Guide To Serve Secret Recipe Arau Easy

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Secret Recipe has become synonymous with delectable cakes in Malaysia, and the Arau cake stands as one of their most iconic creations. This rich, buttery delight has captivated taste buds for years, but its recipe remains a closely guarded secret. However, fear not, for we’ve gathered the best intel to create a version that comes close to the original.


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For the Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • For the Cheese Filling:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the Crumble Topping:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold, cubed

  • Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13 inch baking pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper for easy removal.
    2. Dry Ingredients: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
    3. Creaming Butter and Sugar: In a large bowl, cream together softened butter and granulated sugar for several minutes until light and fluffy.
    4. Eggs and Vanilla: Beat in eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. Stir in vanilla extract.
    5. Alternating Dry and Wet Ingredients: Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in three batches, alternating with the buttermilk. Start and end with the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined after each addition. Do not overmix.
    6. Prepare Cheese Filling: In a separate bowl, cream together softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, softened butter, and vanilla extract until smooth.
    7. Assemble the Cake: Pour half of the cake batter into the prepared pan. Spread the cheese filling evenly over the batter. Top with the remaining cake batter.
    8. Crumble Topping: Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, and cold, cubed butter until a crumbly mixture forms. Sprinkle the crumble topping evenly over the cake batter.
    9. Bake: Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    10. Cool and Serve: Let the cake cool completely in the pan before cutting and serving. Dust with powdered sugar for an extra touch, if desired.

    Nutrition Facts: (approximate per slice)

    Calories: 450

  • Fat: 25g
  • Saturated Fat: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 100mg
  • Sodium: 250mg
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Sugar: 30g
  • Protein: 5g

  • Conclusion:

    While this recipe may not be the exact replica of the Secret Recipe Arau, it captures the essence of the cake – a buttery, tender base with a creamy cheese filling and a delightful crumble topping. Enjoy this homemade version and create your own delicious memories!

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

    1. Can I substitute buttermilk?

    Yes, you can! To make a buttermilk substitute, add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of milk. Let it sit for 5 minutes before using.

    2. What if I don’t have cream cheese?

    Ricotta cheese can be used as a substitute for cream cheese in the filling. The texture might be slightly different, but it will still be delicious.

    3. How can I store leftover Arau cake?

    Store leftover cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for up to a week.

    4. Can I freeze the Arau cake?

    Yes, you can! Once the cake has cooled completely, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then again in aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

    5. What are some variations I can try?

    Add a teaspoon of cinnamon to the crumble topping for a warm spice flavor.

  • Drizzle the top of the cake with melted chocolate for a decadent twist.