Monday, July 2, 2012

Trio Flavours and Colours Butter Cake/ Steam Bake

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After the duo flavours of butter cake here come three flavours in one cake! After adding the cocoa and pandan flavour into the batter I spoon the batter alternatively into the baking pan. Just try something new and end up this pattern. LOL

Adapted and slightly modified from Annatay
Source from Jane's Corner

Ingredients: (In L23cm x W13cm X H8cm pan) 
150g butter
50g margarine
130g castor sugar

4 eggs
250g cake flour
2 tsp double action baking powder
4 tbsp milk (about 60g)
1 tsp vanilla extract

(C) Cocoa mixture
5g cocoa powder
* Dissolve all 1 tbsp hot water. Set aside

(D) Pandan flavour
1 tbsp homemade pandan essence
few drops of pandan flavour colouring

1. With electric mixer, cream (A) at medium speed till light and fluffy. Add one egg at a time. Make sure the egg is well combined before the next one.

2. Add in the sifted flour in 3 batches. Beat in with low speed. Lastly add in milk and vanilla extract. Continue mixing till well incorporate.

3. Remove 1/2 portion of the batter and divide into two portions. Add in the cocoa mixture and pandan flavour respectively. Mix till well combine. Set aside.

4. Assemble by layering some of the plain batter at the bottom. Then spoon the cocoa and pandan batter as shown into the baking pan. Repeat the layering (including plain batter) till finish.

5. Fill a pan with some boiling water and place at the bottom of oven. Bake the cake at middle rack in preheated oven at 180C for 30 minutes (steam bake). Remove the water and bake at lower temperature 150C for further 15-20 minutes or till cooked.

6. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool.


  1. This tri-coloured cake looks cute and pretty, good texture too!

  2. Wow, so pretty! I would love to try a slice!

  3. Vivian, this looks fantastic. I have never had trio flavored steam butter cake before. It will be fun to try making this.

  4. We can make lots of pattern from butter cake recipe itself. This is so much fun. Nice cake Vivian, if the pandan colour is a bit darker than should be nicer right?

  5. Such a pretty looking cake! Looks moist and delicious too! Wish I could have a slice or two for tea right now!

  6. Love the pattern that you created in every slice of this cake. Brilliant!

  7. hello..i've been researching for easy to do recipes and i happened to see the recipe you submitted in asian food channel and give it a go to browse your channel..and viola!so many interesting recipes and you're very creative too!..JUST ONE QUESTION..when you say STEAM BAKED does it mean that it can work also in steaming pot?i don't know how they call it but they also have something like bamboo steaming rack..please answer me..thanks alot..(oven is not available in the region where i will be assigned for there is no electricity so i have to make do with steamed recipes for the community..

    1. This cake has to be baked in oven. 'steam bake' means baking in oven with some hot water placing at the base of oven. Kindly refer below link for what I meant. I guess you are the one asking the similar question in other post. kindly address yourself. Thanks!


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