Basic Butter Cake

do you have a favourite recipe for a basic butter cake? this one is not as good as the one i remember my mother using when i was a child so i'm on the lookout for a better one.

this one is an AWW recipe, doubled.

250g soft butter
2 tspn vanilla essence
1.5 cups caster sugar
4 eggs (room temperature is best)
3 cups self raising flour
1 cup milk

cream butter, sugar and vanilla
add eggs one at a time and beat in
add 1 cup flour, mix
add 1/2 cup milk, mix
continue until all flour and milk have been added
beat to make mixture light and fluffy

hmmm i can't find a cooking temperature in the book, but i'll do mine at 160'c (which is the equivalent of around 180'c, my oven cooks hot) and i'll set the timer at 40 minutes to check, but expect it to take around 50...

this is a nice firm cake suitable to decorate.

Thermomix recipe conversion is here.

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