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Botercake (Butter Cake)

"This is a Dutch recipe for 'buttercake' made with plenty of butter, of course, and lemon and vanilla for flavor."
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servings 276 cals
Original recipe yields 15 servings (1 - 10 inch loaf pan)


  • 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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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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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. 25 Ratings

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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...

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I don't know what I did wrong. The cake looks great and tastes fine but it is very dry. The only way we could eat it is with some strawberries and milk poured over it.

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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...

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!!!!!

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...

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...

This was SOOO yummy. The lemon is very subtle and, reading the other reviews, this, IS a cake. I used the measurements given by Hanneke in her comment, since they were changed by the website. I ...