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Butter Cake Recipe (Egg Separation Method)

Butter cake is one of my family favourite cake, I used to bake it years ago with "Buttercup" or "Farmcow" butter. This few years, I found it hard to bake nice butter cake with this types of butter. I am not sure what's wrong with it, it was either my baking skill get worse? or the weather that makes the buttle melt easily? or the butter itself? I bought a 500g better quality butter to keep in fridge and plan to bake for butter cake. This time I get "SCS" butter. When I read through some bloggers' blog, I found one recipe that is famous among many bloggers, and this method using egg separation method. I decided to give it a try. With no regret, I am very happy with the result, I like this type of cake which gives a very fluffy texture and rich in buttery flavour. Thanks to wendyinkk for sharing Mrs NgSK's recipe. I really love it so much!!! Ingredients:230g salted butter, softened150g caster sugar4 egg yolks (grade B egg)200g self raising flour, sifted (I used 200g cake flour+3.5tsp baking powder)60ml fresh milk 4 egg whites (grade B egg)50g caster sugar Method:1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Line bottom and sides of 8 inch cake pan with parchment paper. 2. Cream butter and sugar till pale and fluffy, scrape side and bottom of mixing bowl as necessary. Add egg yolk 1 at a time. Beat well after each addition. 3. Put half the sifted flour and mix on low speed until combined. Add milk in two additions and mix until well combined. Add in balance of flour. 4. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk egg whites till soft peak. Gradually add in 50 g sugar, beat until egg whites form stiff peaks. 5. Put half the egg whites in butter mixture and mix on low speed, pour in balance of egg whites and fold with spatula. 6. Pour batter into baking pan and level.7. Bang baking pan on table top to remove big air bubbles.8. Bake at pre-heated oven for 45 minutes or until skewer inserted and come out clean. My cake has little crack on top when bake in oven for about 40 minutes, I don't really care about this as most importantly it was very delicious, look at the photo to see the cake's texture, lovely! Left: before baked, right: after baked

 

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You will never understand my feeling, the feeling of excitement and satisfactory once I had successfully baked this cake. Indonesia layer cake is my favorite cake since I was young, same to my family. We used to order this cake from my father's friend, who married a Medan wife and make a very nice layer cake. Year after year, the price getting more and more expensive but we still buy from them especially during Chinese New Year. I made this few years ago and ended up with throw everything into dustbin due to the super "compress" and oily layer. Waste lot of eggs, ingredients, $$ and many hours of baking time.

If you never hear of this cake, let me briefly explain about it. It is an Indonesia cake, also called kuih lapis legit,

bake layer by layer for roughly 5-7 minutes per layer. You will need at least 2-3 hours standing in front of oven through out the baking process. The top of each layer is bake until brown, repeatedly until last layer. After cutting it, you will see a very beautiful dark and light brown layer stacking together. The dark brown "lines" is the top layer of every single layer. To make this cake, you will need many egg yolks and not so many egg whites, so people claimed it as "high colesterol" cake. A kind of spice, which contribute the most to the taste is one of the main ingredient, I used mixed spice here. Don't eat the cake immediately after baked as it taste nicer the next day. You can add brandy or rum to the recipe to have even more tastier layer cake, and it can keep longer with alchohol.

 

I decided to bake this again after saw many bakers baked this cake. Learn some techniques and precaution steps from here and there. This blogger provide a very good info and tips on this cake http://sweetsamsations.com/2013/01/03/lapis-legit/

I follow Agnes Chang's recipe. She has one VCD that shows how to make layer cake. I bought it few years ago and play it again before I make this cake. I modified the ingredients a little bit to suit my taste... Wink

Ingredients:

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Golden churn tinned butter suitable for making layer cake

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Do not use this type of butter to make layer cake as it will melted easily especially in hot weather

340g tinner butter
180g icing sugar (sifted)
1tbsp sweet condensed milk

12 egg yolk
1/2tsp vanilla essense

100g plain flour (sifted together with mixed spice)
1.5tsp mixed spice

4 egg white

Method:

1. Cream butter and icing sugar with mixer (using k-beater) at medium speed until fluffy. Add in sweet condensed milk and continue cream until well combined.

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2. In separate bowl, beat egg yolks and vanilla essense with handwhisk until pale.

3. Continue mixer at medium speed (step 1), slowly pour egg yolks into butter mixture and cream until well combined.

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4. Switch mixer to low speed, add in sifted flour and mixed spice, beat until well combined.
5. In separate big bowl, beat egg white until very hard.

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6. Scoop 3~5 tbsp of mixture (4) into beaten egg white, stir with spoon until combined.

7. Add (6) into remaining (4) mixture and mix at low speed until well combined. The final mixture should look like this.

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To bake:
1. Preheat oven at 200C (TOP & BOTTOM fire).
2. Line square cake tin bottom layer with baking paper. Oil the paper to hold it well with cake tin.
3. Pour one cup of mixture into cake tin, make the layer even with spatula.

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4. Bake at oven until top layer is brown. (about 6~8 minutes depend on oven)
5. when done for first layer, take out from oven, switch oven to TOP fire only. Poke cake's bubble with toothpick (if any).
6. Pour another cup of mixture to make second layer.
7. Repeat step (3) ~ (4) until second last layer, switch oven to TOP & BOTTOM fire, 180C.
8. Continue to bake last layer until brown.
9. Remove cake from oven and cool it at wire rack.

*Note: Cut prune into half, make prune flat with finger / spoon, arrange it at 3rd & 6th layer (or 3rd and last layer). Arrange and press lightly after pour 3rd and 6th layer mixture.

*Adjust your oven temperature base on your own oven.

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Lesson learnt here:
1. I should bake each layer until darker brown, I bake it until light brown only.
2. I should bake my cake at oven's upper level. For first few layers, I put at middle level, it take longer time to turn brown, you will get a dry cake if bake for too long, some part are not cooked well too.
3. I should place baking paper at bottom cake tin only. This time I place baking paper at bottom and side, the paper flip down and covered the cake side and caused my cake not cooked enough (it blocked oven heat).
4. Brush every two layers with little melted butter after baked. I brush every layer with melted butter this time and turn out more oily than expected. If brush every two layers will prevent too oily and at the same time, prevent dryness to the cake due to long hour baking.
5. Egg white should be beaten at last stage. I follow Agnes's way and whisk egg white at the beginning. By the time I want to use it, it already turned watery. If whisk egg white after complete egg yolk portion, we can directly fold egg white into egg yolk after whisk egg white.
6. Less sugar! I will reduce sugar to 180g as 200g is a bit too sweet for us.

I learn a lot from this round and hopefully I can bake a nicer one next time. Although many mistake at this time, but the cake turn out very delicious too. Hence I believed if I can handle every single step well, it will be perfect! Stay tune for my next Indonesia Layer Cake with hawflakes.

Before ending this post, I would like to wish all mothers a very Happy Mother's Day. And to my mom, Happy Mother's Day, I love you mummy...  Kiss this layer cake is specially dedicated for you!


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