A simple, comforting cake recipe that mom used to make every single Christmas.
500 gms all-purpose flour
500 gms butter
500 gms sugar (lesser if you don’t want to od on sugar)
1/2 cup milk
a pinch of salt
1 tsp baking powder
grated orange rind or two pinches of powdered nutmeg for that subtle aroma
Keep the butter outside so it reaches room temperature. This will make it pliable and you don’t have to stab at it.
Sieve the flour and set aside.
Mix sugar and butter in a large bowl till smooth.
Whisk the eggs till nice and frothy. Add this slowly to the butter mixture and blend.
Once the three have been mixed, add the flour little by little and work it in to a smooth paste.
Sprinkle the baking powder, salt, and essence and blend them in.
Now add the milk add blend.
After all the ingredients have been mixed, keep stirring the mixture. The longer you blend, the softer your cake will be.
Grease a baking dish and bake at 400 for 40 min.
Do the toothpick test to check if its done.
And voila your cake is ready