Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Zebra Butter Cake 斑马蛋糕


I have been quite a while did not bake my favourite butter cake. When my mom came to my place the other day (rice dumplings session) , I bake this Zebra butter cake for her since she also love butter cake.


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I still use back the old fashioned butter cake recipe which using egg separation method..
I feel egg separation method resulted lighter butter cake.

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This time, I have over beaten the egg white till stiff peaks, so I use a hand balloon whisk to stir egg white with the egg yolk batter instead of fold it using spatula. The cake still turned out good.
Zebra Butter Cake 斑马蛋糕
(recipe source : by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover)
*makes a 8”  or 7” round cake pan (removable bottom)

 227g unsalted butter
IMG_7399 copy  85g caster sugar
 5 egg yolks (large)
 190g cake flour, sifted
 1/2tsp + 1/4tsp double action baking powder, sifted
 4tbsp milk
 1tsp vanilla extract
 1/2tsp fine salt

 5 egg whites (large)
 80g sugar

10g cocoa powder (I use Valrhona cocoa powder)
2tbsp hot water

1 and 1/2tbsp milk, to add with plain cake batter

Method
 1. Line the base of cake pan with paper and lightly grease the sides. Mix cocoa powder and hot water, set aside. 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.
 5. Slowly fold in the balance egg white with a spatula till well combine.
 6. Divide cake batter into two portions ( I divided plain cake batter 500g and 400g for chocolate cake batter) . Add in cocoa mixture into 400g cake batter and lightly mix till combine. Add 1 1/2tbsp milk into plain batter, mix well.
7. Using a small soup ladle, scoop 3 of plain batter into center of cake pan. Then, scoop 3 of chocolate batter onto the center of the plain batter. Use the back of the ladle, smooth out the batter a bit. Continue to scoop another 3 plain and chocolate batter, then reduce to 2 scoops and continue layering and reduce till 1 scoop towards at the end. The circles become smaller and smaller as you working with the batter. Lightly tap on worktop to remove air bubbles.
8. Bake in a preheated oven at 180c for 50mins or until the skewer insert comes out clean.
9. Let cake cool on a wire rack before remove, don't need to wait completely cool.

46 comments:

Phong Hong said...

Sonia, the stripes look very nice. I must also try this cake :)

eileenlee said...

looks yummy, one slice pls

sabrina 莎莎 said...

Sonia~~
My mummy favor~~~

Anonymous said...

kemasnta jalur kuda belang ni :) cantik.Teringin nak makan kek begini :)

joceline lyn said...

Sonia, may i have one slices for my teatime 。。

Thanks !! :)

zila norazila said...

beautiful layer la,,

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Teatime soon, can i have a slices too, hehe....

dapurCikWan said...

looks nice! yummy :))

Tze @ Awayofmind said...

Nice zebra butter cake! I am thinking of it today , may i hv a slice please :)

kimmy said...

Hi Sonia, very nice zebra butter cake. Your are really skillful in handling the batters. I've got shaky hands, can't do it that well, hehehe!

珊珊 said...

the zebra lines looks great.......love it

Mel said...

Isnt that lovely and perfectly done the zebra stripes? And.....yummy to go with a cup of tea.

cik cek said...

Nampak moist kek ni ngan belang zebra yg cantikkk...:)

Anne Regalado said...

Lovely zebra cake , Sonia ! The stripes are beautifully-done :D

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

哈哈,我记得你妈妈喜欢吃牛油蛋糕:)

Crystal Loh said...

少少的斑马玟路,依然还是~不失它吸引之处。
漂亮!!

J.O said...

班马蛋糕,好看又好吃(^^)

Lite Home Bake said...

Very pretty stripes!

Min said...

I wanted to make this cake for very long already, but still haven't tried it out. Yours look good, hope I can bake this as soon as possible!

Vivian Pang said...

The Zebra pattern looks very neat! Shall try with the methods you used.

May Law said...

很美的斑马线蛋糕!

Amy Cheong, Desirablerecipes said...

Your mother definitely love your cake baked by you. Sure her stomach must be very happy. Very beautiful cake.

Lori said...

You make the prettiest desserts! I just love this. It sounds delicious too!

xing hui said...

I have been a long time didn't bake butter cake already. will going to try your recipe.

Cass @ 揾到食 said...

nice cake. Looks beautiful!
Can i have a slice please, hehe..

Michelle said...

Hi Sonia, can I please ask if I need to put butter and then line the bottom before putting in the batter and do I turn the cake upside down in the tin on a cooling rack after it's done? How long does it have to be left on the rack?

Thanks.

Juliana said...

So pretty this cake of yours Sonia...I love the zebra pattern.
Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a great week :D

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Michelle, sorry, I have amended the recipe, please check again. Ya,don't need to upside down the cake.

Jozelyn Ng said...

This is simply delicious

Joanne T Ferguson said...

G'day Sonia! Have ALWAYS been fascinated with Zebra Cakes, TRUE!
Your photo and recipe now makes me want to make one too!
Cheers! Joanne

Mich PieceofCake said...

The pattern of your zebra cake is so beautiful!

daphne said...

oh wow!!! This looks buttery and lovely- perfect with my cup of tea. I need more patience to cook!

Angel @ Cook.Bake.Love said...

Sonia,

Your zebra is so nicely done! All very even.

Li Shuan said...

Cute zebra butter cake. I am not a fan for butter cake but beautiful butter cake I would like to try hehe

foodrecipes said...

Wow cake looks super tasty. Can i have a slice please.

Esther Lau said...

Wow!!! Beautiful baked zebra butter cake, love it so much.

Sissi said...

It's so funny! Zebra cake was THE cake in fashion when I was a child. All the mums would make it regularly, including mine. Children loved it because the stripes looked so mysterious. Your zebra cake looks perfect and delicious.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sonia,

The cake looks amazing and i love butter cakes! I'm thinking of baking this, but since there's only me and my bf in the house, i'm afraid we wouldn't be able to finish a whole 7". How should i change the proportion of the ingredients if i'm baking in a loaf pan instead? Thanks!

Kaitlin

Liao said...

Dear Sonia.. Your cake looks so perfect! I tried making one but ended up with giant cracks on the top. Do you know why?

Regards,
Fion

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Kaitlin, you may just halve the recipe.

Fion, did you make with egg separation method? if you use this method, there should be minimum of crack on top. Or is your top heat of your oven high? every oven is difference, please adjust the temperature to suit your oven.

Anonymous said...

Can I use plain flour instead and normal baking powder instead of double action and if can, in what amount? Is this recipe more the moist type or crumbly?
Thanks, Sonia

Veron

Anonymous said...

i do not have cake flour, what should i substitute with and plz do state the measurement plzzz. tq
vir

Anonymous said...

Hi Sonia,

Cam I use normal baking powder? If yes, do I hv to add baking soda into it?
Hope to make it for son's snack box :)
Ur zebra cake looks neat n delicious

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

anonymous, yes, you can use normal baking powder but don't need to add baking soda. You can change to 1tsp baking powder instead.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

anonymous, yes, you can use plain flour but the texture will not taste as fine like using cake flour.

Dolphine@イルカ said...

I tried last week, it was nice...
But not able to make the Zebra as fine as urs...

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