Simple Cake

Simple Cake


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About this recipe: This cake smells heavenly whilst baking. It is a very simple and basic cake. You can use almond, orange or vanilla extract instead of the lemon, if wished.

Sylvia Zumpano

Serves: 16 

  • 320g margarine
  • 600g caster sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 250ml milk
  • 310g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons lemon extract

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:2hr 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a 25cm tube cake tin. Sift together the flour and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated. Beat in the vanilla and lemon extract. Pour cake mixture into prepared tin.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 90 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

Cake tins

Instead of the tube tin, you can use 2 (23cm) square baking tins or 3 (23cm) round cake tins. Adjust baking time as needed.

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