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Custard butter cake

A recipe from the Good Food collection.


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  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 2/3 cup custard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 125 g unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk


1. Preheat oven to moderate 180°C. Brush a deep 20 cm square cake tin with melted butter or oil. Line base and sides with paper; grease paper.

2. Sift the flour, custard powder and soda into large mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre.

3. Melt the butter and sugar in a small pan over low heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved; remove from heat. Combine eggs and buttermilk in a small mixing bowl. Add butter and egg mixtures to the dry ingredients. Using a wooden spoon, stir until combined; do not overbeat.

4. Spoon mixture into prepared tin; smooth surface. Bake for 35 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted in centre of cake. Turn onto wire rack to cool.

Morning/Afternoon Tea, Children's Party, Christmas


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