When I saw this cake on Anncoo 's blog- Anncoo Journal, it was love at first sight ! I can imagine how great the taste would be when I read through her recipe. Boy, I am going to make it, I told myself and finally after almost 1.5 months I finally get to taste the real thing and gosh , it was one good butter cake to make. The fragrance of the grapefruit was so refreshing that as I was cutting it into slices, it tickles my nostril and sent my salivary glands into full action. A wonderful cake to make for the coming Christmas festive....you can't stop just at one slice...it is addictive. Took some to office for Claire and Miss K to try them out :) Even though the cake is addictive, it is better to share out the calories...this is what love is all about ... LOL!! Don't be selfish and keep all the calories to one self...share out for it is a joy to give and share during this festive season. The true meaning of Christmas !!!
I love grapefruit and I can have one a day when they are on offer....... this is the first time I have them in cakes and after trying this out , I know I will make this cake again . The texture is moist , light and fluffy. The aroma of the cake is heavenly and the taste is grapefruit juice infused. I love the pulps of the grapefruit and I added 1 tablespoon more of the pulps to the recipe.....it gave the cake a nicer color and a stronger taste of grapefruit ! Love it and thank you so much Anncoo , for sharing this delicious cake. Do hop over to see her beautiful blog with all those mouth-watering desserts she shared on her blog. You will love her blog as much as I do :)
Grapefruit Butter Cake - adapted from Anncoo Journal
175 gm butter
4 eggs - separated
180 gm sugar
165 gm self raising flour
1/4 tsp salt
30 ml grapefruit juice
1 tbsp orange liqueur ( contreau ) * I omitted this
zest from 1 grapefruit
1 tbsp of grapefruit pulp * I added extra 1 tbsp to make up for the orange liqueur
1. Line and grease a 7 " baking pan . Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
2. Sift flour with salt and set aside.
3. Beat butter with half of the sugar until light and fluffy. Add in egg one at a time. Add in yolk one at a time.
Beat well after adding each one. Then add in grapefruit juice and zest , mix well.
4. Lower speed, add in flour gradually. Mix well, add in grapefruit pulp, fold with a spatula and set it aside.
5. In another clean bowl, whisk egg white with the balance of the sugar on high speed until soft peaks.
6. Fold in the egg white into the butter mixture until well blended. Do not over do it or the egg whites will
7. Pour into prepared cake pan and bake for 45 minutes or until skewer comes out clean when tested.
* ( note- covering loosely with aluminium foil after 30 minutes when the cake start to turn brown )
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