Large Vanilla Cake
- 500g butter (softened)
- 500g caster sugar
- 6 Eggs
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 580g plain white flour
- 1 1/2 cup buttermilk
||Preheat the oven to 180 C and grease and line a large baking tray (e.g. a roasting tray). |
||Beat the butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg goes in. Add the vanilla and mix in. |
||Sift together the flour and baking powder and gradually add to the cake mixture, beating well. |
||Add the buttermilk a little at a time until you have a thick creamy batter. |
||Scrape the batter into prepared tray and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer poked in the centre comes out clean. |
Allow to cool slightly in the pan, then lift out and remove the baking paper. Cool completely on a wire rack before icing.
Optional: dust with sifted icing sugar to decorate.
||Store in an airtight container. |
This recipe can be halved to make a smaller cake.
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