Marble Butter Cake

I have a little twice on my usual butter cake recipe this time. Sometime ago a friend told me she tried another method to make the butter cake is by separating the egg white and egg yolk during the process, i found it very troublesm that is why i didn't really try it.
But today i decided to give it ago and with a little twist and it turns out great.

When the cake was out from the oven i had no time to take photo as i was rushing out, i only managed to take this last piece. LOL! well.. better than nothing though.

Here you go.


250g softened butter
250g self-raising flour
200g caster sugar (put more if you prefer sweeter up to 250g)
5 eggs separated
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup cocoa powder (put more if you want)
1tsp vanilla essence
1/2tsp cream of tartar


1. Preheat oven at 180c.
2. In a bowl beat butter and sugar until thick and pale form then beat in egg yolks,vanilla essence and milk until the texture of the batter become smooth.
3. fold in flour until it is well combined (don't over mixed).
4. Spoon out a portion of the batter into a separate bowl and add in cocoa powder and mix well.
5. In a separate bowl (make sure it is totally oil free) beat the egg white unill peak form half way through add in cream of tartar.
6. Fold in the egg white mixture into the butter batter until low speed for about few second until you see the mixture is well incorporated.
7. Pour the batter into the springform pan, add in the cocoa powder mixture and make a swirl freely to create the marble cake look patent.
8. Bake for about 45mins or screwer come out crean.(the time might differ depending on what type of oven)

* If you find it troublesm to fold in the egg white, you can do without separating the eggs and just leave without the cream of tartar.
at step no.2 just beat the whole egg in and just obmit step 5. You can try both to see the difference, for myself i notice by beating the egg white and egg yok separately the texture of the cake is smoother and finer. i always say.. we all have difference preference, a friend of mine prefer the very moist type but i have friends prefer dry type.


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