There are still tubs of unfinished new year goodies sitting around on the table. But why...why am I still thinking about baking? I tell myself, "Give yourself a break!" Or at least give your waistline a break! But I will be kidding myself if I say I am totally gonna go on diet. Perhaps I need something different besides those NY cookies, a cake maybe, an unusual sort of cake. :) My poor daughter has been bringing kueh lapis to school for the past 3 days for her recess snack. As much as I know it's one of her favorite, I also know that one cannot eat it continuously for so many days! Furthermore I have already had a long enough break (10 days) away from baking so why not just get busy now! But I ain't gonna toil away in the kitchen just yet...today I merely just whipped up a some sort unusual cake, simple yet delicious one though; Cheddar Cheese butter cake. :)I know, you must be wondering if I have a typo or something...nope, you see right, it's Cheddar Cheese alright. Those that you sandwich between your buns plus your BLT. Indeed an unusual ingredient to be in a cake. But I was really intrigued by the usage of a savory cheese and how the end product will taste....is it salty or sweet? Since the recipe was really an easy one to follow, I just went ahead with it.
250g all purpose flour
225g caster sugar
250g butter, room temp
4 eggs, room temp
1 tsp baking powder
100ml buttermilk (or 100ml fresh milk plus 1 tsp fresh lemon juice, let stand 5 mins)
50g shredded Cheddar Cheese for topping
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Greased and lined 2 medium loaf tins with parchment.
- Cream the butter and sugar together till it's light and fluffy.
- Add eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition.
- Sift in 1/4 portion of the flour and baking powder into the egg mixture, followed by 1/3 of the buttermilk. Repeat this until all flour and buttermilk has been used and blended in.
- Stir in the shredded Cheddar and mix well. Pour the batter into the prepared tins.
- Bake in the oven for 40 to 45 minutes or till the tester comes out clean or with just moist crumbs.
- Cool the cakes on racks before slicing.
Okay I admit, the cheese top's color is a bit off...not as golden as I hoped it will turned out. Perhaps that Halogen oven is not that strong? Anyways this is still a lovely treat to have during afternoon tea break. And I bet my daughter will enjoy this tomorrow in school. She has already requested me to pack 2 slices for her after taste testing it just now. :P
Final Thoughts: Will be out of town this weekend to meet up all of my dear friends back in KL. Really looking forward to that. Furthermore, I will also be attending a blogger's gathering...thanks to Quinn. ;) An exciting event that I will definitely not miss! Wonder how and what "sparks" will be triggered during this gathering, hahaha! Will keep everyone posted....have a super duper great weekend all! ;)