Unsalted Butter - 175 gms
Caster Sugar - 175 gms (if you plan to frost the cake, reduce sugar to 160 g)
Eggs - 3
All purpose flour - 150 gms
Cornflour - 30 gms
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Milk/Buttermilk - 90 ml
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp (omit if using salted butter)
Pre-heat the oven to 175 deg C. Grease and line a loaf pan or an 8" round/square pan.
Sift together (3 times) flour, cornflour, caster sugar, baking powder and salt.
Cream the butter for 2 minutes, then add all the ingredients - all at once - to the mixing bowl. Beat until pale and creamy - about 10 -12 mins, scrapping the sides of the mixing bowl a couple of times.
Bake for 40 mins or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.