An easy, dense vanilla cake that uses simple ingredients. For a really decadent version, use the seeds scraped from a vanilla pod instead of vanilla extract. Serve as is, or with fresh fruit and cream.
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300g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
100g caster sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
200g salted butter, softened
3 egg yolks
egg yolk for glazing
Method Prep:20min › Cook:45min › Ready in:1hr5min
Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
Mix the flour, baking powder and sugar in a bowl. Add the vanilla and butter and knead for 5 minutes. Add the 3 egg yolks and knead again. The dough should no longer stick to your hands. Refrigerate for 3 hours.
Press into a cake tin or pie dish. Brush with the egg yolk. Bake for 45 minutes, or until golden brown.