Friday, April 16, 2010

Marble Butter Cake

A colleague in SG was asking me whether I have any recipes for butter cake. That reminded me of a marble butter cake which I haven't been baking for more than 2 years. So I took the recipe out and attempted it on Friday morning. It turned out slightly dry this time eventhough previously when I baked it, it was pretty moist, as in buttery and oily. I attribute that to the size of the eggs I used. However when I ate it the next morning (and I had the middle section of the cake), it wasn't as dry as the day before. Anyway, I'd still recommend this recipe which I got from the book "I love Buttercakes" by Kevin Chai. I had the cake for breakfast in office, cut a portion out for cousin Soo and took another small portion out for my colleagues. I wish I could have taken a nice snapshot of the cake but as it was baked in the lab, my usual photographer was not around to take over this task. So, I'll just have to settle with this pix then.

Ingredients: 200g butter
100g margarine
100g castor sugar
4 eggs
200g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
20g cocoa powder

1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp water

1. Grease and line a 20cm baking tin. Preheat oven to 180C.
2. Beat butter, margarine and sugar until light and fluffly. Add in eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.
3. Fold in sifted flour and baking powder to form a batter. Reserve 200g batter mix with cocoa powder to form chocolate batter.
4. Spread batter alternately into prepared tin.
5. For garnishing, mix cocoa powder with water and 1 tbsp batter, mix well. Sprinkle on top of cake. Swirl mixture in circles with skewer. Bake for 40 minutes.


Soo, one of the lucky few who gets to eat this. said...

Love the intense cocoa taste.

Rachel n Chong said...

Thanks. Van Houton cocoa powder instead of local cocoa powder wor.