Simple Cake Recipe

Basic Cake RecipeToday I’m sharing with you a very simple cake recipe, designed to assist brand new bakers looking to cook their very first cake. My youngest son has recently expressed an interest in cooking and this was the recipe he used. It’s very much a basic cake, but sometimes that’s just what you need. The cake above was made by my youngest 🙂

What You’ll Need

8oz Self Raising Flour

8oz Caster Sugar

8oz Butter

4 eggs

A Tsp Vanilla extract *optional

Strawberry Jam (or buttercream)

Icing Sugar to decorate

Hint. The beauty of this simple recipe is the ease with which it can be increased or decreased, how ever many eggs you use will require double the amount of oz of the other ingredients eg. 3 eggs, 6oz flour, 6oz sugar etc etc.


Measure out all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk to combine.

Spread the batter into a greased cake tin and then bake in a pre-heated oven at 170C for 25-30mins. It’s ready when a knife or skewer comes out clean when inserted into the cake.

Remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack. Once fully cooled spread Strawberry Jam (or buttercream) in the centre. Sieve icing sugar onto the top to finish.

Ta-Da the easiest cake ever! The simple cake recipe.

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