What do you do when you have a large cup of tea and you begin to feel a little peckish? I pop this cake into the oven then while it cooks I'll watch some tv, then pop the kettle on and make some tea. I know the recipe says to cool the cake completely before serving. But I prefer this cake when its still warm. When I take a bite of this cake, it fills me with warmth and happiness. It reminds me of home. Not sure if that is something many people will understand. But that's how I feel when I take the first bite. The rest is history. I can't even hear anyone while I sit back and enjoy my evening cup of tea.
You will enjoy it just as much if not more. It's rich buttery flavour is amazing and beautiful. My kids say it tastes like 'England'. I'm not sure what means, but I'll take it!
230 grams all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
250 grams butter- room temperature
200 grams sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup whole milk
Preheat the oven to 180c. Line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper. Set it aside.
Combine the flour and baking powder. Sift the mixture twice and set it aside.
Beat the butter in a large clean bowl for 2-3 minutes until light and pale.
Add the sugar and mix through with a spatula. Then beat on a high speed for 8-10 minutes until light and pale. Scrape down the edges and mix it through again. We want to incorporate as much air into this as possible.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition. Add the vanilla and mix it through once more.
Add the flour one tablespoon at a time. Scrape down the edges then slowly add the milk. Beat slowly until fully incorporated.
Pour the mixture into the pan and bake at 180c for 45 minutes to an hour. An inserted skewer should come out clean.
Cool the cake completely before slicing and serving.