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Is it bad that I want to do a little dance of joy today? School goes back! Yay!

But of course I’ve still got those first day nerves. A new year. A new teacher. New friendships. And I’m not even the kid going to school.

But life returns back to a little normality from today forward. I’m welcoming the routine back, and not so enthusiastically embracing packing school lunches again.

To celebrate, butter cake. Deliciously naughty, and ever-so-indulgent butter cake. Never have you met a cake so melt-in-the-mouth good. I haven’t put it side by side with my other butter cake recipe, but this is very good. A friend gave me the recipe, told me to try it, and who am I to argue?


I smothered mine with buttercream icing. I just wing it; room temperature butter, some vanilla, a spoonful of boiling water and lots of icing sugar. Lacey and I decorated it together. It looked like a hot mess, but it was fun and it tasted like a sugar high. It tasted like school going back…


Butter Cake
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  1. 3 cups self-raising flour
  2. 1 cup plain flour
  3. 2 cups of caster sugar
  4. 300g room temperature butter, chopped
  5. 1 & 1/4 cups of milk
  6. 6 eggs
  7. 3 tsp vanilla essence
  1. Preheat your own to 140℃. Grease and line a large spring-form cake tin. I used two smaller ones.
  2. Place all ingredients into a large bowl or Thermomix {it just fits inside the Thermomix bowl}. Mix until all ingredients are combined.
  3. Beat on high for 3 minutes.
  4. Pour the batter into your prepared tin and bake for 2 hours, or until a skewer comes out clean once placed into the centre of the cake. If you're using two tins cook for less time {test using the skewer}.
Fat Mum Slim
  • Yumm!! Seriously yum. I think the cake looks gorgeous. Happy First Day of school!! Jx

    • It was soooooo good.

      • Maria Pia Pucciarello

        ok trying today 😉 I got the frosting from the Carrot cake I hope it works

  • Laura

    Yum! This looks so good I want to just forget the diet and bake this today!

  • I’m still loving Disqus being back. Sooo much. But I’m loving the look of that cake more. I might try it in the Therminator. Happy First Day Back at School – Lacey can come and help me decorate cakes anytime. She’s a pro!

    • I am loving it too. I am just missing all my old comments, but it’s getting worked on right now. Woot.

  • Oh yum! Nothing like a plain ol’ butter cake for a back to school celebration! I can not wait for the kids to go back this year – first time ever and not even feeling the mama guilt x

    • I didn’t feel the guilt either, mainly because Lacey was so ready and keen, that she wanted to go and I wanted her to go… so happy days!

  • Oh yum, that looks so good. Preschool went back today and I am writing this comment from the silence of my loungeroom, bub sleeping soundly, rain on the roof. Happy days, I think I’m going to need a cake too.

  • Fleur @ Our Urban Box

    Nothing beats a delicious butter cake! The best! The perfect cake for todays celebrations!! I hope you enjoy the first day back at school! xx

  • Oh this looks AMAZING.

    • It so was. My neighbour made it the next day, and it was just as good… so she’s making another today. Hope I can sneak a piece of hers, just quietly.

  • Stacey

    After I made your brownie recipe, I have complete faith in whatever you deem “best ever”. I will be giving this a go!

  • Skye

    You must try adding a splash of cream to your buttercream. Game changer!

    • I am so going to do that. Love a game changer. But then, what to do with the rest of the cream, eh? What a delicious problem to have.

  • This looks like the perfect recipe for smiles ^.^ Can’t wait to try!! c:

  • Carly

    NOM. What if I don’t have a thermomix? Just mix it all together at once too 😉

  • Kellie

    I may have missed it but have you posted your buttercream recipe anywhere??

  • Mrs G

    Hello Fat Mum,
    any chance you could covert the cooking degrees for us folks in the States?

  • Just whipped this out of the oven. Waiting for it to cool so I can slather in buttercream! Thanks FMS!!

  • Ann Alexander

    Hi… Is it possible to use cake flour and add baking powder(If yes, what would be the quantities)? self-raising flour is not available where I live

  • Bec

    Okay so rookie mistake on my behalf.. Always do a test cake before an event!!! I made this today for my sons 1st birthday.. the texture was quite dense? And just strange. Ice never had a cake turn out like it. Will try your other butter cake to compair (not for an event this time.. just in case!!)

  • lisa

    Sorry if i make in smaller tins roughyl how long to bake do you think? Also how many would it serve. Thanks,