Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Piece of cake

It couldn't be any easier than this! Who could resist a fragrant slice of butter cake with a lightly infused lemon scent to it?? I know my hubby couldn't! 

My hubby is one man who loves his butter cakes so much that he could finish up a whole block of butter cake bought from a bakery by himself in a night! Enjoying the cake with his tea over his favourite show.

So, one day I were giving him a pleasant surprise. My own made lemon butter cake. 

I adapted the recipe from here but somehow I burnt my cake bottom. So I got to scrap the burnt bottom. Next round I would reduce the time to half and see how it goes.


250g salted butter, melted
4 medium eggs
150g castor sugar
200g self-raising flour, sifted
60ml fresh milk
1tsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp. lemon juice
 Rind of lemon
Pinch of salt

1. Cream the butter and castor sugar by hand whisk till pale and creamy.
2. In a bowl, add flour and salt together. In another bowl, mix milk with lemon juice and set aside.
3. Add one egg at a time together with vanilla essence into the butter and sugar mixture.  Beat till combined before adding in in lemon rind and mix well.
4. Using a spatula, fold in the sifted flour in 3 batches alternatively with milk mixture. Mix till well combined.
5. In a greased flip pan, scrap the mixture slowly. 

6. Bake on low heat for 12 minutes.  Slowly shift the pan towards right side so that the left side of the pan is on heat, bake for 6 minutes. (I burnt the bottom, so next time I will reduce the duration)
7. Next shift the pan to the left side so that the right side of the pan is on heat, bake for another 6 minutes.
8. Then flip the pan over and bake for another 6 minutes (3 minutes on left, 3 minutes on right) to have a nice brown top!
9. Let it cool down before cutting.

I were happy with the brown top of my cake!!!  Just when I cut through that I noticed the burnt bottom part!  But the cake was good!  Have the milk fresh lemon zest and the cake was soft and not dry at all!!  Overall, it was a good attempt, minus the burnt part!!

I have tried baked muffins using the oven and then steamed Milo muffins and now this. A cake baked in flip pan. I have to say that I'm proud with my little baking accomplishment so far. *wink wink*


Princess Ribbon said...

Lemon butter cake, yummzz..Same goes for orange butter cake. But I like pure butter cake, I can finish one loaf too..

Anonymous said...

So nice. Some people have all the luck in the world.

My missus has given up on baking cakes ever since the old oven/gas cooker conked out two Chinese New Years ago and I bought a new one, over RM2K and her cakes turned out disastrous. So no more cakes for me... Sobsssss!!!!!

Linda said...

It does look very good! And that Archie jigsaw puzzle reminds me of my childhood days when comic books were only 12 cents (in the 60's). My father would sometimes bring several home for me on his way home from work and I loved them! :)

Agnes said...

good try..a least better than my baking.
I have cool down on baking after many failed attempts in getting the right texture for my cakes.

Nancy Chan said...

Rose, I have not tried baking with the flip pan. I think it is easier to clean too. I am sure your hubby will finish up the whole cake in no time. Have a happy day!

Sharon D said...

That looks yummyyy, Rose! I'm pretty sure the home smelled heavenly too. 😊

Somewhere in Singapore said...

I loves butter cake, but nowadays lazy to bake...

mun said...

What did your husband say? Was he surprised? Did he wallop the whole cake at one go?

Rose said...

Ate some. He said good try so I guess not up to his expectation. Haha

Shirley Tay said...

Hats off to you for attempting this on HCP, Rose! You did great! xoxo

ChrisAu said...

Yummy .. I love cakes with some sourish like lemon juice on it. Just had a lemon butter cake not long ago! Nice !

Azura Chan said...

I love flip pan. Last time I baked Kuih Cara using flip pan.c👍🏻

Diana Diane Teo said...

I only know how to bake butter cake but you give me an idea to do another type of butter cake now.

Your husband sure will appreciate your effort of preparing and baking this lovely and hearty lemon butter cake.

trishie said...

What a treat! That looks really good, Rose

Saucy Siciliana said...

Yummy, I can smell the nice fragrance all the way here in Sicily:) Bravissima!

mun said...

Haha, so your husband's standard for butter cake is very, very high. Make again and surprise him again!

Libby said...

I am hungry, I love butter cakes like these, yum yum

Emily Tang said...

oh so yummy it looks
im not butter cake fans
but with addition of lemon
i dont know if i would like to change my mind :D