Simple Buttermilk Cake

Simple Buttermilk Cake


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About this recipe: This is a simple cake that is nice to have to hand for that mid-afternoon break. If you don't have lemon extract (Dr Oetker is a good brand), try either making the cake without for a simple butter cake, or adding a tablespoon of lemon zest.


Serves: 14 

  • 225g butter or margarine
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 225ml buttermilk
  • 375g sifted plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon natural lemon extract

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:15min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Lightly grease and flour one 25cm tube cake tin.
  2. Combine margarine, caster sugar, eggs, buttermilk, sifted flour, bicarb, baking powder and lemon extract and beat with an electric mixer for 3 minutes at medium speed. Pour cake mixture into prepared cake tin.
  3. Bake at 150 C / Gas 2 for 1 hour. Remove cake from tin after it has cooled.

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Reviews (5)


Family love this simple cake.Why buy a cake when you can make this.It never fails.Thank you for this lovely recipe. - 03 May 2015


this was very popular with my husband, as it was a lovely moist texture with a hint of lemon and vanilla. nice with jam if you want a bit more drama! - 11 Mar 2015


Very nice cake and easy to make. I added the grated rind of an orange to the batter and drizzled royal icing made with lemon juice over the top when it had cooled. Lovely. - 07 Apr 2013

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