Friday, February 13, 2009
Plain Old Butter Cake
Added sprinkles for the kids.
Can you feel the power of butter cake? We can have chocolate cake, green tea cake, pandan cake, lemon cake, orange cake, etc but deep inside us, we do crave for the simple butter cake. There is an attraction there and I find myself couldn't resist the simple looking plain old butter cake. Often time, I found it calling my name at the bakery section at the supermarket, oh the temptation to resist picking it up. So, instead of buying I would make it at home. Since Valentine's Day is around the corner and I have some heart shape foil holders, so why not? So, I made this heart shape butter cake to wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day!
Oh I over filled the cups and thus the spilling over when baking. :P
1 cup / 2 sticks of soften butter
1 cup sugar (use 3/4 cup if you prefer it less sweet)
3 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk
1 1/3 cup self-raising flour
1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric beaters until soft and fluffy. Add in eggs, one at a time. Beat until combined. Preheat oven to 350'F.
2. Add in vanilla extract and milk, beat until just mix. Lastly, add in flour and beat until blended. Spoon batter into cupcake pan that lined with cupcake paper.
3. Bake in preheated 350'F oven for 25-30 minutes or until tooth pick inserted in middle comes out clean. Cool on wire rack completely before storing into an air-tight container.