Monday, July 22, 2013

A Simple Bday Cake - Old Fashioned Marbled Cake With SCS Butter

Time flies. Really fast. My Ian turned 6 on Saturday. Feels like yesterday when he was born...

From a mere 2.85kg little baby, now he's a young boy going to Primary school next year!
Time indeed flies too fast!

Just like the previous years, he had his request for the birthday cake this year
Luckily, his request is considered "normal" :)
Inspired by Polar bakery, he requested for a cake with image on top and the sides coated with chocolate rice
And so predictable what he chose for the image. His love with vehicles, in particular cars. Among too many brands in the toys department, he's still in love with Tomica :)

I chose a simple cake that has been requested by Abby a few weeks ago, marbled cake
So happened I wanted to try this simple recipe, real popular lately among Indonesian home bakers

For this cake this time, I used SCS butter, a creamery and fragrant butter which I always love. In fact most of my bakes are using this brand if butter required
So why the mention this time?
Because the butter I used this time was a gift I received from SCS
They're kind enough to deliver personally a gift hamper for me...

The butter cookies and butter cake were real nice. It's gone in the same day, mainly eaten by my kids :)
A big thank you to SCS!

Back to the birthday's what I ended up with :)

Pic below: A little bit challenging to do the frosting in between the cake :)

Recipe is from a quite well known chef in Indonesia, Pak Sahak Pribadi

What you need:

8 eggs
180g caster sugar
3/4 tsp ovalette
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
225g plain flour
23g cornflour
23g full cream milk powder
150g butter, melted
75g canola oil
2 tsp chocolate paste

  1. Preheat oven to 180degC. Grease and flour a rectangle pan (28x15cm) (original recipe used 28cm bundt pan)
  2. Sift together plain flour, cornflour, milk powder
  3. Mix together butter and oil
  4. Beat eggs, sugar, ovalette, vanilla, flour mixture til doubled in volume and thick (about 10 minutes high speed)
  5. Add in 1/4 of the batter into the butter mixture and mix well. Pour into the remaining batter and fold in gently
  6. Spoon 1/4 of the batter and mix with chocolate paste
  7. Pour yellow batter into the prepared pan and spoon chocolate batter all over it
  8. Make marble effect with skewer or chopstick
  9. Bake for 40 minutes or til skewer comes out clean
  10. Remove from oven and the pan immediately

I cut the cake into 4 same size rectangles, crumb coated them with buttercream, pasted the 4 edible images on top of each cake
Coated the sides with chocolate rice, and did some piping at the base, all over each cake
It's pretty simple, except for the piping in between the cakes, hence the not so pretty looking piping LOL

The cake is real tasty. Texture wise, it's like butter cake, pretty compact with real fine texture. The next day it somehow tasted better and turned softer, too
Overall, I was pretty pleased with the result, knowing the method is really straight forward

Ian was happy, as always full of praise, even though I know it's not as great as those he saw at Polar. That's all to make my day :)

Happy birthday my precious Ian. Many many many more cakes to make for u :)
Love love love u XOXO


  1. Happy Birthday to your boy! Nice way of presenting the cake with those car image. Must be great to receive the lovely gift from SCS :)

  2. Happy Birthday to your little "Big Boy"! Children grow up so fast!
    Lovely cake.

  3. HHBD2U Ian!! Lucky boy to have a talented mother!

  4. Alice, first of all, happy belated birthday to your son, Ian! Love the cake, you made 4 mini cake with different pictures! Also love your butter cake & cookies!

  5. Happy Birthday to Ian! He is a cute little boy!
    And the birthday cake is beautiful, with lovely moist texture. SCS is quite pricey! Lucky you!
    p/s: I've sent an email to you regarding THB!
    Hope you receive it!
    Have a great week!

  6. Alice, what an awesome cake! Happy Birthday to Ian. He is so cute!



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