About this recipe:This is a great cake to use as a base for birthday cakes. It's made with butter and egg yolks, making it incredibly rich and delicious. Decorate with your favourite icing.
Makes: 2 20cm round layers
300g caster sugar
8 egg yolks
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
260g plain flour
2 tablespoons cornflour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:30min › Ready in:50min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour two 20cm round cake tins. Sieve together the flour, cornflour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated. Pour batter into prepared tins.
Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly tapped. Cool 15 minutes before turning out onto cooling racks.