oven)

Leave to cool on a wire rack. 
Dust with confectioner's sugar before serving.





What are your favourite simple recipes?


2 comments:

  1. One of my all time favorite little cakes to make. Makes any day a special day!

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    1. Just ate the first piece. Sooooo lovely and light! Wish you were here to share it!x

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