Saturday, November 1, 2014

Vanilla Butter Cake

Butter Cake
Butter Cake

I am not one of those people who can memorise recipes, especially cake recipes.  However, this is the only one recipe which I can remember.  Easy, just remember the number 6! 


6 oz butter, softened
6 oz caster sugar
6 oz self-raising flour, sifted
6 eggs (about 55g each), separated
3 tbsp lemon juice or milk (optional)

1 tsp vanilla paste


  • Lightly grease a 20cm cake tin. Line the base with baking paper.
  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees C.
  • Beat egg whites in a clean, dry bowl until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  • With an electric mixer, beat butter until soft.  Add in sugar and beat until light and fluffy (mixture should looked pale).
  • Beat in egg yolks, one at a time and make sure that each egg is completely incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl before adding the next one. Add vanilla paste and beat until combined.
  • Fold in flour alternately with the lemon juice, beginning and ending with the flour. Stir until just combined and the batter is smooth.
  • With a rubber spatula, gently fold about a third of the beaten egg whites into the batter to lighten it; then fold in the remaining whites until just combined. Do not over mix.
  • Pour batter into the prepared tin.
  • Bake for about 45 - 60  minutes or until a wooden skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the cake.
  • Leave the cake in the pan for 10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool.


  1. That is one lovely butter cake. I love butter cake ;)

  2. Loving the look of the texture there Veronica! It looks amazing :D

  3. Veronica, your vanilla butter cake looks good! I can never remember recipes and have to dig for the recipes before I bake :D

  4. That's one gorgeous butter cake..I really love how smooth and light it looks.

  5. Hi Veronica,
    This is such a lovely butter cake.
    It's my mum's favorite. Gotta bake one for her soon.

  6. Gorgeous cake.
    Must remember your 6's ;P
    Will give this a go... hubby loves butter cake :D

  7. i love how fine the texture is ! lovely!

  8. This cake is so beautifully baked ... nice golden coor.

  9. This cake looks delicious. Beautiful cake. :)

  10. Like the fine texture of this cake. Bookmarked!

  11. This butter cake looks yummy, I can smell the buttery vanilla flavour by looking at it. I like butter cakes that are soft and moist but nit crumbly.


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