HOW TO BAKE PLAIN CAKE
500 g butter /margarine
350 g granulated sugar (u can reduce ur sugar)
500 g of all purpose flour
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg (optional)
Step 1:Preheat the oven
Measure out all your ingredients.
Sieve the flour, baking powder and nutmeg into a bowl and set aside.
Crack the eggs and beat them, then add your pure vanilla extract to the beaten eggs
Prepare your pans with baking spray or by greasing with butter/ shortening and flouring
Step 2:In a Stand mixer with the paddle attachment, or hand mix the butter and sugar for about 30_45mins till it becomes fluffy and lighter in color.
Add your beaten eggs and the flour in three parts alternating the eggs and flour starting with the eggs and ending with the flour. (Which means you add a third of the eggs, mix then you add a third of the flour mix again until the flour is just incorporated.
Continue in this pattern till you have mixed in all the beaten eggs and flour)
When you have mixed in all the eggs and flour then mix up the batter for another minute and it is ready. (The batter should drop from your spoon when lifted up but not runny.)
Step 3:Pour into prepared pans and bake in the middle rack of your oven for about 45 – 50 minutes or until you insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.
When this yummy creation is ready, bring it out of the oven, allow to cool in the pan for about 5 mins then place on a cooling rack to cool completely.