Almost everyone i know loves a good plain and simple butter cake. It is pretty simple to make and once you manage to nail down your signature, it can be your base to a whole plethora of unique variations.
There were a so many different recipes out there, but some how i settled on this because it required the least amount of ingredients and work.
To make this cake you will need:
100g Plain Flour
80g Self Raising Flour
110 Caster Sugar
1tsp Vanilla Essence
Putting it together:
1. Preheat over : 180C
2.Sift the flours together and set aside.
3.Cream butter and sugar till it becomes pale and creamy. Add in eggs, one by one, beating well. Add the Vanilla Essence.
4. When the mixture is all mixed well together, fold in the flour. ( This is where you add your chocolate chips)
5. bake cake in a lined and greased pan for about 20 – 25 minutes until the cake is nicely browned at the top. Use a tooth pick to insert to make sure it comes out nice and clean.
I didn’t have plain flour so i used 180g of self raising. It didn’t effect the end result. The first cake i made i used the original recipe. And the reviews were fabulous. Unfortunately i didn’t take any pictures of the first cake. The second i made ( pic) i added 2 hand fulls of chocolate chips. The chocolate made the cake even more yummier. Alternatively you could also add raisins, cranberries or nuts..
A little note about the chocolate chips. I learnt this trick from a fellow blogger. As you can see from the pic, all the chocolate chips sunk to the bottom creating a chocolate base effect. The same thing happens with raisins. If this works for you, then you may disregard this tip. However, if you want the chocolate chips to be blended into the cake base, you should toss the chocolate chips in a tablespoon of flour before adding them into the batter.
You can also use this recipe to make marble cake. Scoop 1/3 of the batter into a separate bowl, add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and mix well. To get a beautiful swirl effect, layer the greased pan with half of the yellow batter, then pour in all the chocolate batter, then cover with remaining batter.