• 2 hours
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 7 Ingredients


A very yummy cake I think everyone will love, this vanilla butter cake is so easy to make.


  • 3 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 2 cups caster sugar
  • 300g butter, cubed, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 milk
  • 6 eggs, at room temperature
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla essence


  1. Preheat oven to 140°C. Position a rack on the second lowest shelf of the oven. Brush a round 25cm (base measurement) cake pan with the melted butter to lightly grease (see Notes tab for instructions for other tin sizes). Line base and sides with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Place the self-raising flour, plain flour, sugar, butter, milk, eggs and vanilla essence in a large mixing bowl. Use an electric beater to beat on low speed for 30 seconds or until just combined. Increase the speed to high and beat for 1-2 minutes or until the mixture is thick and all the butter is incorporated. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the surface with the back of a spoon.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 2 1/2 hours or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and set aside for 10 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack for 2 hours or until completely cool I KNOW THE RECIPE SAYS 2 1/2 HOURS BUT I FOUND IT WAS BEST TO CHECK ON IT EARLIER BUT I DID MAKE 2 CAKES OUT OF THIS RECIPE AND NOW I CANT STOP EATING IT

  • oh this sounds lovely and exactly what I have been looking for – thank you for sharing :)


  • Sounds so much like a madiera cake. Whill give it a whirl.


  • wow i wasn’t expecting so many comments, thank you everyone, i’m so glad you have all liked this recipe.


  • This looks so good in the photo!!


  • My mouth is watering! Will be trying this ASAP. Thanks for sharing!


  • This sounds so good, I think I might try this in my slowcooker


  • This is so yummy!


  • Yummy! pinning now, i need a good butter cake recipe


  • This cake sounds delicious. Mums birthday on Monday, i think I’ll make this cake for her.


  • great recipe…have pinned this for later :)


  • thanks for sharing…looks like im baking on the weekend :)


  • easy very


  • Great cake to shoosh up a bit. Add some chocolate whipped cream and raspberries in the middle. Drizzle with a chocolate ganache. I have said I love chocolate


  • Such a nice easy recipe


  • very easy


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