Buttery Butter Cake

Buttery Butter Cake


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About this recipe: This deliciously moist cake is easy to make and exceedingly good. The buttery cake is topped with a wonderful butter sauce. Enjoy for afternoon tea or dessert.

Suzanne Stull

Makes: 1 26cm tube cake

  • 375g plain flour
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 250ml buttermilk
  • 225g butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 75g butter
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Grease and flour a 26cm tube cake tin.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, 400g sugar, salt, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Blend in buttermilk, 225g butter, 2 teaspoons of vanilla and 4 eggs. Beat for 3 minutes at medium speed. Pour batter into prepared tin.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes or until a skewer inserted into centre of cake comes out clean. Let cool.
  4. Meanwhile, make the butter sauce. In a saucepan combine the remaining 150g sugar, 75g butter, 2 teaspoons vanilla and water. Cook over medium heat, until fully melted and combined, but do not boil.
  5. Prick holes in the still warm cake. Slowly pour sauce over cake. Let cake cool fully before removing from tin.

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