“The simplicity of this cake, how easy it is to make and its beautiful texture and flavour are why I bake it so often.” says Al.
225g unsalted butter,
225g caster sugar
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
225g self-raising flour
½ cup milk
icing sugar, to dust
Preheat oven to 150°C. Beat butter in a kitchen mixer until light and creamy. Slowly add sugar, a little at a time, while whisking, until all sugar is incorporated. Mix eggs and vanilla into the creamed butter.
Fold in flour by hand, then incorporate milk gently with a wooden spoon. Pour the batter into a greased and lined cake or loaf tin. Place in the centre of the oven.
Bake cake for 50 minutes or until a skewer is inserted and comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack before dusting with icing sugar.