Sunday, November 11, 2012


I like cake. A lot.


That's me on the left. Eating birthday cake. Thanks Ross :)

So I have a few really good (tried and true) cake recipes, and I thought that I should have a go at making some (with my NEW RED KITCHENAID) and post a recipe from time to time.

And the one I picked to start with is Sand Cake.

I haven't made this in years, because of the very long beating time, and I only had a hand-held beater. But trust me when I say that if you have a proper mixer, this cake is a breeze to make.
It's not fancy, and you should have all the ingredients on hand -- this cake is kind of like a nana-cake -- very comforting.

Do try it?



1/4 cup milk
4 oz butter (NOT MARGARINE, please-for-the-love-of-God)(113gms, or 1 US stick, apparently)
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup SR flour
1 tblspn cornflour
pinch of salt
lemon essence OR grated lemon rind (that's what I use)

place all ingredients in the bowl in the order listed, then beat for 10 minutes.

Pour into a greased tin and bake in a moderate oven for about 30 minutes. You'll need to pierce the centre with a straw or a bamboo skewer unless you're a very good judge of cakes, because this one is very light and might not feel firm to the touch.

You can top it as desired, or serve plain.


  1. mmmm..... yum!! just the thing to try out in my NEW WHITE KITCHENAID Toni !!!!

    1. It's a really nice cake and will reward you for trying it! :)


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