All-In-One Basic Birthday Cake

All-In-One Basic Birthday Cake

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  • Recipe difficulty: Easy
  • 5 of 5
  • Preparation time: 
  • Cooking time: 
  • Serves: Up to 10 people

Can be made with these products:


225g/9oz self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
200g/8oz caster sugar
200g/8oz butter, softened
4 large eggs
1 tbsp milk

Preparation 15-25 minutes
Cooking time 45-50 minutes
Cuts into 12 slices
Tools K beater


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4/fan oven 160°C. Grease a deep 20cm/8in round cake tin and line the base with greaseproof paper.
  2. Put the flour, baking powder, sugar, butter and eggs into the mixer bowl and using the k beater mix on low speed until everything is mixed together. Increase the speed to max. and whisk for 2 minutes. Stir in the milk.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the tin and level the top. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the centre of the cake springs back when lightly pressed, and the mixture is starting to come away from the sides of the tin. Leave the cake in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn out on to a wire rack and leave to cool before decorating. Keeps in an airtight tin for 2-3 days.

Adding the flavouring 
Chocolate: replace 25g/1oz flour with 25g/1oz cocoa powder.
Orange: stir the finely grated zest of 1 orange into the mixture with the eggs.
Vanilla: add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Your reviews:

  1. Recipe rating: 5 of 5 Mrs

    Easy peasey recipe! Lovely light sponge and so simple.

    Posted: 07/11/2013 16:09:49 / Deb Renals

  2. Recipe rating: 5 of 5 All in one Cake.

    Best and easiest cake I've made in years. Lovely cake.

    Posted: 16/02/2016 12:53:56 / Monica Knight

  3. Recipe rating: 5 of 5 Mrs

    Nice recipe,it makes baking a whole lot easier

    Posted: 17/03/2017 18:54:37 / Doris ogbeide

  4. Recipe rating: 5 of 5 MS

    Superb recipe. Absolutely foolproof.. Turns out beautifully every time.

    Posted: 05/05/2018 01:05:00 / Tricia Phillips

  5. Recipe rating: 5 of 5 Miss

    Ausome recipie! Loved it and so did the rest of my family

    Posted: 26/05/2018 13:48:34 / Mae elleray

  6. Recipe rating: 5 of 5 Miss

    Ausome recipie! Loved it and so did the rest of my family

    Posted: 26/05/2018 22:59:50 / Mae elleray

  7. Recipe rating: 5 of 5 Mrs

    Exactly what I was looking for

    Posted: 17/06/2018 08:12:58 / carol hudson

  8. Recipe rating: 5 of 5 BAKING MAD

    lovely and so easy to make.

    Posted: 18/12/2018 17:59:13 / maureen lawrence

  9. Recipe rating: 5 of 5 Love Baking

    Will definitely be trying out this recipe. Sounds just perfect!

    Posted: 05/11/2020 15:34:16 / Linda Smith

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