Best Ever Basic Butter Cake

Mother and daughter team Trisha and Cherry Curtis from Naturally By Trisha have been making natural products for thirty years in the beautiful Puhoi Valley, they are the creators of our gorgeous Lip Balms and Baby Balm. Trisha also has a rewarding practice in her clinic at her marae in Silverdale. She combines the modalities of classical homeopathy, rongoā māori and Ho’oponopono.

This week Trisha has shared her delicious butter cake recipe – from France, no less!

“Years ago we had some visitors from France who shared their basic butter cake recipe with us. We’ve used it many times since, changing it up with whatever fresh fruit we have on hand. You can add lemon rind or fruit such as plums, peaches, berries or apricots either as a middle layer or placed on top of the batter and sprinkled with a little sugar. Today we used mixed berries.”

Best Ever Basic Butter Cake

Ingredients.

175g butter

175g sugar

3 eggs

175g flour

1 tsp baking powder

Method

Preheat the oven to 180c and lightly grease a 20cm cake tin.

Cream the butter and the sugar. Beat the eggs until thick and add (to the butter /sugar mix) alternately with the sifted dry ingredients. Pour the batter into the prepared tin. This time I spread 3/4 batter in the tin, carefully placed the fruit on top (1/3 of a cup) and then spread the remaining batter over top.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes until cooked. Best served with freshly whipped cream. Enjoy!

 

Comments 9

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      Author

      Hi Dianne, about a 1/3 of a cup. I have now updated the recipe, thanks so much for your comment as that was not mentioned. Triona

  1. Lord know why you think the basic recipe above is “French and special”. Any home cook will tell you that this is a basic recipe known to the world for ages.
    Your folks need to check their relatives cook books.

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      Author

      Hi Eleanor, this recipe was shared by guests that came to stay with Trisha who happened to be French, as the post mentions. Isn’t it wonderful and very special that recipes can come from all over the globe and be shared. Triona

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  2. Hi, I just wanted to say how delighted I am with your natural bees wax deodorant. A small concern us that although it works better than anything, it’s a little gritty, even though I sift the baking soda. How can I smooth it out, please?

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      Author

      Hi Margaret, it could be the brand of coconut oil (some can be lumpy) or the brand of baking soda, ours is very light and is mined, not made in China, man made baking soda can be quite gritty.

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