Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tri-Colour Butter Cake


Based this recipe from Kentucky Butter Cake at All Recipes. The original comes with butter syrup that can be poured onto the cake while it is still warm, however since I transformed the plain butter into three color cake, I have omitted the sauce. The cake is certainly moist and very tasty treat indeed. The story goes that two of my nephews were at home and asked to if the can help Auntie to bake a cake. So, me being the nicey Auntie, prepared the batters and they decide what colour to use in the cake, hence the combination of colours.They sure had fun mixing the colours and fixing the batter into the pan albeit the batter was a bit overdone and didn't rise as much when baked. But the ephews really had fun and eat almost half of the cake too. Once a while do ask your kids to join in the baking exeperience and the will cherish the memories. The cake is quite huge that I had some leftovers of the batter that i baked into cupcakes.
Ingredients
3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (*sieve)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 eggs
Food colouring of your choice.

DIRECTIONS
1.Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour the baking pan.
2.In a large bowl creamed the butter and sugar till light and fluffy, Add the egg one by one and continue beating until throughly mixed. Add the vanilla essence.
3.Fold in the fliur alternately with the buttermilk until both are finished. Mix well.Do not overbeat at this point.
4.Divide the batter into 3 equal parts. Add the colour as you like.Pour batter into prepared pan.
5.Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.

p/s:food tasted better cooked by your loved ones

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