Friday, January 10, 2014

Butter Cake


Just like how I always start with an intro for baked stuffs, the same story again. The last time I baked was about a couple of months ago. I don't bake often because baking is for people with lots of patience and time consuming too. While I don't like to say I don't have patience, I admit that baking is about precision. Exact measurement of ingredients, creaming and patiently waiting for the cake to be baked whiffing with vanilla scent. More to that, rushing with folding in the flour will result in rock-solid cakes without the soft-spongy melt in the mouth texture.   

Still when I feel motivated, I don't mind sweating in the kitchen to bake cakes. Not with icing or frosting. Neither impressive star-studded decorations. Just simple cakes because baking for the family is about taste. Of course to proudly show on social media if you strongly feel you should to impress your friends as well. As for family members, they will sincerely appreciate after eating a piece or two which then is  happiness to the highest degree.  

On this day I brought down the cake mixer. The ingredients are petty much the basic ones for a butter cake.  Slowly and surely I made the cake mixture. Thereafter the mixture into the oven. A good job for sure. Evidently the cake did crack on top. I dusted icing sugar to cover up but guess only so much you can hide. 
Ingredients
250g butter
70g castor sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
200g self-rising flour, sifted with 1/2 tsp salt
(omit salt if using salted butter)
4 tbsp milk
(Optional: 1 tbsp chocolate chips) 

Method
Cream butter and sugar until light and creamy.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition till mixture is fluffy.
Add essence and stir in.
Fold in shifted flour, gradually to mix.
Finally gently stir in milk and chocolate chips.
Turn out mixture into a grease baking pan.
Bake on preheated oven at 170C for about 1 hour or till cake is cooked.
Remove, cool down and slice.
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32 comments:

  1. Butter cake looks so soft and moist.. Absolutely perfect.. Wish I got a piece of that cake to taste.. ;)

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  2. Yaay!! Yaay!! You baked!!
    Amazing cake!! I am loving it..Hope to see more and more baking recipes from you :)

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  3. Lovely cake and want to taste now itself.

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  4. Hi Nava, your butter cake looks so soft and moist and the colour, oh no, I like the yellow buttery color!! Look so tempting :)

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  5. It looks wonderful! I like the addition of chocolate chips and it must have tasted good too. That's a great reduction in the sugar..I'm also going that way but cutting down just a bit than what the recipe states.

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  6. That is a wonderful butter cake. Simple tasty sponge cake

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  7. seriously and you said you are not a good baker. look at the cake and change that statement, love the vibrant color of the cake.

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  8. Nava, your cake look so good and i think it is sure yummy, i like butter cake more than sponge cake. and yours the yellowish color was so nice.

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  9. They look amazing, very similar to store-bought ones :)

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  10. ur cake is forcing me to finish off the butter left at my home bfr we start shifting our home lolz :)

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  11. gorgeous looking cake Nava, adding choco chips is a great idea

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  12. Tempting and yummy cake.. Perfectly baked..

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  13. oh yeah they look super soft.when i logged in to blogger i was bit surprised to see a dessert recipe from u and sometimes u say no sweet takers home .Then i read in the post, u told it was almost 6 months of baking ...
    U got such a good cake and def practice makes everything perfect .by the way nava we are sailing in the same boat i am also learning baking ...

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  14. Lovely and soft butter cake...

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  15. Oh the cake looks really delicious.I would to love have it without the chocolate chips though

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  16. This can be tasty, it looks good.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  17. Fantastic clicks! Butter cake looks so light, soft and moist.

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  18. Nava, the cake really looks wonderful and first recipe of your mission is successful.When I bake anything sweet I reduce sugar in most recipes otherwise they get too sweet. This cake is just right for me and I want a slice right now.

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  19. very beautiful and super tempting cake...

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  20. The last time I baked was probably a year ago, so you're still much better than I am. Usually, I would just bake pineapple tarts for CNY but this year seems too rush. Your cake certainly looks moist & nice. Would love to have some!

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  21. Super pics n tempting slices.lovely colour.

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  22. OMG they looks yummy and soft :D
    www.homesweethome.in

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  23. that's a simple cake... but looks so moist and yum with all that butter in it... so yellowish as well...

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  24. hi nava,
    Cake looks yummy but how much of milk to be added. Hope you can share. thks
    Sham

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  25. Thanks everyone for the comments.
    Sham - I'm glad you pointed out the missing amount for the milk. Looks like you're the only alert one. I've made the changes and its 4 tbsp. Thanks so much.

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    1. No problem dear...i love all your recipes...i've tried your sujee cake and it turned out so well...that was the easiest recipe for sujee cake after browsing again and again..thanks ya

      Shamini Rama

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  26. You are so rocking in your 'mission statement'! The butter cake has totally lived up to its name and looks every bit 'buttery' and moist like it should. I am serious, I could do with a few slices right now after looking at the photos.

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  27. Hi Nava, wow... your butter cake look so good. The texture is really soft and moist. Love to have this with kopi-o.

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  28. melts like butter in mouth..soft texture and lovely

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  29. It looks super yumm..lovely texture !!

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