Thursday, May 17, 2007
recipe is: butter cake
i've been looking for a butter cake recipe and all those that i've tried doesn't seem to come out the way i want it, so i've experimented and tweaked around and came up with my own recipe.
180 gm butter, at room temperature
150 gm caster sugar
50 gm milk powder
140 gm all purpose flour
30 gm cornflour/cornstarch
1 tsp baking powder (to be sifted together with the dry ingredients)
another 1/2 tsp baking powder (to be beaten with egg white)
3 medium size eggs, separated
1 tsp vanilla essence
80 ml milk
preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius. grease a loaf cake tin with butter
sift the flour, cornflour, milk powder and the 1 tsp baking powder together in a big bowl
in a mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar til creamy and fluffy, add in the egg yolks one at a time and mix to combine. add the vanilla essence and mix thoroughly. add the sifted dry ingredients and mix to combine thoroughly. add the milk and mix
whisk the egg white with 1/2 tsp of baking powder til soft peaks form. fold into the batter mixture and combine thoroughly
pour into loaf cake tin and bake for 45 minutes. turn the heat down to 170 degrees Celcius and bake a further 15 minutes til a toothpick poked in the middle of the cake comes out clean. cover loosely with foil if the top browns too much
take cake out of the oven and let cool completely in cake tin before slicing
the milk powder could be omitted if you do not want a cake that's too 'milky' in taste. if you do that, then reduce the butter amount to 160 gm.
when whisking the egg whites, use a metal bowl for best results. make sure that the bowl is clean, dry and oil-free.