Don't get me wrong, I love using my Kitchen Aid mixer, but sometimes I just want to whip up a quick cake with minimal effort.
That's where my food processor cake base mix comes in handy.
Basically, you can put anything into this and make it into what ever kind of cake you like. Berries, fruits, nuts, chocolate chips - anything!
125g unsalted softened butter
¾ cup caster sugar
1½ cups self-raising flour
½ cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
Put all ingredients (except any fruit or flavourings) in food processor and mix until combined.
Take out the blade and stir through any flavourings. I used a cup of frozen raspberries, but you could also try orange zest + chopped dark chocolate, blueberries + slivered almonds, sliced apple + walnuts. Use your imagination - just remember to add a little more milk if you're using drier ingredients like cocoa or a lot of nuts.
Smooth into a lined cake or loaf tin. I sprinkled over a few more raspberries because I just love them so much. Bake in a 180c oven for 35 minutes (or until golden and risen).