Thursday, June 17, 2010

Cocoa butter cake

In return, I baked a cocoa butter cake for my previous babysister who gave me some alkaline dumplings. When i was a kid, i only know this normal butter cake and even till now I still like to eat this cake eventhough I have baked so many other type of cakes.

Cocoa butter cake


Personally I prefer Jane's butter cake recipe, not too oily, not too sweet and moist. I adapted Jane's coffee butter cake recipe but replaced coffee with cocoa, and reduce sugar. Thanks Jane !!

Cocoa butter cake


Cocoa Butter Cake
*makes 2 round aluminium cake tins
(printable recipe)

250g butter
160g sugar
4 eggs
250g cake flour
1tsp vanilla essence
2tsp of double action baking powder
4tbsp milk
2tbsp cocoa powder and ½ tsp coffee powder mix with 3tbsp hot water

1. Sift cake flour and baking powder in a bowl.
2. Beat butter with the sugar until pale and fluffy.
3. Add in egg one at a time, add in vanilla, mixing well.
4. Fold in flour and milk, combine well.
5. Mix ½ portion of cake mixture with cocoa mixture.
6. Pour cake mixture into cake tin and follow by cocoa cake mixture.
7. Bake in pre-heated oven at 180C for 30mins or skewer came out clean.


Cocoa butter cake

Happy Baking !!

43 comments:

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Sofa?

Somewhere in Singapore said...

This is also called marble cake if i am not wrong?

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Sharon, I did not make marble effect, so I just call this as cocoa butter cake lor, hehehe..

HK Choo said...

The texture looks very fine, good bake.

wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... said...

This type of cake,
"Sek Ng Yim"

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Sonia, the cake looks gd, feel like having a slice :)

Angie's Recipes said...

Very soft and smooth texture. I love it.

mimid3vils said...

When I bake cake, the surface always got burnt :( Yours very nice ler....

Bo said...

Great looking cake! I want a piece!

Kitchen Corner said...

Nicely bake soft and fluffy cake and very smooth texture too! I wish can have a piece for my afternoon tea now!

Small Small Baker said...

I have been eyeing this recipe for quite long. After looking at yours, I decide not to wait any longer. Must make it soon!

Elin said...

Wonderful butter cake....I would like to try this too . Thanks Sonia for sharing such a delectable butter cake :)

ai wei said...

i want ^^

Rachana said...

Delicious cocoa butter cake. I would love to have a slice :-)

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Unpretentious and wholesome - this will never go out of fashion. And the dumplings looked really good too...

Sarah Naveen said...

Beautiful pic..looks so yummy!!!

WyYv said...

butter cake~~~ i gonna bake one soon :D

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lovely cake but I have to say I am very partial to your chocolate chip chiffon cake you posted last year. I am going to make it soon!

Jane Chew said...

Lovely butter cake. I also like to eat butter cake but only 1pcs at a time :)

divya said...

looks yummy and delicious.....nice pics...

PranisKitchen said...

u r really an inspiration for baking.i always say u r a perfect baker..the cake is super dear..where u r staying will plan to visit there

Jeannie said...

I like to bake this type of buttercake too, can get two flavour in one cake:D Looks fluffy and moist!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Indeed another classic that won't go out of fashion. Always good with a cup of coffee or tea...yum!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What a scrumptious looking cake! I'd love a piece for breakfast with my tea right now!

Lyndsey said...

It's beautiful! and looks so moist and good! I would like my piece with a cup of tea please! :)

Pete said...

He he, so long didn't bake a cake for my kids liao....must do it this weekend!

Meldylocks and Her Three Bears said...

Mmmm...I'd like this with a cup of coffee....

Little Corner of Mine said...

Lovely butter cake!

Jhonny walker said...

This is surely my next cake :)

tigerfish said...

I do enjoy a butter that is not too oily too. Whenever I place any cake on a paper kitchen towel, I will know if it is oily or not....lol

Fresh Local and Best said...

I like these cakes that are buttery but not too sweet. This looks so good!

Colin Woon said...

This cake looks so inviting... Can I have a piece too?

Shandy said...

Love the layered and swirled look! Great job and I know was enjoyed by all.

My Asian Kitchen said...

your butter cake pix really look great!!

苏联妈妈 said...

the first cake i learn is this butter cake also. ur cake look really moist n yummy.

hanushi said...

cocoa powder - may i know if you use the dutch processed or natural unsweetened.

eunice said...

i tried to bake this cake, however, my cocoa portion cant stay on top, it will mixed with the butter portion... can u help me? also, middle of my cake will drop... may i knw wat is the reason?

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Eunice, I suspect your cake batter must be quite runny , and caused these two problems. I hope you try again and follow exactly the ingredients and measurements, let me know the outcome.

irenelim said...

Sonia,
This recipe is same with the old fashioned butter cake, only the different is the cocoa part rite? I tried the old fashioned butter cake, very nice and soft. Thanks for the recipe

BeautyMe said...

Hi, I have followed your recipe of 3tbsp cocoa powder and 1/2 tsp coffee powder mix with 3 tbsp hot water...it became a lump and when I add to batter to mix, it can't mix well. Small particles like choco chips still hanging around in the choco batter. suggest no need add water at all...throw in cocoa powder and coffee powder and mix well will do, can?

Roses_Leo09 aka Hanim said...

hi sonia,
i did try this recipe but just modify to be orange cake. very nice cake

tq

Chong sun sun said...

Hi,sonia. My cake not really rise much, it came out quite short,, is it ok?

Sun sun

Mindy said...

Hi Sonia,

My cake turns out to be very short too! The upper layer consists of some harden bits. Pls help.

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