Butter cake flavoured with cream cheese, orange zest,cherry & cocoa..

By shanobiju  

November 9, 2016


115 g All purpose flour/ maida

110 g Granulated sugar

1/2 tsp Baking powder

2 Egg

90 g Salted butter

25 g Cream cheese

1 tsp Orange zest

1 1/2 tsp Cocoa powder

6-7 Canned cherries

1 tsp Sugar

3 tbsp Water


1Grease and dust 6"round cake tin or 8"x 4" x 2 1/2" (length x breadth x height) rectangle tin. Pre heat the oven at 150 degree C. Sift the flour with baking powder thrice. Keep it aside. Powder the granulated sugar and sift it once.

2Cut the cherries into small pieces and cook it with 1 tsp of sugar for 2 minutes. Add a drop of pink colour if needed.Turn off the heat and keep it aside.

3In a bowl, cream butter , cream cheese and orange zest well . Add powdered sugar and continue to cream.

4Gently beat the eggs and add little by little. Don't worry if this mixture curdles.

5Now fold in flour along with 3 tbsp of water,starting and ending with flour.

6Divide the batter in to 3 equal portions .Transfer two portions of batter into two separate bowls.

7To one bowl , gently fold in cherry. Do not stir the batter.

8Add cocoa powder to the second bowl. Gently fold in the cocoa powder and add 1 tbsp of water if the batter is thick.

9Third portion is already flavoured with orange zest.

10Now transfer the batter into the greased rectangle tin.First gently spoon in the plain batter first. Level it with a spoon. Next the pink layer .Do not shake or stir the batter. Now spoon in cocoa flavoured batter.

11Place it in the oven and bake it for 35 -40 mins or until done.


12 Reviews

Shano Biju

October 5, 2017

Thankyou so much for the appreciation..😍
The texture is very soft..You can try whipped cream frosting..


October 1, 2017

Tried this cake yesterday it was just yummy moist n great in taste.
Can we use this cake receipe for frosting with whipped cream or under a fondant.

Shano Biju

December 17, 2016

Thankyou Divya for the lovely feedback..

Divya Ganeshan

December 13, 2016

Made the cake..was Super..super moist ..cant post a pic here …thank u so so much for the recipe

Shano Biju

November 9, 2016

Romina..Thankyou so much..
You can try curd instead of eggs.


November 9, 2016

Looks awesome shano! Eggless options??

Shano Biju

November 9, 2016

Thankyou so much Vrinda..😍

Shano Biju

November 9, 2016

Elizabeth..you can add 25gms of cream cheese instead..

Shano Biju

November 9, 2016

Rekha..It is the outer skin of the orange..

Vrinda Kini

November 9, 2016

You are so awesome Shano, thanks for sharing. Will definitely try this mouthwatering recipe.


November 9, 2016

is it necessary to use cream.cheese shano

Rekha nayak

November 9, 2016

Wat is orange zest

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