Friday, June 25, 2010

One-Bowl Butter Cake (with recipe)

This is a one-bowl butter cake, recipe taken from magazine. Just dump everything together and mix, no need to sift flour simple is that?  Feels a bit weird just dumping everything though..not sure how long i should mix it till too. The recipe just say mix till it looks pale in color..i can't tell any difference in!  I think i over-beat or that i use a too small pan cos the cake erupted like a!  But surprisingly it does taste really good though. The texture is soft and light, and the crumbs are delicate too (not rough like the earlier strawberry cake i made earlier for my daughter's birthday which if compare to this butter cake, is indeed quite rough!!...afterall, this mixing method is even simpler....).  My only complain is although it says 'butter cake', it doesn't taste very buttery as i was had more of eggy taste to it.  Really yummy when eaten hot, the top crust is crunchy and the cake very soft and light. Everyone in my family had 2 slices including my son.    

Butter cake (from Women's Weekly)
  • 125g butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1-1/4cups caster sugar (275g)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup plain flour (150g)
  • 1/2 cup self-rising flour (75g)
  • 1/4 tsp of baking soda (sift if lumpy)
  • 1/2 cup milk (125ml)
  1. Preheat oven to 160c. Grease deep 20cm round cake pan & line base with baking paper
  2. Beat all ingredients in medium bowl on low speed with electric mixer until just combined
  3. Increase to medium speed and beat until mixture is smooth & changed to paler color. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 1hr 15mins.  Stand cake for 5mins before turning them into wire rack.  Dust cake with icing sugar if desired.


Monica on June 26, 2010 at 12:23 AM said...

Faithy.. now I'm curious - where is the recipe??? I'm always on board with making anything in the form of "Dumping" everything in one bowl.


faithy, the baker on June 26, 2010 at 12:32 AM said...

LOL! Ok, i'll post the recipe tomorrow..i was kinna lazy to post it until someone ask for! :p It's bedtime tomorrow ok? :D

Anncoo on June 26, 2010 at 12:40 AM said...

Looks good! Goodnite Faithy :)

Haniela on June 26, 2010 at 12:53 AM said...

Sounds good to me. I love one bowl recipes.
Hope you have a great weekend.

Amanda on June 26, 2010 at 3:11 AM said...

Looks great!

Vicki on June 26, 2010 at 4:35 AM said...

A girl at my high school made a one bowl dump everything in chocolate cake. It was one of the best chocolate cakes. I have never seen a vanilla version until this one, which looks very good. I can imagine it with all sorts of summer fruits.

faithy, the baker on June 26, 2010 at 10:42 AM said...

Hi ladies! The recipe is up..and you can see it's very easy..:D

Tracy on June 28, 2010 at 9:19 PM said...

Sounds delicious!

Evie on June 28, 2010 at 10:10 PM said...

Sounds good! I CANNOT just dump in the bowl anymore! It's an obsession. Even with doctored boxed mix cakes I always do liquid first then add the flour/mix/ I guess bakers have their weird quirky things too.


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