Method: Cream together the butter and sugar, then beat in the eggs and vanilla essence. Once smooth and creamy, fold in the flour. Pour in to a greased cake tin and bake in the oven at 180degrees for approximately 40 minutes, until golden brown and a knife comes out clean.
Buttercream recipe - 600g icing sugar, sifted 300g unsalted or salted butter, softened optional flavouring Beat the ingredients together.
Chocolate ganache recipe - - To make chocolate ganache you can simply melt chocolate with double cream in a glass bowl above a pan of boiling water ( I use the hob to heat the water, but be sure to turn this right down once the chocolate begins to melt so it doesn't burn). I use the ratio of 3 to 1 chocolate to double cream.