Saturday, November 8, 2014

Mable Butter & Margarine Cake

Does it sound weird when I mention butter & margarine cake on my post title ? haha..... I was at first cause I don't often bake this way. However, you'll be surprise after I go deep down to the point. Margerine vs butter ! Why butter often used in baking but not margarine, except vegan baker ? Well, its mainly because butter adds a delicious flavour that margarine can't match. Butter is made of concentrated creamy milk where margarine is made of neutral oils which are flavourless. For pastry & cookies, butter is highly recommended cause it gives better flavouring to the crust which is very important or you may as well by mixing half butter & half shortening together for a flaky crust. Since butter is made of animals fat, it contains of cholesterol and high level of saturated fat. So for plainer cakes, you can always try mixing them together by using 50% butter & 50% margarine. In this way, you can now easily finished off any leftover margarine at anytime & for a healthier living.

This butter & margarine cake turns out as awesome. Perfect for afternoon tea !

Ingredients :
125gm  butter, at room temperature
125gm  margarine,
180gm  sugar
5 eggs
2 TB heavy cream
180gm  all purpose flour
1 tspn  baking powder
1 tspn  salt
1 tspn  vanilla paste

*1 TB  cocoa powder + 1 tspn  dark cocoa powder
  (mix with 1 TB boiling water to turn into smooth paste)

Method :
(1) combine flour, salt & baking powder and mix well.
(2) beat butter and sugar till fluffy pale in colour then whisk in eggs one at a time till creamy smooth.
(3) now, add in vanilla paste or essence and flour mixture & continue beating till everything well combined.
(4) pour 2/3 batter to a greased 8" baking tray and then mix 1/3 batter with cocoa paste till well blended.
(5) next, add the remaining well blended cocoa batter onto baking tray as well, make a nice swirl between the batter.
(6) finally, bake at preheated oven 150'C for about 45-50 minutes or till tester came out clean.

The texture of the cake is silky smooth & tasty good. I will make another batch soon. Hope you guys will have a nice weekend, enjoy everyone !

5 comments:

Barbara said...

Hi Kristy!
What a lovely cake! Beautiful crumb and that chocolate winding through takes it over the top. Planning on making this over the holidays!
Have a great weekend!

Sokehah Cheah said...

I like the swirls on the cake, pretty!
Teture looks good too, fluffy and moist!

Medeja said...

I like marble cakes! They look so nice and it's always nice to eat something that tastes and looks good :D

Bakericious said...

Butter cake is always one of my favourite, look so yummy!

mui mui said...

Hi Kristy,
Thanks for sharing butter vs margarine.
My mum love butter cake and I know your this cake is just right for her :)
mui

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