Butter Cake

COVID-19 Movement Control – Day 45
Tea time: Butter Cake

Back to basic, sometimes that’s all we need.

The rainbow message is true… Beautiful days are ahead of us. And today we received a pleasant update that MCO is partly lifted, can go back to office next Monday. But I know I will miss this MCO, the new normal of life and what I have learnt about myself during this period. I actually can cook 😏 but No, I don’t like to spend too much time in the kitchen and do house cleaning. There’s more things in life. I want to have more time to do other things…. attend Bodyjam classes, family time, connect with people, go for massage and facial, take photos and update blog, listen to music and read before sleep, etc.

I baked this butter cake to celebrate it. This cake is soft, moist and smells so, so good. Butter cake is an easy, simple and basic cake that usually first-time baker will bake when they started baking.

Tips:
  • As this is butter cake, use good quality of butter and vanilla extract. The cake will smell and taste very different.
  • Mix the butter and sugar long enough to make the cake rise and a light, soft and fluffy butter cake.
  Ingredients:
  • 250g of unsalted butter (I used salted butter as I like the cake to have a little salty taste and Anchor salted butter is sold at 250g block)
  • 200g of castor sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 230g of cake flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 50g of milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:
  1. Preheat over at 320°F / 160°C.
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder. Set aside
  3. In a mixing bowl, add in butter and sugar. Mix it on low speed until the sugar disappear. Then increase to medium speed and mix for 15 minutes, until the butter is white, light and fluffy.
  4. Add in eggs, one by one and mix until the yellow eggs disappear.
  5. Add in the sifted dry ingredients, spoon by spoon.
  6. Add milk and vanilla extract. Continue mixing for another 3-5 minutes.
  7. Pour the batter into a baking pan.
  8. Bake for 55-60 minutes. Test the cake using a cake tester.
  9. Cool the cake on a cooling rack for about 15 minutes.