This afternoon, i am baking a zebra butter cake, its a long time i am not baking butter cake.
Last time i see Sonia-Nasi Lemak Lover posting her zebra butter and i am so inspired by the beautiful strips from her cake. And this is also her mum favorite cake. So i got to try this.
Although my cake come out got nothing same with Sonia cake strips, but i still happy to see this cake.
Like the cake texture. It is smooth and fragrant. This is using egg separated method.
This is also first time i trying to bake a butter cake using egg separated method.
Recipe adapted from : Nasi Lemak Lover
( i have made some changes and modification with it.)
I use a 7" round cake pan
227g 。。。。。 unsalted butter
75g 。。。。。 caster sugar
6 。。。。。 egg yolks (B size)
190g 。。。。。cake flour, sifted
1 + 1/2tbsp 。。。。。baking powder, sifted
4 tbsp 。。。。。 milk
1 tsp 。。。。。 vanilla extract
1/2 tsp 。。。。。 fine salt
5 。。。。。 egg whites
10g cocoa powder + 2 tbsp hot water （Mix）
1 and 1/2 tbsp milk, to add into plain cake batter
1. Line the base of cake pan with paper and lightly grease the sides. Mix cocoa powder and hot water, set aside.
2. Place the butter, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until light and creamy.
3. 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 through the milk and combine well.
4. Beat egg whites in a clean large bowl until soft foam. Gradually add in sugar, and beat till soft peak.
5. Take one portion of the egg white mixture, and use a hand whisk to stir well with egg yolk mixture till combine.
6. Slowly fold in the balance egg white with a spatula till well combine.
7. Divide cake batter into two portions ( I divided plain cake batter 400 g and 370 g for chocolate cake batter) . Add in cocoa mixture into 370 g cake batter and lightly mix till combine. Add 1 1/2tbsp milk into plain batter, mix well.
8. Using a small soup ladle, scoop 3 of plain batter into center of cake pan. Then, scoop 3 of chocolate batter onto the center of the plain batter. Use the back of the ladle, smooth out the batter a bit. Continue to scoop another 3 plain and chocolate batter, then reduce to 2 scoops and continue layering and reduce till 1 scoop towards at the end. The circles become smaller and smaller as you working with the batter. Lightly tap on worktop to remove air bubbles.
9. Bake in a preheated oven at 180c for 50mins or until the skewer insert comes out clean.（I use 160 for 50 mins.)
10. Let cake cool on a wire rack before remove, don't need to wait completely cool.
This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up organised by Zoe (Bake for Happy Kids) and Mui Mui (My Little Favourite DIY) and hosted by Baby Sumo (Eat Your Heart Out).