Old Fashioned Butter Cake

As I am typing this.. i realised that we hv like 5 more days bef year end... oh boy how time flies... its like a year ago i was blogging abt blueberry lemon cake and that i was sick blah blah blah... this year on the very same day.. alhamdullilah i am as fit as a fiddle.. i am trying to eat healthy.. ahemmm hahha.. am trying to stay healthy and am trying to get myself into the habit of going to the gym which i have never visited eversince we moved into this housing complex.. sigh... lazy lazy!

So anyway.. do u remember that i had to prepare macarons shells last night?? well listen to this.. I only fell asleep at 3am yesterday.. i did 3 batches which all turned out horrible... for some reason my macarons looked like flying saucers wearing a long skirt hahaha... I was frustrated.. agitated and at the same time trying to figure out what went wrong.. i still think that the egg white was the real culprit.. there is no way that i cud bake it without ageing another set of egg whites.. so with my head up high i quickly whiped up another batch using the same egg whites.. baked it and voila.. my shells turned out err well better than the earlier ones.. sigh.. i threw away the rest of my egg whites.. packed the ones that i had baked and went straight to bed..

Yesterday I woke up early.. did the chocolate ganache and piped in the filling.. pheww.. am so glad everything turned out well in the end.. ty sis Rita for the order.. hope u liked it!

So back to what i am supposed to blog abt in the first place lol.. i baked this cake on my birthday.. ahuh.. no cream.. no mousse.. nothing fancy for moi... this is the kind of cake that i like.. simple and nice and at the same time makes me wanna eat lots and forget abt going to gym hahaha .. thank you Sonia for sharing this wonderful recipe.. tmrw i will hv to force myself to start jogging around our compound :op

250g butter
100g sugar
5 egg yolks (large)
230g cake flour
1tsp double action baking powder
4tbsp milk
1/2tsp vanilla essence

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.

Oh bef i go.. this is the rainbow jelly that i prepared for cousin Hairul for his engagement party... the good news is.. this one turned out good.. the bad news is.. my uncle didnt hv a proper plate for it and hence my jelly moved like theres no tomorrow while making its way to the girls house.. heard fm mom that they had to hold on to it and during the process.. my jelly was slightly damaged.. anywho.. Congrats Hairul.. semoga berkekalan hingga ke jinjang pelamin :o)


Anie said...


Waahhh bestnya, at last dpt cuci mata tgk ur bakings ;) Its 5.15am here and I cant sleep anymore...kalau dah terbangun cfm tak boleh tido lagi....haizzz. U plak blum tido lagi hehehez, its past midnite there....

Cantik lah the agar2 I like :) U look stunning lah babe, tak payah pegi gym, no problem pun kalau u nak mkn butter cake yg sedap itewww many2....hehehez ;)

Sizuka said...

Rima, the rainbow jelly looks really great! And posting a sinful picture of butter cake at nite is really bad. It's making me hungry!! :D

Yat Maria said...

Lovely jello babe!!! I laughed when reading the dancing jello sbb teringat citer Bujang lapok, si sudin menggeletar pegang jello masa meminah buah hati, berjoget2 arr tu jello..kahkahkah..tapi yrs still looked good la, tak nampak pon mana yg penyek..

Rima said...

Alamak babe.. ni dah 12:33am ni.. u kata i look stunning nanti satu malam tak leh tido.. asyik verangan aje hahaha

I ingat want to try and bake ur strawberry pound cake but tak dak strawberry and bec i dah teringin sangat.. i try out this recipe.. sedap bangat lah benda ni.. addictive too!

Rima said...

Muahaha why not u go to kitchen and bake it Sizuka.. boleh kita sama sama put on weight ehehe.. evil grin**

Rima said...

Eh babe.. part part cerita sudin.. pramlee era i sure akan ketawa one.. hahaha

Jello tu sebelum kena hantar tu sebab tak nampak cacat.. my mom kata kat bus benda tu bergerak cos pinggan nye straight dah tu the top sampai terlepas dahhhh.. haiizz in the end the purple terlepas and they managed to fix it.. i tak ikut and only dengar cerita after they all balik fm the girls side..

CS said...

Hi Rima
Seems like mak2 dara n nenek dara (sape agaknya ek?) masih berjaga lewat malam. Buat apa agaknya? Menguli roti the old fashion way kah? :-)

Anonymous said...

just got back from supper. now i'm hungry again...guess you know why

Rima said...

Heheh maklum cik som.. tmrw its sunday.. boleh bangun lambat sikit.. yg kat kiwi land tu dah bangun dah.. tengah buat sarapan agaknye heheh

Rima said...

At least u look and u feel hungry.. i look and i feel like eating a slice but kena tahan napsu hehe

K.Nor said...

happy belated birthday rima.. sorry la k.nor dah terlepas special day dan special n3 tu.. baru jer sempat blogwalking lepas balik dr holiday for a week ni :)

izahdaut said...

uuu... no need to go gym gym bagai la kak rima...udah cantik bangat susuk tubuh nya.. hahahaa.. jogging turun naik tangga kat rumah tu je la..hehe. simple cake pun i tergoda tau tengok hasil baking di sini.oooowww

hana said...

rimmm... yg jelly tuh lawo gler sehhh! teringin nak buat tp cam tk konpiden takot tertanggal layer tuh! dasar tak gheti! aku gheti makan jerk! hahahahaa

Rima said...

No worries KNor.. Kita if on hols memang gitew.. Rima this month hancur.. Nak blogwalking also tak sempat.. Ty ty n selamat berhujung minggu!

Rima said...

Eh Izah.. Orang yg berumur macam akak ni harus try to stay healthy.. If not tak pasal2 penyakit melanda.. Ingat tak my pouting lips haha.. Doc said i hv to eat n exercise my body n mind.. Katanye i very stress... Lahhhh stress pulak dia kata hahaha

Rima said...

Memang betul lah Hana.. buat jello ni if one layer terkeras n when u pour next layer.. Dia tak akan melekat eventho u dah cucuk with garfu.. If layer masih lembek colour tercampur pulak.. Like my jello ni.. Dah ok pun the top layer lari cos bus corner baring .. Habis my mom n 2 aunties kena hold on to it haha

Anonymous said...

hi rima...
hepi belated besday...wishing u a blessed life ahead. May u stay young in de luks dept n at heart always...heehee.

can visualise yr mom n aunties bersama si jelly
bab agar2 hantaran slalu org yg bawak dulang ni stress coz very high incident rate benda ni slipping off. Teringat my mom punya crita...dulu2 kan org suka kasi agar2 arnab.
She had to carry dulang si mak arnab n anak2 sedang makan rumput. Bila sampai kat rumah prompan..tengok2 eh satu anak arnab dah takde.
Diam2 dia gi tengok sana sini tapi tak on the sly had no choice but to push the remaining rabbits closer

Rima said...

Hehe the moment they got back.. Satu satu came to me nak sampaikan khabar my jelly.. Tdy my mom told me what actually happened? Kat dalam bus the purple layer slide so many tines that in the end they decided to plong that layer kat lobang tengah.. Haizz jahanam jello i

KG said...

rima, you sudah buat i nak jatuh chenta dgn ini cake....penasaran pound cake and marble nutella pun tak habih lagi....but gerun ini cake kena buat meringue cam macarons, ha ha! happy new year dear!

Bakericious said...

I have bookmarked this old fashioned butter cake too but have not tried on it yet but I believe this is definitely very delicious, I cannot resist butter cake :). The aga aga looks beautiful with the multilayer rainbow colors.

Rima said...

LOL jatuh chentan with cake tak pe... dont jatuh chentan with other thing wokey hahaha.. cuba ok and i can tell u... u tak akan stop at just one slice hehe


Rima said...

Tell me abt it Jess.. i wrote down the recipe bef my europe trip and only now managed to bake it.. its delish.. u shud gv this recipe a try!

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Hi.. I am a SAHM to 2 kiddoes..19yr old boy n 2 year old girl.. met my Austrian hubby here in Singapore and hv been living here all my life... my love for baking started when i was 6mths preggie to my daughter, Sonia... my addiction to baking has not stop eversince.. I hope to learn as much as i can abt baking and decorating and then share it with u along the way..