Shearer's Cake

Shearer's Cake


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A big slab of cake for all to enjoy.

Makes: 1 slab cake

  • 225g (8oz) butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 4 tablespoons custard powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • Cinnamon topping
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (I add much more)
  • 1/4 cup (55g) white sugar
  • 1/4 cup (35g) plain flour
  • 30g butter, chopped finely (I use a grater if butter is frozen)

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

  1. Mix the butter, eggs, vanilla essence and sugar together. Add the self-raising flour and custard powder then add the milk. Beat well for 10 minutes. Grease a baking dish as this makes a large slab of cake.
  2. Mix the cinnamon, sugar, flour and butter until it resembles bread crumbs, then sprinkle over the top of the cake. Bake for 45-50 minutes at 180 degrees C.

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