Perfect Party Butter Cake Recipe
I call this the perfect party butter cake because that’s really what it is. With only six simple ingredients, a rich butter taste and a hint of vanilla, it’s the type of cake that brings back childhood memories. I’ve made it for school parties, choir parties, birthday parties, and it’s always been a hit with kids and adults alike. It’s also very simple to make. In fact, no baking experience is required. If you can make an omelet, you can make this cake.
My friend Nadia asked me for the recipe six months ago and I kept forgetting to give it to her. Last week, she asked me again as she would like to make it for her daughter’s school. I promised I’d get down to it so today, as I made this cake for yet another kids party (choir recital), I finally took pics. Here is the recipe, step by step. Enjoy!
- 350g / 1 1/2 cups salted butter, room temperature
- 250 g / 1 3/4 cups sugar
- 6 eggs
- 300 g / self-raising flour
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 35g / 1/4 cup potato starch or corn flour
Cut the butter in big chunks with the tip of a knife at the bottom of a large bowl. If it’s not soft enough, microwave it for less than a minute and test again.
Add sugar to the butter and combine with a wooden spoon. It will look like big crumbs.
Break the eggs in the bowl and mix well with the butter and sugar. No big lumps will be accepted, keep stirring round and round!
Add the vanilla extract (I like more than less, personal taste) and stir.
Add the flour and starch/flour. Combine one last time, with gusto.
Spoon the mixture in a long cake tin and bake in 180C/350F oven for 40 minutes.
It will be done when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. The cake will have a nice golden crust and a pale yellow center.
You can ice it and decorate with sprinkles (kids love that) or eat it as is, on the same day or the following day. It’s fantastic with tea or hot chocolate in the afternoon or with berry jam for breakfast.