Vanilla Butter Cake

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This single layer cake with vanilla flavour has a delicate texture and delectable crumb gives it a crunchy butter flavor.


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250 grams butter
1.5 cups (normal English teacup) milk
6   eggs (large)
2   tablespoons vanilla essence
6  flat teaspoons of baking powder
500 grams sugar (Use granulated sugar and powder in dry grinder)
470 grams maida (plain ? not self raising)


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Sift the maida and baking powder twice and keep aside in a large platter.
Melt butter over heat with milk (cool the mixture to room temp)
In a large bowl beat eggs with electric mixer till creamy  (keep eggs at room temperature)
Gradually add powdered sugar
Add butter mixture and maida in small quantities
Line a deep 23 cm deep square tin with wax paper at bottom and sides.
Gently pour the cake mixture into the prepared pan.
Bake for 90- 120  minutes
Gas mark 3.5 (Put the oven on when you start beating the ingredients-so that the oven is hot and ready for the cake when you have finished)


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Do not open the oven door in between or the cake will sink.  Insert knife in center of cake ? after 90 minutes, and if it comes out clean..your cake is done.  If not keep for more time till the cake is done.


Keeping time : 1 week

Author: Judith Serrao- UAE


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