Baking a Cake (very easy recipe)

Baking a Cake

Yesterday, when I went into the kitchen to make myself yet another cup of coffee, I suddenly had the urge to bake a cake.

Crazy, isn’t it 🙂

The cake I made is my mother’s recipe, which contains some vague instructions like “oven temperature between 180 – 200°C and “baking time 50 – 60 mins”.

I always take a risk when baking a cake; after all I’m not the best cook in the world, and my cakes tend to turn out stodgy or crumbly.

But luckily, this cake turned out to be a success, and because it is so simple yet delicious, I would like to share my mother’s recipe with you:

350g self-raising flour
150g unsalted butter
150g sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk (at room temperature)
vanilla essence or vanilla sugar to taste
optional: 1 cup of chopped roasted hazelnuts

First mix the butter, sugar and eggs until creamy and fluffy; at this stage the mixture is still runny.

Then add the remaining ingredients gradually until the dough has an even consistency. Put the mixture into a regular sized greased loaf tin and bake in a preheated oven at 190°C for about one hour.


Ta-daa! Yum yum 😀

Warmest wishes,


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