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The Quickest Easiest Cake in the World in se7en Steps.

February 10th, 2009 · 60 Comments

Everyone needs to know how to make an instant cake – trust me, spur of the moment is often the name of the game. Now believe me I have made my fair share of birthday cakes, and you could use this as a birthday cake when you have left things to the last minute. And believe me I have made my fair share of box/mix cakes, but why buy a box of cake mix when you have this recipe? Really it is so easy that you will never need to buy a cake-mix again and you will never have to worry about what is lurking in those fine print ingredients again.

So here we go with the quickest, easiest cake recipe in the world. This is what you are aiming for:

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Now you could sift your flour, you could cream your butter and sugar together until it is extra light and fluffy, you could add your eggs one at a time and blend until they are incorporated, you could add vanilla or cocoa. You could do all that, but this is not that kind of cake.

This is a “we have built a house in the tree and can we take a cake up for tea?” Generally they don’t mean in twenty minutes – they mean now… but I can’t do it faster than twenty minutes. I am still working on my speed and precision!

So Let’s Meet the Players:

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  • 2 cups of self raising flour
  • 1 cup of castor sugar
  • 1 cup of softened butter
  • 4 eggs

Let’s Play the Game:

Step 1: Pop all your ingredients into the mixing bowl.

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Step 2: Mix away… mix, mix, mix.

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Step 3: Pour your mixture into the greased baking pans. And bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 20 minutes.

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Step 4: When your cake is ready the knife will come out clean. Leave your cake to cool in the pan for a few minutes and then cool it on a cake rack till it is completely cooled (else the icing will slide off!).

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Step 5: While your cake is cooling make some butter cream icing. You will need a lump of butter, icing sugar, a dash of hot water and food coloring. This is not a precise science!

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Pop the sugar and butter into the microwave and melt the butter. Then stir it together. Add a dash of boiling water – this smoothes it out. And add drop of food coloring in your favorite color.

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Step 6: By now your cake should have cooled and you can pour the icing onto it…

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Step 7: Decorate away with sprinkles or sweeties.

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That’s it, get it up that tree and eat it!!!

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