1234 cake!

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Baking is my absolute joy. It’s strange I haven’t posted that many sweet recipes on this new venture, but I put that down to Boombalardy being in full swing. This is a wonderfully simple buttercake. I am prone to calling it a lunchbox loaf cake as it holds is form well, freezes beautifully and is well, a great lunchbox treat.

1234 cake!

  • 250g butter, softened
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 250g self raising flour
  • 4 eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 170C and grease and line 24cm cake tin (I made two mini loaves as you can see in the pic above)
  2. Beat all the ingredients together in a KitchenAid for 3-4 minutes
  3. Pour into tin and bake for 45-50 minutes
  4. Cool in tin for ten minutes then turn out onto wire rack
  5. Ice when cool

This cake is extremely versatile. Add some frozen berries or the finely grated rind of a lemon or orange or some chocolate buttons to shooz it up.


  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tbs butter, softened
  • lemon juice or water to loosen
  1. Mix the icing sugar and butter by hand, adding juice in small amounts until you get a thick but workable icing
  2. Ice cake
  3. Eat!

Written by allconsuming

September 13th, 2007 at 10:38 pm