Butter Cake – The Sequel

The modified ingredients:
(the original recipe is here)

125g butter, chopped
200g castor sugar
2 eggs
150g plain flour
75g self-raising flour
1/4 tsp bicarbonate soda
1 tbsp water

I used two 14cm tins instead this time. This cake is passable but a little dry and too sweet to my liking. At least it did rise. It still does not taste as good as Mum’s. I will add in the half cup milk the next time and hope the moistness will be just right. Thanks Prema for helping to troubleshoot the problem.

The next cooking project after this will be Mum’s Fermented Bean Curd Pork. I have yet to come across a restaurant, shop or economy rice stall cooking this. It is one my favourite Hakka dishes that Mum would whip up whenever I had a craving.

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11 thoughts on “Butter Cake – The Sequel”

  1. oh wow – that did rise beautifully.
    You do know that as the chef, you will be your own biggest critic 🙂

    But practice does make perfect. Some day maybe your grandkids will wish they made butter cake like granddad could!

  2. Prema, you deserve credit too for the suggestions that you have offered. Granpa’s butter cakes? I do not know about that yet. For now, I want to bake a butter cake that tastes just like Mum’s.

    Spit, you are right, baking is fun. You do not need a very expensive oven. Mum used to bake delicious cakes using those round ovens which is a very basic model.

  3. If you are somewhere near USM Penang, you are most welcome to collect one butter cake fresh from my oven this Sunday.

  4. Hi Junny here, your neighbour from Trengganu Rd, remember me? You talking abt LAM YUE CHWEE YOKE?Probably you can get recipe from my sis-in-law, Chye Tee.

  5. Hey Junny,
    It feels great to get a message from you here. Thanks for dropping by. I will probably call Ah Soh one of these days and get the recipe from her. I wonder if it is the same as Mum’s Hakka style. Anyway, I am always game to try out something new. Do come over when you are in Penang. Keep in touch. Have a good day.

  6. I checked on these comments too late!!! 🙁 I live in Minden Heights! That’s just beside USM. Then again, I’m studying in Malacca. So, darn it 🙁

    Next time maybe? 😀


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