March 29, 2014

Marble Butter Cake .. 云石奶油蛋糕 - Bake Along #59

Thanks to Bake Along hosts Lena, Joyce and Zoe for having this Marble Butter cake as this month theme. Thanks again to Jeannie for sharing her marble cake recipe and thanks again to Wendy for her mrs ngsks butter cake. 

谢谢Bake Along 活动的主持人们 - Lena, Joyce 和Zoe选择了云石奶油蛋糕当这个月活动的主题, 让我终于动手烘了这个很想尝试的奶油蛋糕食谱. 也谢谢Jeannie分享了同个食谱.

Alright!! stop thanking
This marble butter cake recipe is a keeper. 
这个mrs ngsks奶油蛋糕食谱太棒了. 原食谱来自Wendy, 也谢谢她!!

The cake is moist, soft with fine texture. My fil (father in law) loves butter cake very much.  He loves the butter aroma and  he said its filling and not like cotton soft cake has no texture like butter cake and it is too soft and too spongy :p :p
 我家公爱吃奶油蛋糕. 他说奶油蛋糕香,有口感又吃的包. 不像海面蛋糕太柔软了,咬没东西. ><

It has got a almost flat top :D
The side are nice straight and flat.

Can't wait to taste the cake. I slice the cake when it is still warm.
不能等了!! 蛋糕还没凉透,就切了.

 This is the first slice, first bite. nice!!

top, from left to right:  Mixed cocoa powder with 2 Tbsp of hot water and set aisde.
Fold 1/3 of the egg white meringue into butter mixture
Add a thin layer of plain batter into the prepared baking tin and spread evenly.
Add dollop of cocoa batter onto the plain batter.
bottom, from left to right: Add dollop of plain batter 
Again add dollop of cocoa batter
Follow with plain batter again, Use a butter knife swirl the batter.
 Follow with the last dollops of cocoa batter and lightly swirl the top.

Beat egg whites till stiff peaks form.

Nice and delicious marble butter cake is done  ^_^

Marble Butter Cake
Adapted from Baking Diary and Table for Two..or More

Ingredients A:
230 g unsalted butter (at room temperature)
50 g castor sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla paste
4 egg yolks (i use AA eggs)
2 Tbsp milk 
200g self raising flour (sifted)

Ingredients B:
4 egg whites
150 g castor sugar

2 Tbsp 'Van Houten' cocoa powder mix with 2 Tbsp hot water

To do:
1. Preheated oven at 150 deg.C.

2. Greased and lined the bottom of a 7" square pan.

3. Cream butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy. Add vanilla paste.

4. Add egg yolks one at a time, mixing well with each addition.

5. Add flour in 3 additions. In the first addition, add 1 tablespoon of milk. Mix on low speed until just combine. In the next addition, add in second tablespoon of milk and mix. The add in the last addition of four. Do not over mix.

6. In another mixing bowl. whisk egg whites till frothy and gradually add sugar. Whisk until stiff peaks. 

7. Fold in 1/3 of egg whites into the butter mixture. Mix well and fold in the remaining egg whites.

8. Take 150 g of plain batter add in cocoa paste and mix well.

9. Alternated dollops of batter into the baking tin until all batter has use up. Use a butter knife to swirl the batter to create marbling pattern

10. Tap baking tin on work suface a few times to release air bubbles and to level the batter.

11. Bake at 150 deg C for 60 minutes or until skewer comes out clean when inserted.

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  1. just found your blog! thanks for sharing all these amazing recipe! first thing for me to do is to get a good oven to start baking again! thank u once again for the great recipe!

    1. Hi Anthea,
      Thanks for dropping by! It's my pleasure to share my recipes to you :)
      Oh yes, do a good oven and start rocking :D
      Have a great weekend!

  2. I want a big slice of this cake.. Looks so delish.. Yummy..

    1. Hi Gloria,
      Yes, one big, big slice coming... :D

  3. I baked this same cake recipe like yours but I didnt give a good shot of photos of it; which I didnt post it. I absolutely love this cake alot.

    1. Hi Mel,
      Glad that you tried it too.
      We love the cake a lot :)

  4. Come to grab a piece for tea break..

    1. Hi Sharon,
      Sure you only grab a piece??.. lol

  5. 快。。。。放进我的嘴巴吧!

    1. Sean,
      快把口张开蛋糕来咯! 呵呵!

  6. I love marble butter cake too, mostly because I like rich cakes. Your cake looks so good!

    1. Hi Yen,
      This recipe is a keeper. Do try it ;)

  7. Hi Doreen,
    I have bookmarked this recipe to try, since it has such great reviews from everyone! Hopefully I'll be able to bake this soon! Yours looks wonderful and am wishing I have a few slices to enjoy right now, midnight snack! Haha!

  8. I simply love the beautiful texture and swirls of your marble cake.

  9. Hi Mui Mui, I can see that this is lovely. Looks so soft, moist and buttery. The swirls look beautiful, too. Thanks for sharing.

  10. mui mui, you have baked a lovely marbled butter cake! Got any leftover for me? Hee..hee...

  11. trovo il tuo blog molto bello complimenti !!!!

  12. Hi mui mui, your cake baked up so flat! Amazing! I too love this recipe to bits and it's my go to recipe for butter cakes and marbled cakes's so delicious! Thanks for the mention:D

  13. Ur marbling effect is so beautiful! Very very nice!

  14. °º♫♬° ·.
    Delicioso, bonito, a textura, a cor, tudo de bom!!!


    ░S░E░M░A░N░A !!!

  15. Hi Doreen,

    Your fil is so funny with his comments... butter cake cannot be too soft? :p I guess different people have different expectation of butter cakes... I love to try this recipe too because I like soft butter cake too :D


  16. This butter cake use separate egg method...nice! I must try this recipe soon...Looks great!
    Thanks for sharing

  17. Awesome marble swirl!

  18. Marble it. Long time never bake a butter cake...perhaps this week I should bake one.

  19. Doreen , your butter cake looks fab ! If not for the title I would think that it's a sponge cake since it looks tall and has a fluffy texture :D

  20. hi doreen, i also think a lot of guys prefer butter cakes than the softer what you said, they also like the buttery and the denser texture compared to soft cottony cakes..i like both! LOL! this is a great recipe and your marble pattern is pretty, thx for joining !

  21. I love butter cake too, and I have been using egg separation method too.

  22. Can I use all purpose flour and baking powder instead or self raising flour?

    1. Hi Jade,
      Yes, you can use all purpose flour and add baking powder. I normally will do that too.

      This is my measurement for my home made self raising flour ... lol
      125ml all purpose flour add 2 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp baking soda.
      For this recipe of 200 g flour, I use 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/8 tsp baking soda.
      Hope this does give you some help :)
      Happy baking :)

  23. Can u advise whether u baked at 150C - conventional or fan?

    1. Hi Susanna,
      My oven is a conventional oven with up and down heating elements. I baked this cake at 150C for 60 minutes.
      Hope you have a happy baking day :)

  24. Hi, may i have your email address? I need some guidance from you. Thanks!

  25. Hi, there!
    May I know your name please?
    My email address is

  26. hii my cake turned out dense, i duno what happened :( and also what butter do you use?


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