Sunday, February 2, 2014

Tri-Colour Butter Cake

250g butter, softened
90g caster sugar
5 egg yolks
210g self-raising flour, sift
4 1/2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

5 egg whites, bring to room temperature
80g caster sugar

(C) Mix all together:
8g cocoa powder
1 tbsp instant coffee granules
2 tbsp hot water

pink food gel

  • Lightly grease a 8" round cake tin. Line the base with baking paper.
  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.
  • With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until pale, light and fluffy.
  • Beat in egg yolks, one at a time and make sure that each egg is completely incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl before adding the next one. Add vanilla extract and beat until combined.
  • Fold in flour alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour. Stir until just combined and the batter is smooth.
  • Beat egg whites in a clean, dry bowl until soft peaks form.
  • With a rubber spatula, gently fold about a third of the beaten egg whites into the batter to lighten it; then fold in the remaining whites until just combined. Do not over mix.
  • Divide the batter into 3 portions. Add a small amount of pink food gel to one portion and stir until well combined. Add mocha mixture into another portion and stir to combined.
  • Place alternate spoonfuls of the 3 mixtures into the prepared tin.
  • Bake for 55 minutes or until a wooden skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the cake.
  • Leave the cake in the pan for 10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool.


  1. Hi Veronica
    "GONG XI FA CAI" . Love buttery cake and yours with the tri color make it so colourful to suit for the new year.

  2. 恭喜发财!Great effort of making tricolor butter cake. Sure wow the guests.

  3. Hi Veronica, very attractive cake suitable for festive time like CNY. Happy Lunar New Year.

  4. Hi Mel, Vivian, Kimmy, suddenly felt like baking something colourful for CNY. Believe it or not, no visitors as everyone still was still working on Eve and even the first day of CNY. 2nd day and today the 3rd day the weather was too hot to go visiting. So I guess everybody is 'hibernating' at home, enjoying the air cond, heehee. Anyway have a wonderful time visiting and giving out ang pows

  5. Lovely colour combination ... made this butter cake looks really attractive :) Wishing you a Lunar Horse Chinese New Year :)


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