Thursday 27 March 2014

Marbled Butter Cake

Butter cake is an easy and straightforward cake to bake as long as you used good quality butter, you will love the cake.

As far as I could remember, when I was young, the butter cake is generally dense and loaded with the nice aroma of butter.  My mom always used Golden Churn for butter cake but these days, prices for this brand is really high. 

Along with time, people got smarter and then the egg separation method came along and resulted in a light and yet rich cake.

For me, I like the latter method much more.  Perhaps I can eat more and deceived myself that since it is light thus will be less guilty.

Anyway, here is one that I opted.

One thing about baking marbled cake is that the anxiety of whether the marbling effect will turn out well.  My girl and I couldn't wait for the cake to cool down.  We got all excited when we sliced the first piece out.  

Bravo!  I succeeded.

What you need:

5 eggs
250g butter
175g self raising flour
10g corn flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla essence
50g condensed milk
200g sugar
1 tbsp fresh milk
15g cocoa powder
20g olive oil


Greased and lined an 8" round pan.

Sieve flours and salt.  Set aside.

Cream butter with condensed milk and vanilla until fluffy.

Add in egg yolks one at a time.

Add in flours mixture and blend well.

In a separate bowl, whisk egg white until foamy.  Add in sugar in 3 addition.  Whisk till stiff.

Put 1/3 egg white into batter and mix till well.  Fold in the remaining egg white.

Heat olive oil in microwave and add in cocoa powder.  Blend till it form a paste.

Divide batter mixture into 2.  Add in cocoa paste into one and mix well.

Pour the original batter into the baking pan and scatter the cocoa mixture.  Using a knife or spoon, swirl round.

Bake at 160 deg for 40 mins or until cooked.

I am linking this post to the Bake Along #59 event hosted by Zoe of Bake for Happy KidsJoyce of Kitchen Flavours and Lena of Frozen Wings.

Theme : Marbled Butter Cake


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    1. Lin, I accidently deleted your comment. So sorry. :(

    2. It's ok, Edith! I just wanna say this post brings back a part of my childhood food memories :) And your food pics are always awesome!

  2. Hi Edith, at which step do we add in the sieved flour & salt?

    1. Thanks Janice for the shout out. I have amended accordingly.

  3. Hi Edith,
    Lovely marbled cake! Your cake looks really moist and delicious!
    Marble cakes have a special place for most of us. It really is an evergreen and the marbling effect never fails to bring delight each time the cake is made!
    Thank you for baking along with us!

  4. Hi Edith, do we add the sugar and condensed milk at the same time? This can look lovely without cracks.

    1. Kimmy the sugar is to beat with the egg white. the condensed milk with the butter.

  5. Hi Edith, you've got a lovely marbled effect on your cake, love the light texture of this cake too!

    1. Jeannie, I am lucky. Baking marbled cake is quite exciting becoz you won't know what you get.

  6. Hi Edith,

    Your cake has no cracks at all... Perfetto! - Trying to learn simple Italian from my son :p


    1. Grazie Zoe, I love the language and only done a beginner stage and gave up.

  7. Pretty nice marble cake! That's why I like to make marble cake, always anxious what swirl will turn out. If not nice, then aarhhh .... i should do this or i shouldn't do this hahahahaa ....

  8. hi edith! always excited to read another butter cake post..we all love butter cakes, dont we? i would really love to try out all butter cakes posted here...if i hv the time to do it! LOL! your marble cake is perfect looking ! cheers!

    1. Don't we all look for the ultimate butter cake? Mrs SK Ng's recipe seems to be taking the lead right now.


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