1 hour 20 min

    This is a Dutch butter cake.

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    Serves: 15 

    • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
    • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
    • 250g butter, softened
    • 250g caster sugar
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 5 eggs
    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr5min  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour one 1 lb loaf tin.
    2. Mix grated lemon zest with 1 tablespoon sugar.
    3. Beat butter and sugar with vanilla sugar and lemon zest mixture until the mixture becomes white and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each one.
    4. Mix flour and baking powder together and then carefully fold into the butter and egg mixture. Pour cake mixture into prepared loaf tin.
    5. Bake cake for 60 to 75 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.

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    I grew up in a traditional Dutch family and is one of the most well known traditional Dutch Recipe. It is Boterkoek, not Botercake. Also, I think it is a typo that you bake in in a LOAF pan. You don't - I've never in my life seen it baked in a loaf pan. You bake it in one 10 inch round cake pan. Always.  -  20 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Actually something strange happened to this recipe. In the original recipe I submitted a very long time ago, there were equal quantities of butter, sugar and flour. The measurement of each of these three should be 50 grams per egg. So a 5 egg recipe requires 250 grams butter, 250 grams sugar and 250 grams flour. I'm sure if you try this the result will turn out better! In August I have submitted the recipe for the BOTERKOEK that some of the reviewers here are talking about. BoterKOEK is completely different from BoterCAKE. Unfortunately this recipe is not public yet.  -  25 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very good!!! Baked this in a 10-in cake pan so it baked in about 30 minutes.  -  11 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)