Friday, September 25, 2009


(pic from umidishes album)

The dish I'd like to showcase this time is a cake. This cake has a lot of memories for me. My late mum learned how to make this cake from her aunt who during her younger days had been a cook with a British planter after World War II. In those days there were no metric system and most Malays were not literate in the romanised writings. They were schooled in the arabic form of writings. Thus measurement of recipes were mostly in cups or bowls which I personally find most convenient.

Consequently the recipe for this cake is in the form of the very tin the butter was canned in. No matter what is the size of the tin, we use back the same tin to measure the ingredients involved. Pretty simple. This cake is a family favourite. During Eid relatives and friends who come to visit would expect this cake to be served :) and would also packed some to take home. So I'd like to share with you this family favourite. Enjoy.



1 tin butter
1 tin castor sugar
2 tins self raising flour
1 tin eggs (5-6 eggs depending on grade)
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbs golden syrup or honey
1 tsp baking powder

raspberry jam for centre spread
almond flakes for toppings


1) Whisked together the butter and sugar till white.
2) Add in vanilla essence and golden syrup
3) Beat in egg one at a time till finished
4) Fold in the flour which have been sieved earlier with baking powder.
5) Lined the bottom of the cake tin with rice paper and the sides with butter.
6) Fill in the cake tin with the cake mixture about 1/4 full.
7) Bake at 170 deg celcius for 20-25 mins
8) Turn the cake out of the tin bottom up
while its still warm and spread raspberry jam over it.
9) Place the other cake on top of the cake bottom to bottom, with the almonds topping showing on top.
10) Serve with tea/coffee. Enjoy

(pic from umidishes album; sandwich cakes on the right of plate)

I hope you would try this wonderful cake. In parting I'd like to state that I am just a home foodie and not a chef. What I have shared with you in this blog are dishes that I would share with you had you come to my house as my guest, i.e. the family food. This is how I prepare them and you might have your way of preparing them. Important thing is we love preparing them for our family and friends.

So till we meet again, take care of yourself.


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  1. Simple yet it's so delicious! thanks for the recipe Umi =) p/s: maybe next time you could bake one of those baked macaroni? hehehe

  2. Thank you for watching and trying..glad you like it..I'll try to show you how to make baked macaroni and perhaps a spicy fried macaroni too :)



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