Saturday, 21 January 2012

Light & Fluffy Buttermilk Cake!

This is my first sweet dish on the blog!
Its been a long time coming as I love making cakes, cupcakes, muffins and many other sweet dishes.

This is one of my favourite cakes as its easy to make, light, fluffy and just the right thing to have when you just crave something sweet. Perfect to satisfy that need. Lovely with a cup of tea!

  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 150ml buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (or a whole vanilla pod)
  • 125g soft unsalted butter
  • Icing sugar for dusting

To get the vanilla out, cut through the middle along the pod and scrape the insides.

Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and mix in the sugar.

Place the egg yolks together with the vanilla and 2 table spoons of buttermilk, and beat until combined but not frothy.

Add the butter and remaining buttermilk to the flour mixture and beat for a minute.

Gradually add the egg yolk mixture in 3 batches, beating well each time. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix well for one last time. Pour into a prepared cake tin lined with butter.

Level the filling in the cake tin and place in the middle of the oven.
Check that the cake is not browning too much from the top after 20 minutes. If so, cover.
Bake for 35-40 minutes.
Yo can tell when the cake is cooked when it has risen and springs back when touched.

Remove from the over and leave to cool for about 15-20 minutes before turning out.

After turning out, dust with some icing sugar!

Light and fluffy!!

Sweet eating......

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