Butter Cake

I’ve always been interested in baking but didn’t manage to get an oven. From time to time, I’ll just go to someone’s house to borrow their oven. Finally, I’ve gotten my hands on an oven toaster. After looking through several butter cake recipes online, I found Rasa Malaysia‘s recipe really delicious so I gave it a try. I gave it a little twist so here’s my take on it.


You’ll need:

  • 227g of unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 200g all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 160g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs; medium to large will be fine
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 1/2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Let’s get going:

  • Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • Lightly grease the tin / line tin with parchment paper.


  • Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.


  • In another bowl, mix the butter and sugar until well combined. You could do this all at once but I mixed the butter first before putting in the sugar. I’m using a hand mixer to do it as I’ve tried mixing it together with a normal whisk but failed.




  • Add in the eggs one at a time and mix well.


  • Add in vanilla essence and mix well. At this point, it is not necessary to use a hand mixer. You can use a spoon, spatula or anything that you feel comfortable mixing with.


  • Now, fold in the flour mixture. You should be able to put everything in if you have a big mixing bowl. If not, you can always fold in the flour in batches.



  • Finally, add in the milk and mix.



  • Now that all the dirty work is done, it’s time to pour the mixture into your baking tin. I’m using a rectangular tin but you can always use whichever you prefer; square or round.


  • Bake the cake for 35-45 mins. This is where you’ll need some testing and adjustment. If your oven gets really hot, it’ll be better if you put it for 35 mins and use a stick to see whether it’s fully cooked. If it’s  As for me, I baked it for 35 mins and used a piece of aluminium foil to cover the top so that it doesn’t get burnt and baked it for another 10 mins.
  • Voila, take out your cake and let it rest for about 30 mins before slicing.


This is a very simple recipe and a great cake to go with your coffee or tea for a nice afternoon break. Give it a try, sit down and enjoy a nice afternoon!




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