Plain Cake Recipe

Plain Cake Recipe

Ingredients: Makes one 23 cm / 9 in cake

50 g/2 oz butter or margarine

225 g/8 oz/2 cups plain (all-purpose) flour
2.5 ml/0.5 tsp salt
15 ml/1 tbsp baking powder
30 ml/2 tbsp caster (superfine) sugar

250 ml/8 fl oz milk

Method:

Rub the butter or margarine into the flour, salt and baking powder until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar. Gradually add the milk and mix to a smooth dough. Press gently into a greased 23 cm/9 in cake tin (pan) and bake in a preheated oven at 160C/325F/ gas mark 3 for about 30 minutes until light golden brown.

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