Old Fashioned Butter Cake

Use good quality butter and vanilla extract  for this recipe in return for a  heavenly butter cake.   

This recipe is adapted and modified from Nasi Lemak Lover “Old Fashioned Butter Cake”.

*makes a 8” square cake pan

Ingredients :
250g butter ( I use Lurpak )
100g sugar
5 egg yolks (large)
230g cake flour
1tsp double action baking powder ( replace by ¼ tsp baking soda + ½ tsp cream tartar + ¼ tsp cornstarch )
4tbsp milk
1/2tsp vanilla essence ( I use pure vanilla extract )

5 egg whites (large)
90g sugar

1. Place the butter, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until light and creamy.

2. Add the egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the flour and baking powder and beat well to combine. Fold through the milk and combine well.

3. Beat egg whites in a clean large bowl until soft foam. Gradually add in sugar, and beat till soft peak.

4. Take one portion of the egg white mixture, and use a hand whisk to stir well with egg yolk mixture till combine and thick paste.

5. Slowly fold in the balance egg white with a spatula till well combine.

6. Spoon the batter in a cake pan which line the base with paper and lightly grease.

7. Bake at preheated oven at 180c for 55mins or until cooked when tested with a skewer.


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