Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Butter Cake Recipe & Variations


This is my personal favourite basic recipe 
for most flavours of Butter Cake.

Simple Butter Cake.
- makes one 8" round cake 
- recipe may be used for cupcakes as well.

Ingredients:

150gm butter 
- Use firm cold butter. I use 100gm pure butter and 50gm margarine. You may use a blend like Buttercup.
120 gm castor sugar 
- You can reduce it to 100gm if you find it a little too sweet. The original recipe in fact was 150gm.
3 medium eggs 
- aprox. 50gm each.
150 gm self raising flour
- sieve
2-3 tabsp milk
1 tsp vanilla essence

Method :

Cream butter and sugar on high speed till smooth and color changed to a lighter tone.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each add.
Add the flour and alternate with the liquid ingredients.
Fold in with a spatula and after the final add, beat for a short while on slow speed just to make sure that all ingredients are mixed well. Pour into caked pan or fill cupcake cases (1/2 or 2/3 full). Bake on center rack at 180°C for 20-25 minutes, depending on your oven. (every oven varies).

Variations:

To make Chocolate Butter cake, just cut down the flour by 50gm and add 50gm cocoa powder. Sieve cocoa and flour together.

To make a really moist chocolate version, just add 2-3 tabsp of sour cream into your batter.

For Orange butter Cake, replace the milk with juice of 1 orange and a bit of orange rind OR add in 1 tsp of orange paste.

To make Oreo cupcakes, just add some crushed oreo to your batter. You can reduce the amount of flour just a little so the texture does not become too heavy.

Similarly, You may variate the flavors by substituting the milk with different paste flavors such as yam, etc.

You may also add some raisins or chopped fruit such as canned pineapple, peaches, cherries etc. (aprox 50gm)


Enjoy! xoxoxo


Next : Cream Cheese Frosting 





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