Ingredients for Basic Cake:
2 eggs (weighing approx. 4ozs.)
4 ozs. Self-Raising Flour + 1 tsp. baking powder
4 ozs. butter
3 or 4 ozs. sugar (depending how sweet you want your cake)
vanilla and/or almond essence
Flavouring of choice ie:
handful of floured dried fruit, ground almonds, crushed ginger biscuits, blobs of jam, chocolate - optional choices You can just have the cake plain with just vanilla and/or almond essence.
1. Place all the cake ingredients into a bowl and whisk well together. Add your flavourings of choice.
If the mix is a little stiff, add a little-at-a-time hot water - straight from the kettle, just to make it into a nice creamy batter.
2. Place the mixture into your greased/lined baking tin and bake for approx. 30-45 mins.
3. Test with a skewer to see if cooked through, then cool the cake.
4. Slice and eat :o)
The cake will also have a different texture if you cream the fat and sugar first, then add the eggs, one at a time, (and a little flour). Add the remaining flour, and add some hot water if the mixture is still too stiff.