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Rich butter cake recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 5 mins

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.

Course: Cakes
Keyword: moist butter cake recipe, rich butter cake recipe, tea cake recipe
Servings: 12
  • 2 cups 240g all-purpose flour/maida
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup + 3/4 cup or (14 tablespoons) or (200 g) unsalted butter
  • 1 + 1/3 cup or (265g) sugar
  • 4 Large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup or (80ml) milk
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit / 160 degrees Celsius. Line an 8*3 inch pan with baking paper and dust with flour.

  2. Sift together all-purpose flour + baking powder + salt and keep aside.

  3. In another bowl, beat together butter + sugar until soft and fluffy.

  4. To this add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping off the sides. ( Do not overbeat)

  5. Add vanilla and mix again.

  6. Now add the flour little at a time and mix well again taking care not to overbeat.

  7. Stir in milk and fold the batter well.

  8. Bake for 65 to 70 minutes or till a skewer inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.

Recipe Notes

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.