How Do You Make A Plain Cake?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Eggs white sugar butter self raising flour
Stone Pearl Profile
Stone Pearl answered



  • 2
    cups self-raising flour
  • ¾
    cup sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 125
    g butter
  • 2

  • cup milk


  • Preheat
    oven to 180&deg
  • Place
    all ingredients into a medium bowl and mix for approximately 2 minutes, or
    until combined.
  • Pour
    mixture into a prepared cake tin and bake for 30 minutes.
  • If
    using as muffin mixture, pour into muffin tins and bake for 20  minutes or until cooked.

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
We'll go to the store and buy a box of cake mix, then take it home and do what the instructions say. Its quite easy. (and fun)
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
You have to have eggs&sugar&caster sugar&stur it, then but it in the oven:) simples.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
What do you mean by plain? Unfrosted or frosted? One-egg cake, two-egg cake, white, yellow, butter cake????

Butter cake:


2/3 c. Butter, softened
2/3 c. Sugar
2 eggs
2 t. Vanilla
2 c. Flour
1 T. Baking powder
1/4 t. Salt
1 c. Milk


¼ c. Butter
3 c. Powdered sugar
2 t. Vanilla
3 to 4 T. Milk

Heat oven to 350* F. Combine 2/3 c. Butter and sugar in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (1 to 2 minutes). Add eggs and vanilla. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed (1 minute).

Reduce speed to low. Beat, gradually adding flour, baking powder and salt alternately with milk and scraping bowl often, until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes).

Divide batter among 2 greased and floured 8 or 9-inch round cake pans. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely.

Meanwhile, melt 1/4 c. Butter in 1-quart saucepan over medium-low heat until lightly browned (4 to 5 minutes). Combine browned butter, powdered sugar and vanilla in small mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often and gradually adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency.

Spread frosting between cooled cake layers, top and sides of cake.

** Cake can be baked in 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

Yellow cake

2 sticks unsalted butter
6 egg yokes, well beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
(Milk, butter, and eggs should be at room temperature)
4 cups cake flour, sifted
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl sift together flour, salt, and baking powder; set aside. Butter and flour 2- 8-inch cake pans and set aside.

Cream butter until fluffy; add sugar gradually and beat until fluffy. Add egg yolks and vanilla, beat until well combined. Add flour mixture to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk and stir until smooth.

Pour the batter into cake pans two thirds full and bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes and remove to wire racks.

Boiled Frosting

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/3 cup cold water
2 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla

In the top part of a double boiler, add sugar, cold water, egg whites and cream of tartar; beat for 30 seconds with electric beater. Place the pan or bowl over boiling water. (Don't let the pan or bowl touch the water.) Beat constantly with the mixer on high for 7 minutes or until frosting develops stiff peaks. Remove frosting from the heat and add vanilla. Beat for another 2 minutes or until frosting spreads easily.

1-2-3-4 cake

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract (optional)
4 eggs
3 cups cake flour
1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Sift flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.

Cream butter. Gradually add sugar, creaming until light and fluffy (about 10 minutes with electric mixer). Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with milk and flavorings, beating after addition until smooth.

Pour into three greased and floured 9-inch layer cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Cook in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans and finish cooling on racks.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
For a basic sponge you will need:

2 eggs
125g of self raising flour
125g suger
125g margarine
Pre heat oven to gas mask 4. If you have a mixer or eletric whisk just thow all ingredients in then whisk all together if not mix together suger and margarine till creamy then add the 2 eggs bit by bit mixing while doing it or it will curdle then add flour and mix all together put in butted baking tin put in oven for 20 to 25 mins

Hope it helped if to sticky ad milk if to runny add flour if you want you can add vanilla essence enjoy
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Evelyn Vaz answered
To make a plain and simple cake all you need is 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour, 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup Crisco, 1/2 cup milk, 2 unbeaten eggs, 1/4 cup milk, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 tsp. butter flavouring and Few drops yellow food colouring.

To start with mix all the first 6 ingredients and mix for 2 minutes. Next, mix all the remaining ingredients and mix for around 2 minutes. Pour the mixture into greased and floured loaf or 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake it for around 45 minutes at 325 degrees. Dish up plain or you can also add some fresh fruit and whipped cream.

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