10 Nov 2015

Butter Cake | Easy Butter Cake Recipe with Buttermilk

It's so relaxing for me to bake a simple vanilla cake for tea time. And my family loves this cake, they love the simplicity of this cake the most. My family's most favorite cakes are this vanilla cake, my walnut cake and my carrot cake. If I give them a choice, then they keep choosing these three cakes over and over again!
This cake is so delicious, soft and moist. The buttermilk makes it extra soft and moist. If you're looking for a simple yet delicious cake then this is the one for you!

Vanilla Butter Cake

Preparation time 15 mins | Baking time 40 mins | Serves 12

  • Butter - 113 gms
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • All purpose flour (maida) - 2 cups
  • Baking powder - 1.5 tsp
  • Eggs - 3
  • Buttermilk - 1 cup
  • Vanilla extract - 2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
Vanilla Butter Cake

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1. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and line 9x5 inch loaf pan.

2. Beat the butter and sugar until it's light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time along vanilla and beat again.
3. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix gently along with buttermilk.

4. Transfer the batter to the prepared tin and bake for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

5. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes and then remove the cake from the tin and cool completely.

Vanilla Butter Cake

1. Here's a post on how to make buttermilk for cakes. This is how I make buttermilk for all my bakes.
2. You can add some chopped nuts or chocolate chips too.
3. I used granulated white sugar but powdered it after measuring to help dissolve easily.

Until next time,
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  1. our family favourite as well..looks super dear

  2. Your cakes are always winners. This one do I have say more? No, no, not. another winner.

  3. Hi Beulah. This is Saloni here. I'm a huge fan of yours. My family and me, we totally love your recipes. Thanks a lot for so many wonderful, vegetarian recipes. I want to try this vanilla butter cake too. Can I have an eggless version of it? Thanks a ton in advance. Happy Diwali. And do keep churning such wonderful recipes. God bless you.

    1. Hi Saloni, thank you so much for writing in! Glad you like my recipes! I don't think it's a great idea to convert this recipe into eggless. You can replace one or two eggs but replacing 3 eggs might change the texture of the cake. I have already posted an egg free vanilla cake, you can try that recipe - http://www.fullscoops.net/2014/01/eggless-vanilla-cake.html

  4. Can I bake this in square baking pan...and can I add only 2 eggs in this recipe..

    1. Hi, yes you can bake this in a square pan. And I would not recommend reducing the number of eggs.

  5. Cake looks so soft and delicious. ..

  6. i am always at awe of your cakes :)
    love them immensly


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