Butter Cake Recipe

(250g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
7 oz (200g) plain flour/all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
7 oz (200g) castor sugar
4 eggs
½ tsp salt
4 tablespoons fresh milk or yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla essence


1. Preheat the oven
2. Lightly grease a baking pan with some butter.
3. Mix  the flour and the baking powder together and sieve. Add in salt and mix well.  Set aside.
4. Use an electronic beater to mix butter and sugar until well  combined or pale yellow in colour. (Note: Sugar has not dissolved yet).
5. Add  in the first egg. Beat well after each addition of egg until creamy.
6. Scrape  down the sides for even mixing.
7. Add in vanilla essence and mix well.
8. Fold  in the flour into the mixture and mix well.
9. Finally, add in the milk/yogurt. 
10. Pour the mixture into the greased baking pan. Shake it lightly to distribute  cake mixture evenly.
11. Bake until golden brown and cooked, about 40 minutes.  Use a cake tester to test if it’s cooked.
12. Remove it from the oven and let  cool on the wire rack for another 5 minutes. Serve warm