Still when I feel motivated, I don't mind sweating in the kitchen to bake cakes. Not with icing or frosting. Neither impressive star-studded decorations. Just simple cakes because baking for the family is about taste. Of course to proudly show on social media if you strongly feel you should to impress your friends as well. As for family members, they will sincerely appreciate after eating a piece or two which then is happiness to the highest degree.
On this day I brought down the cake mixer. The ingredients are petty much the basic ones for a butter cake. Slowly and surely I made the cake mixture. Thereafter the mixture into the oven. A good job for sure. Evidently the cake did crack on top. I dusted icing sugar to cover up but guess only so much you can hide.
70g castor sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
200g self-rising flour, sifted with 1/2 tsp salt
(omit salt if using salted butter)
4 tbsp milk
4 tbsp milk
(Optional: 1 tbsp chocolate chips)
Cream butter and sugar until light and creamy.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition till mixture is fluffy.
Add essence and stir in.
Fold in shifted flour, gradually to mix.
Finally gently stir in milk and chocolate chips.
Turn out mixture into a grease baking pan.
Bake on preheated oven at 170C for about 1 hour or till cake is cooked.
Remove, cool down and slice.
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