The Simplest Vanilla Butter Cake
Recipe type: Cake
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  • 3 cups of plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1½ cups of caster sugar
  • 300 grams (10.5 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 1½ cups of buttermilk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  1. Grease your chosen cake tins and preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius (340 Fahrenheit)
  2. Beat softened butter and sugar together
  3. Add vanilla to butter mixture and combine well
  4. Add each egg to mixture one at a time until well combined
  5. Combine baking powder and flour together in seperate bowl, then add gradually along with buttermilk into butter and sugar mixture
  6. Once well combined pour evenly into cake tins
  7. Cook time will vary depending on cake tin size start with checking at 25 mins but don't remove cake until the skewer comes out clean
  8. Allow cake to cool in tin for 10 minutes before removing.
Recipe by The Love of Cake at