My father-in-law celebrated his birthday on the weekend, and we definitely needed a cake to cut and enjoy. My FIL has two favourites – the tres leches and just plain cake. Since we had the tres leches last month for my MIL’s birthday, I opted for the plain cake.
This plain and simple cake is one of my favourites as well. It is moist and buttery and is so comforting dipped in a cup of tea. Since we were celebrating a birthday, I added some icing to make it more festive. With or without icing, it’s always well received.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Combine the butter and sugar and beat for a couple of minutes.
- Add the vanilla and eggs until incorporated.
- Add the sour cream.
- In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients and add to the butter and sugar mixture.
- Put batter in a greased pan and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.