Total Time
2hrs 55mins
Prep 1 hr 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 45 mins

This is a good stand by and easy mixed in a food processor

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease lined tin with melted butter.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder into processor and add all remaining ingredients.
  3. Run machine for 20 counts.
  4. Scrape down sides.
  5. Run machine for a further 30 counts.
  6. Transfer to prepared tin and spread evenly with a spatula. Bake at 160° C for 1 1/2 hours.
  7. Leave in tin 15 minutes before turning onto a rack.
  8. VARIATIONS Seed cake = Add 2-3 tsp caraway seeds after scraping down the sides.
  9. Orange Cake = omit vanilla.
  10. Add 1 tsp orange peel.
  11. Lemon Cake = Add 1 tsp lemon peel.
  12. Chocolate Speckle Cake = Add 1 crushed Chocolate Flake Bar after scraping down sides.
  13. Raisin Cake = Add 3 oz raisins after scraping down sides.
  14. Spicy Cake = Add 2-3 tsp Mixed Spice with the other ingredients.


Most Helpful

This recipe is so easy and the cake was absolutely fabulous! I added an extra tablespoon of milk because the batter seemed a bit thick. I used a round cake tin and cooked it for an hour and ten minutes at 150C. It came out perfect. This is definitely one I'll be using often. Thanks for the recipe!

Qu33nb33 February 09, 2009

A perfect cake. I actually need it to use for another recipe, but couldn't bear to buy one in the supermarket, full of E-numbers and other horrible things, when this is so easy to make. The only thing I found was that my baking time was less than is given here -- about 1 hour total. Perhaps this is because I am using a fan oven but in any case it pays to keep an eye on the cake and test periodically.

Sackville March 25, 2005

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