Saturday, April 11, 2009

Basic Vanilla Cake

For the medium-sized cupcakes, I used the following basic vanilla cake recipe by Donna Hay.

250gm unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup (220gm0 caster (superfine) sugar
3 eggs
2 cups (100gm) plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
¼ cup milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 160oC (110oC for my oven).
  2. Place the butter, vanilla extract and sugar in the mixing bowl and beat until pale and creamy.
  3. Gradually add the eggs, beating well after each addition.
  4. Add the flour and baking powder and mix well to combine.
  5. Add the milk and mix well to combine.
  6. Spoon the mixture into a lightly greased 22cm (9in) round cake tin, lined with baking powder.
  7. Bake for 1 hour or until cooked when tested with a skewer.
  8. Leave in the tin for 10 minutes and turn out on a wire rack to cool.

Variations:
• 90 small cup cakes and bake for 13 minutes.
• 24 medium cup cakes, baked for 15-18 minutes.

(source: Donna Hay Kids Issue 2007)

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