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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Old Fashioned Butter Cake


    250g Butter (chilled)
    100g Castor sugar
    5 Egg yolks
    230g Cake flour
    1tsp Double action baking powder
    4tbsp Milk
    1/2tsp Vanilla essence
    5 Egg whites
    90g Sugar


    Preheat oven at 170 deg C, line a large loaf tin or a 8" square tin
    1. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl until light and creamy. (using medium speed)
    2. Add the egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the flour and baking powder and beat well to combine. Fold in the milk and combine well.
    3. Whisk egg whites in a clean large bowl until soft foam. Gradually add in sugar, and beat till soft peak.
    4. Take one portion of the egg white mixture, and use a hand whisk to stir well with egg yolk mixture till combine and thick paste.
    5. Slowly fold in the balance egg white with a spatula till well combine.
    6. Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake for 55 mins or untill cooked.

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