Iced Vanilla Butter Cake


Step 1
Preheat oven to 320F. Grease and line a deep 8″ round cake pan.

Step 2
Place all the ingredients for the cake into a large mixing bowl and mix using an electric mixer on low speed until just combined. Increase the speed to medium and beat until a thick, slightly paler batter forms.

Step 3
Pour mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes, or until dark golden brown, and a skewer comes out clean (test after one hour). Stand cake 5 minutes, then turn onto wire rack to cool completely.

Step 4
To prepare the icing, simply stir the ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth.

Step 5
Pour the icing over the cooled cake, allowing it to drip down the sides. Serve.


Preparation: 20 min
Serves: 6-8
Cooking: 1 hour 15 min
Difficulty: Easy

1 stick + 1 tbsp (125g) unsalted butter, softened
2-3 tbsp Taylor & Colledge Vanilla Bean Paste
10 oz (275g) granulated sugar
3 large eggs
8 oz (225g) all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
4 fl oz | 1/2 cup (120ml) milk

4 oz (110g) confectioners’ sugar
2 tsps Taylor & Colledge Vanilla Bean Paste
4 tsp milk