Perfect Butter Cake

I promised you a butter cake recipe and here it is.
It really is a great one for icing with buttercream or even fondant.
Perfect basic cake and stays moist for days…very important!

Perfect Butter Cake
Recipe type: Cake
Serves: 22cm cake
  • 250g butter, room temperature
  • 250g caster sugar
  • splash of vanilla
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 330g self raising flour, sifted
  • 180ml milk, room temperature
  1. preheat oven to 180C/160C fan, grease and line a 22cm round cake tin with baking paper
  2. beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, mix in vanilla
  3. beat in eggs one at a time
  4. add flour and milk in 3 batches whilst stirring just until combined
  5. spread mixture into cake tin and bake for about 50-60 minutes, test with skewer
  6. allow to cool slightly and turn out onto cooling rack
  7. leave un-iced or ice with butter cream if it's for a special occasion cake



This week is a baking week as there’s a market on, hope you can come by and say hi.

Happy Wednesday friends, hope to visit you soon.


  • I'm off to bake it RIGHT NOW!! x

  • looks delicious!!!!

    must be so rewarding making things to such perfection!


  • Vic

    Oh Cathie this looks divine! I'm making it tomorrow – promise! xx

  • Oooh, looks delicious Cathie! I do love butter cake..x

  • Yummon Cathie! I do tend to use butter cakes for special birthday cakes so will file this away for future reference!

    Would love to come to that market too… just need to find a reason to leave the smalls with hubby so I can look and browse at will!

  • We'll be there this weekend! I'm taking my sister and my kids.

  • Thank you for the delicious recipe!
    I wish I could come to the market Cathie. I hope you have a fab time.XXX

  • I love a basic cakey cake – thanks for the recipe, Cathie. Enjoy the market! x

  • I read that as Peanut Butter cake!

    Looks great and just what I need! I've been wanting to make a rainbow cake and you need to start with a butter cake.

  • Thanks, Sweetheart – I've been hanging out for this one! J x

  • my children asked for a cake tonight, and i think i have just found it right here 🙂

  • Yum. Surely I'm due for a little sugar? All in moderation, right? Cathie, I think I'd find it hard to stop at one piece if my version looked this good. Thanks for sharing.

  • I have to say that has made my mouth water i will be writing that one down. Happy baking dear Cathie, dee x

  • Oh i love you, just the recipe i need. My mother's delicious & perfect butter cake is another long lost memory. Love Posie

  • Oh sounds yummy Cathie.Thanks for sharing!

  • Oh delicious! I am loving all that butter and sugar, makes for a very tasty cake :o)
    Thank you for sharing this little treasure Cathie xo

  • Wish oh wish I could come to the market.

    Having a bit of fancy about living in Melbourne again.

    Thank you so much for such a simple sweet recipe.

    Hope the market goes well


  • I do enjoy your recipes lovely:) Thank you for sharing it with us. I might have to give this one a try;) I hope the market goes well on the weekend. xo

  • Kat

    Yum yum yum! That looks delicious.

  • Thanks for sharing Cathie, this looks great!

  • wish i could come on saturday! stupid work!!
    and i will DEFINITELY be making this cake!

  • Tas

    Thanks, Cathie. Haven't got a classic butter cake recipe…Well, I have now.

  • thanks Special, there's nothing like a good old butter cake xo

  • Oh this sure looks good! Thanks for sharing Cathie 🙂

  • True to your word dearest friend I have been waiting for this one. Thank you for taking the time to share this beauty with us all. Hope your days are filled with a smile just like you make us feel everytime I see you here. Enjoy your day lovely xo

    Always Wendy

  • Yum, that looks great. Wonder if it will work with gluten free flour…

  • Yum!

  • Can't wait to make this! Thanks for sharing…

  • Looks wonderful, I'll give it a go. So many of my butter type cakes turn out dry, I can't figure it out – cupcakes especially 🙁

  • Happiness in every bite!!!! Oh yummmmm!!!

  • Wow Cathie, this cake looks SO delicious! And the pictures are top notch!

  • Yummo butter cake. and the blue suitcase..what a beauty. x

  • that looks delicious! Will have to make it for my Dad who loves butter cake. Thanks Cathie. x

  • Oh Cathie this looks YUMMY!
    FINALLY found a few moments to pop over and enjoy your delicious world again…perfectly wonderful.
    H*U*G*S Rosie

  • Hi Cathie,
    Yum that looks really yummy.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway. Have a lovely day. Fee x

  • Yummmmmmmmmm! Afternoon tea me thinks. Thanks Cathie.

  • Sending you seet thoughts my friend. Have a lovely day

    Always Wendy

  • It looks delicious. I will definitely try this recipe. Thanks!


  • I reckon this is going straight to the recipe book! Thanks for sharing

  • i SO want to bake this. i will have to look up my conversion chart. it will be worth it. ; )

    hello friend.