Friday, March 28, 2014

Marble Butter Cake

 Actually no intention to blog that soon, as I am really shortage of time. I am juggling between busy work schedule and children, and of course the daily visiting to the hospital, and now community hospital that my fil has recently transferred to for his rehab. For such long period  I didn't blog, not even have time to surf net, no cooking and no baking as well. The new kitchen mixer that I bought sometimes ago, still sitting in the storeroom waiting for me to unpack lol.

Irene of 最爱的。。。。told me about the posting of her Penang trip to meet our blogger friends, the 5 Penang Flowers. I have missed out joining this trip, of course cannot miss the post. While I was scrolling through my blog reading list for this post, I happened to notice that the current Bake-Along theme is Marble Butter Cake. I remember my pool of backlog posts, one of them is marble butter cake that I baked quite sometimes ago, good time for me to join in the event!

The recipe adapted from the famous Mrs NgSK butter cake, one of my favourite cake.

Ingredient : (for 8" square cake pan)
230g salted butter, soften in room temperature
4 eggs or 200g without shell
50g + 125g sugar
180g self raising flour, sifted

20g cocoa powder
60ml milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Method :
1. Preheat oven at 180C. Prepare a 8" square pan. Line the base and grease the sides (greasing helps the cake’s sides to rise)
2. Separate the eggs, and place the whites into a medium sized bowl. Beat egg whites until soft peaks, gradually add 50g sugar and and beat until stiff. Set aside.
3. Cream butter and 125g sugar until pale and fluffy. Add in vanilla extract and and beat for a while. Put in egg yolks one by one and beat well after each addition.
4. 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 balance of flour.
5. Put half the egg whites in and mix on low speed. Pour the balance of egg whites in and FOLD until well mixed.

6. Separate batter into 2 portions. In one portion, add in the cocoa powder and mix well.
7. Then spoon the plain and chocolate batter into the cake pan alternately until finish and use a satay stick to swirl the batter.
8. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until skewer comes out clean. Remove from oven and invert to cool completely before unmoulding.

The cake is so soft, fluffy and moist, just like I want my butter cake texture to be. The sweetness is just nice for me, for sweet tooth may have to add in more sugar. Yum Yum!

I'm linking this post to Bake Along hosted by Lena, Joyce and Zoe.


  1. Hi Jess,
    This is such a lovely marble cake. It is so popular with our blogger friends. I am so tempted to give this a try! Thanks for linking with Bake-Along!

  2. Do take care and this cake is lovely.

  3. I love the first picture,so rustic and the cake looks good too!

  4. Hi Jess,
    These Mrs NgSK butter cake recipe is indeed a keeper.
    Love the marble pattern in your butter cake. Looks so pretty :)
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Hi Jess, your looks as beautiful as it tastes. Thanks for sharing the deliciousness.
    Have a great day dear.
    Blessings, Kristy

  6. 非常美的蛋糕, 很久没有烤牛油蛋糕了, 得空也要试试!

  7. Wishing your father in a law a speedy recovery and you take care too.

  8. Hi Jess, very lovely butter marble cake. Definitely worthwhile to bake this. Bookmarked.

  9. Hi Jess,

    It has been a long time since I hear from you... It must be hard on you with all the hospital visits. I have been through this when my mum was sick more than 10 years ago...

    Glad that you have baked your fav cake... I have heard lots of great reviews of this cake and love to bake this too. Like you... all I need is time :p


  10. Hello Jess. I haven't been updated my blog for nearly 2 weeks now that's why I'm late here. You must be so busy these days! Do take good care of yourself, rest enough whenever you can. Your chocolate marble cake looks so & beautiful!

  11. hi jess, nice to hear from you and glad that you were aware of our theme..LOL! thanks so much for linking and i hv to say your marble cake is very elegant..and MRS Ng's cake, i know it is one of the best! take care yaa!

  12. Made this last night and it was a success! However, I didn't take time to scoop in the plain & choc butter mixture nicely so the design didn't turn out nice. But the texture and the taste is very nice. After baking, I looked at the recipe again and noticed tat Mrs Ng SK name sounds familiar. Only then I realised that I did use this recipe once and I added choc rice to the mixture and it was also a hit! This recipe is a keeper!

  13. Did this last night and it was great! Shared your recipe online. I just got Mrs Ng butter cake recipe too like last month and I followed hers but added choc rice! so nice indeed!

  14. I made this last night and it was so so nice! I just got Mrs Ng butter cake recipe too like last month and made one with choc rice. Indeed a keeper this recipe!
    I shared yours online!

  15. Hahaha Hi Bakericious. I didn't know all the comments went in cos had problem with my google. But since so many went in..u know that this is indeed very high in my list !
    Thank you once again


  16. Do u place cake in lowest bottom tray or middle tray to bake . Tks

  17. Thanks for sharing this great article! That is very interesting I love reading and I am always searching for informative information like this.
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  18. I don't have self raising so I substitute with baking powder n salt cos I don have salted butter too hope my cake turn out ok


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