Grapefruit Butter Cake

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)


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


§    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


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

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

  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!

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

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


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