IMG_9000everyone who ate this cake nods their head in agreement.. it’s too good
don’t you just enjoy seeing a reaction like this?
thanks to Facebook sister, Jenny Lim’s contribution..
感谢脸谱姐妹,Jenny Lim 的无私分享

Ingredients (7 inch round pan * i used 8 inch square pan)

200g chopped gula melaka * i used 118g as i ran out of gula melaka! arrggggg
100ml coconut milk

250g salted butter * i used unsalted butter + 1/4 tsp sea salt
36g brown sugar * i used 70g coconut flower sugar

5 eggs

200g cake flour
5g baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
20g coconut cream powder

desiccated coconut, as appropriate


马六甲椰糖 200克*我用了 118克。。。家里就剩那么多啦!败笔
椰浆 100毫升

有盐黄油 250克*我用了无盐黄油加 1/4小匙海盐
黄糖 36克 *我用了 70克椰子花糖

鸡蛋 5颗

蛋糕粉 200克
泡打粉 5克
苏打粉 1/8小匙
速溶椰浆粉 20克

干椰丝 适量


IMG_8997– grease and line pan

– place all of A together in a saucepan, and bring to a gentle boil, stirring non stop till all gula melaka has melted. allow to cool
A 食材放入奶锅,以小火加热,之间不停搅拌直到马六甲椰糖溶化。离火、待凉

– sift all of D together and set aside
D 食材一同过筛、待用

– beat B till light and fluffy
将 B打至蓬松状态

– add in C in 3 additions

– finally, alternate and fold in A & D, ending with D ~ i.e. A & D, A & D and finally D
最后,A和 D 食材以交替方式拌入、以 D收尾 ~也就是 A和 D,A和 D,最后加入 D

– pour batter into pan, level out. sprinkle desiccated coconut on top of batter and bake in preheated oven of 170 degrees for 40-50 mins * i baked 48 mins at 180 degrees
面糊倒入烤盘,铺平后在面糊撒上适量干椰丝。送入预热至 170摄氏度烤箱烤 40-50分钟 *我用了 180摄氏度烤了 48分钟



(26) Comments

  • Mel (August 17, 2015)

    Looking at the ingredients Im sure it taste really good!

  • Zoe (@bake4happykids) (August 17, 2015)

    Hi Victoria,

    I hear what you said!!! With slightly more than half the amount of gula Melaka, it is still so good!!! With the full amount, it must be super powerful 😀


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  • Veronica Ng (August 17, 2015)

    Loved your super-good butter cake Victoria! I am sure the fragrance of gula melaka and coconut sugar made you want to grab for more.

  • Jess@Bakericious (August 17, 2015)

    Victoria, this looks similar as Kelvin Chai\’s recipe in I Love Butter 2 which I also baked again recently. Now looking at your cake, making me craving for it!

  • wanwantea (August 17, 2015)


  • Phong Hong (August 17, 2015)

    Victoria, gula Melaka and coconut milk is a powerhouse combination. Put that into a butter cake and you have something irresistible. Must try!

  • May Law (August 17, 2015)

    亲, 你的蛋糕真是越做越高档了, 太厉害了!

  • Qi Qi in the house (August 17, 2015)


  • tt (August 18, 2015)


  • Rita Tan (August 18, 2015)

    Hi thanks for sharing recipe of Gula Melaka Butter Cake. Can I subsitute coconut milk with any other liquid. Is soy bean milk ok? And what is coconut flower sugar?

    • Victoria Bakes (August 18, 2015)

      Hi Rita, i do not encourage as it will affect the taste. Further, coconut milk e.g. ayam brand in this instance has a different consistency from beverage like soy milk. I do not think it will be too big a deal if you absolutely want to make a substitution, though i will say, please don\’t. The cake in this flavour is a winner.

      Pls refer to this link about coconut flower sugar

      Thanks for coming by

  • Estella (August 19, 2015)

    Hi Victoria,

    This recipe looks delicious!! Would like to try it but I do not have coconut cream powder in my pantry. Is there any thing I can substitute it with?


    • Victoria Bakes (August 19, 2015)

      Hi Estella, i will say there isn\’t a true substitute for coconut cream powder due to its richness. you can use milk powder instead but that will alter the taste all together

  • christy (August 19, 2015)

    中文食谱漏了红糖36g 谢谢。

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  • Husna (March 4, 2016)

    Hi! Great recipe, can I know if I can substitute coconut milk with liquid coconut cream?

    • Victoria Bakes (March 4, 2016)

      Hi, yes, as long as it is not too thick. You want it to be similar consistency as coconut milk

  • Jennifer (May 5, 2016)

    Hi, can I know where to purchase the coconut cream powder? Thanks

    • Victoria Bakes (May 6, 2016)

      Hi it\’s very easily available in baking stores or supermarkets in Asia . Otherwise local Asian supermarkets

  • Trace (November 29, 2016)

    Love this! Shall try out soon, thanks!!!

  • Emily (February 1, 2017)

    Hihi….do I have to keep the cake in the fridge as it contains coconut milk?

  • Felicia Ng (July 29, 2017)

    I baked this gula melaka butter cake today 😋. Very soft and delicious. I think it would be superb is put some gula melaka coconut on top 😂.

  • Angeline (November 25, 2017)

    Hi, the 5 eggs are of what size? 55g/60g/65g/70g? Thanks.

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