Grapefruit Butter Cake

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I think this is the first time I bought grapefruits and finding it difficult to clear as I don't quite like the sourish taste.  It was really a hard time trying to finish them.  Then I chanced upon Ann's grapefruit butter cake.

 
I must say  love this cake with the citrus taste and its not oily.  Ann, thanks for sharing.

 





Recipe source: Anncoo Journal (adapted from Jane's Corner)

Ingredients:

175g Butter
4 Eggs - separated
180g Sugar
165g Self raising flour
1/4 tsp Salt
30ml Grapefruit juice
1 tbsp Orange liqueur (contreau)
*zest from 1 one grapefruit
1 tbsp Grapefruit pulp

Method:

§    Line and grease a 7" baking pan. Pre-heat the oven 180C.
§    Sieve flour together with salt and set aside.
§    Beat butter and half of the sugar until light and fluffy. Add in yolk one at a time. Beat well after adding each one. Then add in grapefruit juice and zest, mix well.
§    Lower speed, add in flour gradually. Mix well add in grapefruit pulp, fold with a spatula and set it aside.

§    In another clean bowl, whisk egg white with the balance of sugar on high speed until soft peaks.
§    Fold in the egg whites into the butter mixture until well blended. Do not over-do it or the egg whites will deflate.
§    Pour into the prepared cake pan and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when tested. (note: covering loosely with aluminium foil after 30 minutes when the cake starts to turn brown



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6 comments:

  1. Chris, I'm drooling just looking at your pictures. I love grapefruit and can it everyday!

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  2. I have been thinking of this cake, as I love grapefruit. Yours looks so good, beautiful texture.

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  3. Hi Chris,
    Grapefruit can be very sour, a great idea to make a butter cake with it. Looks very moist and soft, lovely cake!

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  4. very interesting to use grapefruits in buttercake, looks delicious and moist!

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  5. great texture...i also never tried grapefruits in cakes before

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