Butter Sauce Cake

    Butter Sauce Cake


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    This cake is absolutely rich and decadent but made from very simple ingredients. The secret is the butter sauce which is poured over the cake.

    Serves: 12 

    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 cup (250ml) buttermilk
    • 250g butter
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 4 eggs
    • 3/4 cup (185g) white sugar
    • 85g butter
    • 3 tablespoons water
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 165 degrees C. Grease and flour a 25cm ring tin.
    2. In a large bowl mix the flour, 2 cups sugar, salt, baking powder and bicarb soda. Blend in buttermilk, 1 cup of butter, 2 teaspoons of vanilla and 4 eggs. Beat for 3 minutes at medium speed. Pour batter into prepared pan.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into centre of cake comes out clean. Prick holes in the still warm cake. Slowly pour sauce over cake. Let cake cool before removing from pan.
    4. To Make Butter Sauce: In a saucepan combine the remaining 3/4 cups sugar, 1/3 cup butter, 2 teaspoons vanilla and the water. Cook over medium heat until fully melted and combined, but do not boil.

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