Saturday, May 24, 2008

Butter Cake

Flour - 2 cups
Baking powder - 2tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Unsalted Butter,Softened - 1 stick(1/2 cup)
Sugar - 1 cup
Large Eggs - 3 large( kept at room temperature for 30 minutes)
Vanilla Extract - 1 1/2 tsp
Whole Milk - 3/4 cup

1) Preheat oven to 350°F.

2) Butter and flour a 13/9-inch metal baking pan or 2 round pans.

3) Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl.

4) Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy ie for about 3 to 5 minutes.

5) Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, then vanilla, and beat until thoroughly incorporated, about 5 minutes.

6) Mix in flour mixture in 4 batches alternately with milk at low speed, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix until batter is just smooth.

7) Then spread evenly in pan and bake cake in middle of oven until it begins to pull away from sides of pan and a tester comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool for 5mts in pan, then invert onto a rack and cool completely.

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