You guys should know how much I adore butter cake! A classic butter cake of any kind is my most favorite of all! Today, I will be showing you how to make French Butter Cake, a.k.a Madeleine.
Some say that it is very hard to get that iconic bump at the back of the Madeleine. But, it is actually very very easy! With few of my tips and trick, I’m sure you will get it in no time!
Key to perfect Madeleines,
Enough time to let the batter chill to relax the gluten
Only adding fat after the chilling period
Beautiful, Perfecto’! I got my pans from Daiso, it took awhile to restock and I was so happy when I managed to get some on my hands. Be sure to grease well so that it won’t stick. They are well-known to stick onto its pan.
I never liked dusting my pans, it leaves white marks onto my cake. Which, made my cake looked ugly. What’s my trick? Combine equal amount of oil and flour to make a runny paste. Brush against the pan to grease it in place of oil and dusting flour. Problem solved.
In my lifetime, the best cake I ever had was, my mum’s butter cake. For some reason, I have been always craving for it. That wonderful aroma, a good amount of yellow, and buttery taste. Unfortunately, she had totally forgotten her recipe and my journey to quest the best butter cake recipe started. I had to gather bits of instructions on how to make the best butter cake from her and went on that journey. Happy to say that, I came up with the most wonderful, most aromatic old-fashioned buttery butter cake recipe. Like all traditional recipes, eggs were beaten separately. This helps to create that fine crumbs that we all loved and an extra kick to rise the cake. Look at that beautifully well-risen butter cake above. When they say if you know how to make the classic, you are gold (just like butter). When this was in my oven that afternoon, my parents immediately asked what I was baking when they scent that distinctive buttery smell. So good that it was gone the next morning. I only had a sliced that day. 🙁 Serve this with a cup of tea or coffee when you have friends coming over in the afternoon and they will thank you for it. It makes people weak with gratitude.