mrs ngsk butter cakeyes, finally… after bookmarking this for a year…. i finally made this. (☆´3`) i wonder what took me so long to make this lovely cake… my failure was i had a pound cake crack at the top because i halved the recipe and attempted to bake it in a mini pan (i wanted really small cakes for tea….).. nonetheless, the cake was lovely.. crisp on the outside, and really soft and yet fine crumbly on the inside..(づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ

Recipe adapted from Table for 2

mrs ngsk's butter cake

Ingredients (makes an 8-inch square pan cake)

230g butter (salted), softened (cool at 18-20 degrees C, not glossy)
200g eggs, no shell (4 grade B eggs)
50g + 150g sugar
200g self raising flour, sifted
60ml milk
1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)


mrs ngsk's butter cake– preheat oven to 180 degrees C (conventional) (I only use 170 degrees C) . Prepare an 8 inch square pan. Line the base and grease the sides (greasing helps the cake’s sides to rise well)
– separate the eggs, and place egg whites into a medium sized bowl. Beat whites till soft peaks, and gradually add 50g sugar. beat until stiff. set aside
– cream butter and 150g sugar until pale and fluffy (KA speed 2-4). put in vanilla seeds and beat for a while. Put in egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition
– put in half the flour and mix on low speed until incorporated. put in milk in 2 additions and mix until well incorporated. mix in the remaining flour
– put half the egg white in and mix on low speed. pour the balance of egg whites in and fold
– pour batter into pan and level
– bake for 45 mins or until skewer comes out clean (i reduced to 150 degrees C for the last 15 minutes because the top seems to be getting dark)

Personal notes:

mrs ngsk's butter cake– i baked my cake for 38 minutes under temperature of 170 degrees C
– i used concentrated vanilla extract instead of normal vanilla extract

mrs ngsk's butter cakemy friends are absolutely raving over this mini cake…
if you’d bookmarked this, i encourage you to bake it at your soonest convenience…. it’s simply gorgeous (#^.^#)

happy weekend peeps…

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(9) Comments

  • 柠檬叶 (November 9, 2013)

    it’s simply gorgeous!我相信我相信…..

  • Mel (November 9, 2013)

    Hi Victoria
    I\’m utterly speechless……I was browsing this recipe few weeks ago looking at others what are their rating on this cake as I wanted to use up my butter and here you are again……I always love butter cake and I think its most delicious cske of all.

  • Esther Lau (November 9, 2013)

    Nice butter cake. Like to give it a try! 🙂

  • kitchen flavours (November 9, 2013)

    Lovely cake, with nice textures! And beautiful golden colours!

  • Ann Low (November 10, 2013)

    Love the golden yellow of this butter cake. Very pretty with your own designs 🙂

  • lena (November 11, 2013)

    good morning victoria, i wished to try that again as my first attempt was a bit undercooked at the center 🙁

  • Mich Piece of Cake (November 12, 2013)

    I have been wanting to make this butter cake sometime. Yours looks perfectly done.

  • Indra (November 28, 2013)

    The butter cake is the best butter cake i ever made. The recipe is simple.

    • Victoria Bakes (November 28, 2013)

      That sounds great Indra! It\’s got a good texture doesn\’t it 🙂

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