I recently visited IBCA and procured some aluminium baking pans and other accessories. I was thrilled to be trying out earlier recipes on these new pans compared to the unpredictable glass dishes. So the first recipe I tried out was the Vanilla Tea cake from Joyofbaking.com. I had perfected this with my glass dish and I wanted to fine tune the oven temp and time with the aluminium pan.
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter (unsalted, at room temp)
3/4 cup granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
Preheat oven to 180 degree C and line a 8" square pan.
Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
Beat butter until soft. Add sugar and beat until fluffy.
Add 1 egg at a time and beat well after each addition.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the vanilla extract.
Beat until combined. Alternately add the flour and milk in 3 additions,
starting and ending with the flour.
Pour batter into pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.
cover loosely with a foil.
Cool for 10 minutes and then invert on wire rack and remove pan and
parchment paper. Cool completely and cut into pieces.
The cake turned out soft and good. Folks at home loved the golden brown crust. I totally agree, the picture does not do credit ;)