Classic Butter Cake

The butter  cake was my first introduction to baking. My grand mom used to bake this cake and then she passed the recipe to my mom. I remember sitting by the oven with wide eyes  ,waiting for the cake to be cooked. I also remember being scolded by my mom for opening and closing the oven door to often. Such good memories !

I love this cake hands down! It’s the perfect recipe for those days when you feel like having cake but you don’t have or want to spend too much time preparing it. The best part , you don’t need icing with this cake at all. It tastes heavenly by itself. Icing is just the cherry on the top. When I initially started taking interest in baking , I knew immediately what I wanted to try first and well obviously it was the butter cake. This is also the first recipe I ask anyone who is interested in baking to try !

I wanted to try making it myself before I asked my grandmother or mom for the recipe so , I tried many many recipes for the butter cake from cookbooks and the Internet but no recipe came close to what my grand mom makes!

So here below is my grand mom’s recipe with some changes I have made to make it a little better from the knowledge I’ve acquired from baking cakes since I was 15! I do not have a pictorial for this , so please bear with me 🙂 . I make this for my grandmom these days and she loves it. Having her ask me to make this cake for her , makes me so happy as I look up to her as the best cook ever.



  • 250 Butter ( 1 & ¼ cups)
  • 4 eggs ( for 500g butter – 8 eggs)
  • 250g all-purpose flour ( 1 & ¼ cups)
  • 1 ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • 250g Sugar (powdered)(1 ¼ cups)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp. Milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence


  1. Preheat oven at 180℃ for 15 mins.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar thoroughly.
  3. Add the eggs one by one and beat the batter. Add the vanilla essence and the salt.
  4. Sift the dry ingredients and add it to this wet batter and beat.
  5. Pour the batter into pan and bake for 30 – 35 mins.
  6. Cut after cooling


  • Beat the sugar and butter nicely until the sugar is not felt in the butter.
  • Do not beat the batter too much after adding the eggs.
  • Add the correct amount of baking powder for a soft cake
  • Beat the batter only at medium pace after the flour is added and only until well incorporated.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder together for a softer cake

Do try this recipe out. I promise you , you will not regret it !  If you think you have a recipe that’s better please share it below. I’m always on the lookout for totally awesome recipes to try and share ! 

Below is a picture of my first ever cake !


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