This recipe was handed down to me from my mother when I was 10 years old. Back then I made it together with her and the recipe has since stuck with me. I have made it for so many people who have all brought back the same report “it’s very delicious, how did you make it?
“. So am now sharing this recipe with you for you to also try and get the same feedback. You can literally use this recipe for any occasion from birthdays, to anniversaries or even a tea party. I hope you and the ones you bake for will also like it!
- Get your ingredients ready. These include; 200g margarine
200g brown sugar
400g cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp Vanilla essence
1 tsp salt
1 cup fresh milk
Preheat oven to 160 Degrees Celsius. Grease a 9 inch cake tin and dust it lightly with flour then set-aside.
- Sift the dry ingredients (i.e. flour baking powder and salt) into a bowl and set aside.
- Take another mixing bowl and put margarine. Add sugar to the margarine and beat until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs one at a time and three tablespoons of flour after each egg and mix. Repeat process until all the eggs are finished.
- Add the rest of the flour bit-by-bit simultaneously with the milk until both flour and milk are finished. Check consistency.
- Remove electric hand mixer and replace with wooden spoon then add vanilla essence. Mix until just incorporated.
- Pour batter into set-aside greased cake tin. Bake in preheat oven for 45 minutes.
- After 45 minutes use skewer to test if cake is ready. Skewer should come out clean when inserted into the cake. Put on cooling rack. Enjoy when cool!
- Decorate the cake with butter cream icing as I did here or fresh cream icing, whatever tickles your fancy.
Pictorial Detailed Instruction
Get your ingredients ready. Preheat oven to 160 Degrees Celsius/310 degrees F/. Grease 9″ cake tin (a) and dust it lightly with flour (b) then set-aside. Put sieve over bowl, measure flour and put it into sieve (c), and add salt (d). Sifting helps to introduce air to the mixture when you eventually add the flour. This helps the cake to be light and fluffy.
Add baking powder to the flour (a), sift the dry ingredients (b) and set aside. Take another mixing bowl (c) and put margarine (d).
Add sugar to the margarine (a) and mix (b) until light and fluffy. Add eggs (c) one at a time and three table spoons of flour (d) after each egg and mix. Repeat process until all the eggs are finished.
Add the rest of the flour bit-by-bit simultaneously with the milk (a) until both flour and milk are finished. Mix each time (b). Check consistency (c). Remove electric hand mixer and replace with wooden spoon then add Vanilla essence (d). Mix well. The batter should be of a dropping consistency.
Pour batter into set-aside greased cake tin (a) and (b). Put in pre-heat oven and bake for 45 minutes (c). After 45 minutes use skewer to test if cake is done. Skewer should come out clean when inserted into the cake. Put on cooling rack. When you insert your skewer into the cake and it comes out clean it means the cake is ready. If its not clean put it back into the oven and give it more time until it is done. Note…you must insert your skewer in the middle of the cake.
Cake is ready. Decorate the cake with butter cream icing as I did here or fresh cream icing, whatever tickles your fancy. In case you are wondering the colorful things on the cake are Skittles that I used as decoration. You can even use MnM’s, just let your creative juices flow.
The color of the cake slice is that shade because of the use of brown sugar but the taste is still fabulous.
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