Caramel Layered Butter Cake

There may not be any white Christmas in Malaysia, but it is still joyously celebrated just like everywhere else in the world. This is the time where family and friends get together and exchange gifts for the day.
Despite having only a tiny Christian population, multicultural Malaysia celebrates the yuletide season with vigour.
Spectacular Christmas displays light up the cities, and malls and public spaces are adorned with festive decorations. 

The most famed of Malaysian festivities is the celebrated ‘Yuletide Spirit’ festival in Melaka’s Portuguese settlement, where residents decorate the houses and streets with fabulous lights. Christmas Eve sees the area come alive with traditional dance, music, food and a countdown party.

A large Christians comes from the chinese and Indian community , therefore the food prepared, usually do have the influence of chinese and Indian food culture.

Today am sharing a very delicious classic butter cake recipe . This recipe has been with me(in my collection,actual source unknown ,sorry abt that) for quite some time and indeed a keeper . I have decorated the cake with caramel sauce , you can use buttercream or whipped cream.

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 table spoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 oz/226 gm unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs, lightly beaten, at room temperature
1 cup whole milk, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Caramel sauce or cream

1. Position the rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 350°F (180°C). Line the bottoms of two 9 x 2-inch round cake pans with parchment or wax paper.

2. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt onto a piece of wax paper; set aside.

3. In the bowl of a heavy-duty mixer fitted with the paddle blade, beat the butter on medium speed until it is lighter in color; about 45 seconds. Add the sugar in a steady stream, then stop the machine and scrape down the bowl. Resume beating, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl, until the mixture is very light in color and texture, 4 to 5 minutes.

4. Gradually pour in the eggs, about a table spoon at a time. (If the mixture looks curdled, stop adding the eggs, increase the speed to high, and beat until it looks smooth and shiny. Return the speed to medium, and add the remaining eggs.) Continue beating until the mixture is ivory-colored. The entire process of adding and beating the eggs should take 3 to 4 minutes.

5. Reduce the mixture speed to low. Add the flour mixture in four additions, alternating with three additions of the milk. After each addition, beat until smooth and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Beat in the vanilla with the final addition of milk. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pans.

6. Bake until the tops spring back when the cakes are lightly pressed in the centres and a toothpick inserted in the centres comes out clean, about 25 minutes.

7. Transfer the layers to wire cooling racks and cool for about 10 minutes. Invert onto the racks or plates and remove the pans. Peel off the paper liners and place them back on the layers, sticky sides up. Invert onto wire racks, right side up, and cool completely on the wax paper. (The cake can be baked 1 day ahead, cooled, and stored, wrapped tightly in plastic wrap. Or freeze, over wrapped with foil, for up to 2 weeks.)

8. Fill and sandwich the layers ,top and sides with readymade caramel cream or sauce.

I am submitting this recipe to Baby Sumo's Christmas Recipes Collection 2013 event which is hosted by

Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out .
Cook-Your Books event by Kitchen Flavours


  1. Delicious butter cake with caramel love to take a bite.

  2. Delicious butter cake with carmel love to have that slice.

  3. I like this cake. I'm sure that the layers caramel within the butter cake make the cake extra heavenly!

    Greeting from down-under. I'm a Singaporean mum living in Australia and like your collection of recipes especially traditional Malaysian delicacies. Happy to follow your blog and hope to stay connected via blogging :D


  4. Anything with caramel gets a big thumbs up from me. Thanks for linking this to my Christmas event!

  5. This is such a delicious looking cake. And the caramel frosting sounds so good!
    Thank you for linking to CYB! Would be great if you could provide the source of which book or magazine that this recipe is from, since Cook-Your-Books is all about cooking or baking from cookbooks or magazines.
    I'm glad to be your newest follower, and hope to see you again in CYB!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead!


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