I love this mattressy and soft cake. Here it is plain with a beautiful white icing, but on occasion you could slice it in half through its equator and fill it with some whipped cream and a layer of not-too-sweet jam. The kids appreciate it when I stick sweets all over the icing. Or you could make a chocolate icing and stick raspberries into that.
Beat the butter and sugar together very well in a large bowl. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each one goes in. Add the vanilla and then sift in the flour and baking powder. Beat well, adding the cream or milk
For the icing, put the butter into a bowl and gradually beat in the icing sugar. Add the vanilla and
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