Ingredients

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      225g/8oz butter or margarine, at room temperature, soft
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      225g/8oz icing sugar
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      4 medium eggs
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      2 tsp vanilla extract
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      225g/8oz self raising flour
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      Milk, to solve

Preparation method

   1st

      Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4th
   2nd

      Grease 2 x 18cm/7in cake tins with baking paper.
   3rd

      The butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and fluffy.
   4th

      Beat in the eggs a little at a time, and stir in the vanilla extract.
   5th

      Fold in the flour with a large metal spoon, adding a little more milk if necessary to create, to a dough with a soft consistency drop.
   6th

      Share distribute the mixture between the cake tins and gently with a spatula.
   7th

      20-25 minutes or until golden brown on top and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
   8th

      Remove from the oven and set aside for 5 minutes, then remove from the can and pull the paper. Place on a wire rack.
   9th

      Sandwich the cake with jam, lemon curd or whipped cream and berries or just enjoy on its own.