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butter cake - cream butter with sugar does not work
« on: April 29, 2013, 01:12:23 am »
hi all. i tried to make basic butter cake yesterday. i used speed 7 for 1 minute to cream the butter and sugar but the butter melted & became watery instead of the fluffy & light texture when i used a cake mixture machine. am i using the correct method? hope someone can help me on this. thanks.

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Re: butter cake - cream butter with sugar does not work
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013, 01:17:28 am »
Hi Le, welcome to the forum.

For creaming butter and sugar I have found using speed 3 for a minute or 2 does a far better job. It keeps all the ingredients down around the blades for mixing and not up the side of the bowl. It would have melted from the speed of the blades on speed 7 for 1 minute.  Hope this helps  :)
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Re: butter cake - cream butter with sugar does not work
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013, 01:58:56 am »
Hello and welcome LE.
I use Faffa's method after she advised me and others a couple of years ago and find it just right. It saves having to scrape the bowl down heaps of times too.
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Re: butter cake - cream butter with sugar does not work
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013, 10:01:34 pm »
Thanks Faffa. I'm forever scraping down the sides of the bowl when creaming butter and sugar.  :)

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Re: butter cake - cream butter with sugar does not work
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2013, 10:24:51 pm »
Yes,  I use Faffa's method also. Great,  thanks again.

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Re: butter cake - cream butter with sugar does not work
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2013, 10:51:11 pm »
speed 3 is the way 2 go
i don't need a recipe i'm italian

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Re: butter cake - cream butter with sugar does not work
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2013, 11:52:26 pm »
I have also discovered that butter straight from the fridge works better than softened butter as the heat of the blades spinning warms the butter as it mixes. I also cream my butter and sugar on speed 3 for 2-3 minutes.
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Re: butter cake - cream butter with sugar does not work
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2013, 11:21:13 am »
I use the butterfly speed 4 / 2 mins when I really want to cream - i do this for my cinnamon tea cake and it works out perfectly.

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Re: butter cake - cream butter with sugar does not work
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2013, 04:53:57 am »
Same here Snappy.  The butterfly does a great job at creaming the mixture.
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