Step 1: Grease an 8-inch diameter baking tin and dust it with maida. Pre-heat the oven at 180°C.
Step 2: Sieve together maida, baking powder, and soda bicarbonate (2-3 times for better aeration).
Step 3: Soften butter (DO NOT MELT). Add Nestlé MILKMAID and beat well. Then add the vanilla essence.
Step 4: Add maida mixture and aerated soda alternately to the batter till all the maida and soda are used up.
Step 5: Pour the batter into the baking tin and bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or till the tooth pick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Step 6: Remove from oven, cool for a while. Loosen sides of cake, using a knife if necessary. Turnout over a wire rack/plate lined with cloth (to absorb moisture) and cool slightly before cutting into pieces.