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    Butterkuchen is a very simple yeasted cake that is marvellous with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Try adding a little more cinnamon to the topping if you like cinnamon! Enjoy this wonderful German recipe.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 2 (7g) sachets dried active baking yeast
    • 120ml warm water
    • 175ml milk
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 110g butter
    • 500g plain flour
    • 3 eggs
    • 110g butter
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Prep:1hr30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:2hr 

    1. Butter a 20x30cm tin and set aside. In a small mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
    2. Place milk, 100g sugar, salt and 110g butter in saucepan. Heat until sugar dissolves and butter melts. Cool to lukewarm. Add dissolved yeast and set aside.
    3. In large bowl combine flour, eggs and yeast mixture. Stir until smooth and blended. Pour into a prepared tin, spreading dough evenly. Let rise in warm place for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
    4. In a small bowl, combine 110g butter, 200g sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. mix together and sprinkle over the dough. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the top is golden and syrupy.

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    Great recipe. Everyone who tried it loved it!!!!  -  17 Jun 2013


    I have been making Butter Kuchen for many years, my german grandmother (nana) used to make it, the only difference between this and the Butter Kuchen I make is, I let it rise in a bowl covered with plastic wrap, then roll it out onto a big greased cookie sheet,cover,(let it rise again), put indentations in the top every 2 inches, then put butter in them, and then sprinkle with the whole top of the Butter Kuchen with sugar, & bake it at 350 deg. Butter Kuchen is absolutely fantastic !!!  -  14 Jun 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    this is truly a great cake to enjoy with a good cup of coffee.Best eaten whilst still warm and has yummy buttery and sugar topping  -  09 Nov 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)