Butter Cake [Pea-Cake]

I had posted dark rich chocolate cake recipe couple of days back. The nice thing about that recipe is, with a slight variation you can make a nice fluffy butter cake.

Try this out and enjoy 🙂


  • Self-rising Flour : 1.5 cups
  • Cooking Butter (Softened): 170g
  • Eggs : 3 Nos.
  • Milk: 1/2 cup
  • Baking Powder: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Baking Soda: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Castor Sugar: 1 cup
  • Vanilla Extract: 2 teaspoons


Step1: Getting ready
Mix flour, baking powder and baking soda and keep it aside. Preheat oven to 170 degree C. Grease 22cm cake pan. Add a pinch of flour into the cake pan and shake the pan to make a thin layer of flour on the base and sides.

Step2: Cake Mixing
Cake Ingredients

In a big bowl add butter and castor sugar. Using an electric mixer beat in high speed until it is fluffy and very light. Add vanilla and mix again.
Cake Mixing

Always add eggs one at a time. I would say, add an egg and beat in medium speed for 20-30 sec and repeat this until all eggs are over.
Cake Mixing Egg

Step3: Mix Flour
Add half of the flour mix from Step2 and 1/4 cup of milk in to the cake mix and fold it using a rubber spatula. Make sure that you are folding the mixture gently. Add remaining flour and milk and repeat the process until all are combined. This is an important step as your cake wont turn out soft if you don’t fold the mixture gently and carefully.

Step4: Bake
Pour the mix from Step5 in to greased cake pan and bake for 30 minutes. Insert a skewer in the center of the cake and check whether it comes out clean. If yes, you are done, otherwise bake for some more time. This may take 30-40 minutes.

Takeout the cake from the pan after 20 minutes and allow it to cool.


Done an art on the cake using icing sugar and named it pea-cake 😉


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