An easy butter cake recipe is good to have not only for the no-fuss, easy way to make it but for the versality of this recipe. It can be adapted to make cupcakes or just add lemon or orange zest and you will have an amazingly fluffy and buttery cake for tea.
On any given day, you will more often than not have these basic ingredients in the pantry, for those not wanting to use sugar, replace the 1 cup of sugar with 3/4 cup natvia or any sugar substitute of your choice (natvia is the best tasting and its 100% natural non aspartame product)
125 butter (softened)
1 cup sugar
2 cups self raising flour
*2/3 (150 ml)cups milk
Preheat oven to 170-180 C
Grease and line base of a 9 in (20cm) pan with greaseproof paper
Combine all in a bowl of your electric mixer
Mix on low until all ingredients are blended well and then on high for 3 minutes
Bake for 35-40 minutes
*Note: when mixing for an orange cake, replace 1/3 cup milk with juice from an orange and fold in orange zest just before pouring mix in the pan.
You can vary this cake with lemon zest/juice and ice with icing of your choice. Also can be used for cupcake recipes, for medium cupcakes (12 cup tin) bake at 200C for 15 mins.