The rich butter cake recipe is super, moist, and is perfect for tea time. With no frosting, this is an ideal cake if you are looking for a simple but delicious cake. It needs only a few basic ingredients.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit / 160 degrees Celsius. Line an 8*3 inch pan with baking paper and dust with flour.
Sift together all-purpose flour + baking powder + salt and keep aside.
In another bowl, beat together butter + sugar until soft and fluffy.
To this add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping off the sides. ( Do not overbeat)
Add vanilla and mix again.
Now add the flour little at a time and mix well again taking care not to overbeat.
Stir in milk and fold the batter well.
Bake for 65 to 70 minutes or till a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
Baking a cake at slightly lower temperatures has a couple of advantages. The cake doesn't brown quickly and cooks evenly, plus the texture is softer.