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Butter cake

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Serves 12 | Prep Time 15 | Cook Time 30

Why I Love This Recipe

The classic butter cake for any occasion.

Submitted by: "Taylor"

Ingredients You'll Need

250g butter, softened, chopped
1 cup (220g) caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
3 Eggs, at room temperature
2 cups (300g) self-raising flour
1/2 cup (125ml) milk
Rainbow Confetti sprinkles, to decorate
190g butter, softened
2 1/4 cups (360g) icing sugar mixture
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
Pink liquid food colouring


Preheat oven to 180C. Grease two 18cm (base measurement) round cake pans and line the base and side of each pan with baking paper.

Use an electric mixer to beat the butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the flour and milk, in alternating batches, stirring until just combined. Divide between the prepared pans. Smooth the surface.

Bake for 30 mins or until a skewer inserted into the centres comes out clean. Cool in pans for 5 mins before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the vanilla buttercream, use an electric mixer to beat the butter in a bowl until very pale. Add the icing sugar in batches, beating well after each addition. Add the milk and vanilla. Beat until combined. Tint pink with food colouring.

Trim the top of 1 cake and place on a serving plate. Spread with one-third of the buttercream. Top with remaining cake. Spread the top and side with remaining buttercream. Decorate with sprinkles.

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