Firm Butter Cake

    1 hour 30 minutes

    This is a stiff cake with a moist texture so perfect for carving novelty cakes. It is so simple it is a good one to make with the kids maybe a present for mother's day or father's day.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 340g self raising flour
    • 280g caster sugar
    • 280g butter or margarine
    • 5 eggs
    • 3 tablespoons milk

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour15min  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees C. Grease and line (or grease and flour) a 20cm square or round tin and set aside.
    2. Sieve flour into large mixing bowl then add the sugar, butter, eggs and milk. Mix with electric mixer on a slow speed until all ingredients are blended then increase to fast speed and mix for another 2 or so minutes until you have a smooth batter.
    3. Pour into the already prepared tin then place in centre of the oven and cook for about 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes; test with skewer if it comes out clean cake is done.

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    Loved this cake but could anyone help me i have a 10inch cake tin and im unsure about how to work the recipe out to fill the tin can anyone help?????  -  06 Feb 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Just made this for a two tier wedding cake 10" and 8" and one made for a taster cake for home, great will use it again used one and a half times the recipe for large one baked for 2 hours smaller one was baked for one and half hours, my oven temp gets quite hot so I baked on a lower shelf and wrapped the tins with a sheet of brown paper. lovely cake came out 3" deep  -  01 May 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    This is an excellent recipe, I doubled it to make a 10inch birthday cake...had a bit left over so made a few cupcakes as well. I cooked the big cake for 2hrs on 140 and it turned out perfect. fantastic recipe thankyou.  -  14 Feb 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)