Vanilla Cake


  • 125g butter
  • 185ml milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
  • 220g caster sugar
  • 225g self-raising flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade. 
  2. Line the base and sides of a round cake tin with baking paper.
  3. Place the butter and milk in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  4. Stir constantly until the butter is melted.
  5. Remove from the heat and leave to cool to room temperature.
  6. Alternatively, place the butter and milk in a heatproof jug and microwave on high until the butter is melted. Leave to cool.
  7. Using electric beaters, beat the eggs and vanilla until thick and foamy.
  8. Gradually add the sugar, beating after each addition until the sugar has dissolved.
  9. Stir in half the flour, then half the cooled butter mixture.
  10. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
  11. Pour into the prepared tine and bake for 45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  12. Allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to finish cooling.
  13. Remove the paper and place the cake on a board.

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