Butter cake


Butter cake

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Cakes, Slices & Breads
Servings 12


  • 2 1/2 cups Self raising flour
  • 3/4 cup Margarine or butter
  • 2 Beaten egg
  • 1 cup Caster or raw sugar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 180*C. Make sure your shortening (butter or margarine) is soft. Beat butter and sugar. Add vanilla.
  • Fold eggs in one at a time.
  • Mix in flour, milk then flour.
  • Pour batter into a lined slice tray (18x28cm) and bake for 25 mins or until cooked, test with a skewer.
  • Cool for a minute or 2 then turn out onto a wire cake rack to finish cooling down. Ice and serve.


I iced the cake in the pic with orange icing; icing sugar, fresh orange juice with pulp to just thick enough.
Great with lemon icing; icing sugar, lemon juice and water. (I like this tart and lemony so I use a lot of juice and not much water).
Or passionfruit icing.
Yes you can freeze.

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