Botercake (Butter Cake)

Botercake (Butter Cake)


"This is a Dutch recipe for 'buttercake' made with plenty of butter, of course, and lemon and vanilla for flavor."


servings 276 cals
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Original recipe yields 15 servings



  • Calories:
  • 276 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.9g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 99 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 309 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 10 inch loaf pan.
  2. Mix grated lemon rind with 1 tablespoon sugar.
  3. Beat butter and sugar with vanilla sugar and lemon rind 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 batter into prepared loaf pan.
  5. Bake cake for 60 to 75 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
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  1. 24 Ratings


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...

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 th...

Very good!!! Baked this in a 10-in cake pan so it baked in about 30 minutes.

This is one of the best cakes to make and eat - it's moist and buttery, with just the right amount of lemon, and everyone who has tried it loves it! If you like getting compliments make this ca...

This is not truely a cake but a glorified cookie. It's lovely and a highly traditional desert...Most Dutch serve it to guests who visit on birthdays. It is very buttery and sweet and the textu...

Only the dutch could make such a beautiful family will treasure this recipe forever and continue to enjoy it!!!! You must try this recipe today!!!!!

man, i can't believe more people haven't rated this. what a marvelous cake. i have nothing to add except that i also did a splenda version at my brother's house out of consideration for someon...

Lots of confusion... let me (a Dutch person) explain... First of all: I have no idea what this recipe produces, but the picture looks like "boterkoek". In The Netherlands, we have both "boter...

okay, haven't tried this particular recipe, but i'd like to point out that the actual dutch spelling of this recipe is boterkoek, not botercake. koek is dutch for cake. it's a little confusing...