Monday, July 20, 2009

2nd Baking: Butter Cake

It's not that I never bake a cake before. Just that I never found a recipe that is just nice for a butter cake that it supposed to be. Sometimes, the cake is too dry and sometimes it is too sweet.

So, to be at the safe side, I served the net for a "guaranteed" recipe. I found this appeared as the first searched result. It's 5x mom's recipe. It's simple to follow and I feel more secure by just follow her's. Anyway, I substituted some of the ingredients with what I had in the fridge, and I reduced the sugar portion by 30gm.

The cake turned out just nice. It's soft, fluffy, not too sweet and not too dry. Anyway, I just need to improve my skill in cake cutting. I spoil the cake, opsss...... Also, I shall wait the cake to cool before cutting, which I failed to do so. I was eager to see its texture. So, you can see I have two pieces of ugly cakes below. I didn't care that much, and so do him (hubby) and him (Tiger). Both of them keep on asking for more. So, in just less than 15 minutes, we ate up almost half of the cake. So "laku".

Butter Cake


250gm butter
200gm Castor sugar
250gm self raising flour
4 omega-3 eggs
1/2 tsp soda bicarbonate
1/2 tsp orange essence (added to eggs)
1 tbsp of condense milk diluted in 6 tbsp hot water


1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease the sides and base.

2. Beat butter & sugar until light and fluffy.

3. Add eggs one at a time beating well after addition.

4. Fold in the sifted flour and baking soda to mix.

5. Pour in milk and stir to mix.

6. Bake in the preheat oven for 45 minutes.


buzzingbee said...

wuah..the outcome look so yummy!!!
I tend to have the same problem as you..sometimes too sweet or dry.
Will try this out :)

cariso said...

If it's me, I will also be the same, can't wait to see the result and quickly cut. Ha!

Elin said...

Hi Little Inbox,

Wow,what a delicious looking butter cake! I hope you will find baking fun and I look forward to more baking from you :)) Great job! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Little Inbox said...

buzzingbee, hope you like it! :)

Cariso, haha, we are the same, too "sum kap".

Elin, mine one is just simple stuff. I admire your baking skill and passionate to baking. I will try your recipe once I pick up some skills.

New Kid on the Blog said...

whenever I make this cake, I always find it too dry. dunno why.

Little Inbox said...

New kid, when I substitute 250gm of butter with margarine, the cake will turn out dry too. I do not know about the reason too.

Selba said...

Sounds and looks yummy :)

Dora said...

I wanna some too. Maybe next time u can make Marble cake?

J2Kfm said...

i like mine with raisins though. been used to my mum's cakes since childhood days.

she doesnt bake anymore though.

Big Boys Oven said...

this is such a rich and delicious cake, just love them all, you did a fantastic job! well done

Little Inbox said...

Selba, thanks. :P

Dora, yes you are right! I've bought chocolate powder to the new mission. :D

J2Kfm, i thought of wanna make some cup cakes with raisins, which I have bought last week.

Little Inbox said...

BBO, a praise from you, the baking expert, pai seh lar. Mine is just a simple cake for newbie. My skill is terrible. Need a lot of improvement. Now, I aim for your Ma Lai Kou recipe, hehehe...will find a day to try it.

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

From your recipe, doesn't it taste sweet too? ^-^ I have quite similar recipe as you but without the milk and essence. I found a bit sweet too. lol So i use brown sugar instead of white sugar. Not sure why, but my neighbour kids and my gal love the butter cake with brown sugar than the white sugar. lol

Food For Tots said...

In 15 mins, 1/2 of your cake is gone! Wow! Must be a super-yummy cake. I must bookmark it for trying. ;)

mimid3vils said...

I can smell the butter cake now~~~

Little Inbox said...

Food Paradise, oh I see. I should try using brown sugar next time. So, is it the same measurement at 200gm?

Food for Tots, they are the "hungry ghost", hehe. Happy trying!

Mimid3vils, oh really? Did I make you hungry? Sorry, mummy!

Mama Mia said...

This is really is a coincidence! Seems like both of us had found us a butter cake recipe to keep. :)

Me too,can't really wait for the cake to cool-off..too excited to see how it turn out. LOL.

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

Yes still the same. I try deduct some but the kids find that not so nice. SO I maintain 200gm. Hope you like it.

Little Inbox said...

Mama Mia, yes, whatever I shared in blog is the edible recipe, haha...
Your girl love the cake?

FoodParadise, thanks for the info. I shall try it next round. :)

Anonymous said...

I tried to do this cake. It turned out very soft and delicious. But the next day it became a little hard. I donno why.


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