Moist Butter Cake





For the past couple of days... Sonia has been having problems sleeping in her own room at night.. I would feed her milk and when its time for me to put her to bed she would start to cry.. hmmm we ended up putting her in between us on our bed instead :o(


On a lighter note.. during day time.. shes been napping between 3 to 4hrs every single day.. touch wood! but I kinda like it cos it gives me ample time to do housework, cook and at the same time bake not one BUT two cakes mind you! hehehe... I likeeeee






Anyhow this was the first cake that I managed to bake.. For sure, there are countless butter cake recipes out there that are tried and tested and taste super. This recipe yields a moist, buttery cake that is not too oily and heavy. Just the way it shud be.. well to me at least!


Ingredients
195g all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
170g unsalted butter, softened
225g sugar (I use 200g)
1 large egg, plus one large egg yolk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
12 tbsp whole milk
A splash of cognac if you have some in the house! (i omit)



Method
1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius. Butter and line a 9-inch cake pan.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
3. Using a mixer on medium speed, cream butter and sugar until fluffy for about about 2 minutes.
4. Beat in egg, egg yolk and vanilla until well-combined.
5. On low speed, add flour mixture in 3 parts, alternating with milk.
6. Switch mixer to medium and beat for 10 to 15 seconds, just until batter appears
uniform.
7. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth top with spatula or knife.
8. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until it a skewer comes out clean.
9. Leave to rest in pan for 5 minutes before serving.



13 comments:

Nigel said...

Hi Rima, love that blog; fascinating pictures of Sonia along the way. Must sit down and explore it properly soon. Those French apples tempt me! Love to gilbert and Hairi.

Rima said...

Hi Nigel, thank you for your comment. Gilbert bought me a Canon D500 for by birthday so I'm making good use of it!

Nigel said...

Of course I look forward to seeing many photos from your new camera. x

mike said...

Great pic and instructions. I love how you present you butter cake, now Im hungry and crave for a cake. Thanks for sharing this recipe to us, I will try making this in the weekend for our family get together. I looks great with a cup of hot coffee, so I think I need to buy coffee makers Kudos!

Rima said...

Hi Mike
Ty for stopping by.. we bought our 4th coffee machine a few months ago.. loving it!!

Do let me know if u guys like the recipe.. u shud also try to bake sicilian orange cake.. taste delish and many hv tried baking it.. good luck!

Anonymous said...

Hi Rima,

Thank you for sharing your recipes on your blog. I tried this moist butter cake recipe and it turned out really well and yummy :) Everyone at home liked it very much and was asking how come this butter cake is so soft and nice :) i am going to bake another one this evening.

Regards,
Sally

Rima said...

Hi Sally
Glad it turned out really well.. its been awhile since I last bake this moist butter cake (too busy trying out new recipes hehhe) maybe I shud bake it this weekend..

Ty for stopping by..

Cheers!

Nitha said...

Rima,
I tried this recipe and it was perfect to my taste. This recipe definitely making into my Recipe Box.

frizzkiss said...

Kak rima,
I tengok u punyer batter macam pekat gitew.. but i punyer tak cam pekat seh! Skg tengah tunggu kluar dari oven ni.. Jam dah menandakan tepat pada 12:00 malam! mata tak boleh angs lagi ni! memandangkan si maksenit ni ade farewell party kat skolah, dia request for butter cake, terpaksa lah bersengkang mata buatkan dia!! Huhuhu...thanks for sharing ur recipe kak Rima..<3

frizzkiss said...

Wow is turns out well man!! suker suker suker!!!

Rima said...

LOL alhamdullilah.. sedap tak?? hehe

rosmawati abdullah said...

hi rima...my boss request for butter cake, which usalted butter brand should i use? Some butter may be not turn out the good cake..help me..solve my problems...thanks

Rima said...

Rosmawati
i stick to what i know best... SCS unsalted butter

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