Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Spiced Butter Cake

I've been waiting to try out this recipe for over a week now and have finally got around to it today. I should have been doing my Christmas baking but I forgot to add the list of ingredients to my shopping list last week so that will have to wait until this weekend.
This butter cake is so easy to make, that the most awkward bit is lining the cake tin.

The recipe comes from Donna Hay's book Modern Classics Book 2

125g /4 0z very soft butter
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup caster sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups plain flour - sifted
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp mixed spice
1/2 cup / 4 fl oz milk


Put everything in the bowl and mix it together until it is smooth. If like me you use an electric mixer start of slowly and then speed up until the mixture is nice and smooth.

Line an 8 inch cake tin with baking paper and cook at 150 C for 1 hour 5 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Leave in the tin for 5 minutes to cool and then turn it out onto a wire rack to cool.
For a plain cake you can omit the mixed spice or indeed add any flavouring of your choice.

You can ice it but with Christmas just around the corner I'll leave it plain.

Next time I think I'll make it as a lemon flavoured cake and try it in a loaf tin instead of a round cake tin.


Karan said...

Looks tasty. Stop tempting me! LOL
Forgot to say that LS is looking great. :0)

Elisa said...

Sounds divine...will have to pinch this one :)

Sally said...

Hi Angela. I couldn't see an email addy for you so thought I'd pop a comment in about the gloves and scarf with Eeyore on. They came from The Disney Shop. Not sure if they sell the gloves separately as these were a set.

Always smiling said...

This is one to make I could smell that spice from here, and how dare you lose weight and make such yummy cakes!
Loved the writing today sorry I haven't been back to view your blog I haven't been busy exercising so don't have that as an excuse, just that the time has flown.
And you're so right what better way to start a day than with the postie bringing stash!

Chris x