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Botercake Recipe

Botercake

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"This is a Dutch buttercake."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 10 inch loaf pan Change Servings

Directions

  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 20, 2007

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.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
May 20, 2009

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.

 
Oct 18, 2007

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.

 
Jul 11, 2006

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

 
Jan 27, 2004

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 texture is unusual. (Somewhat greasy and crumbly and moist)

 
Dec 04, 2003

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 cake for your friends.

 
Dec 04, 2002

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

 
Mar 11, 2005

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 someone's diet. i doubled and did in a bundt pan and it turned out fine. it baked considerably faster but keep in mind also that this was at altitude (5400 ft). wonderful dessert.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 276 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 107 mg
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 309 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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