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Butterkuchen Recipe
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"A yeasted German-style coffee cake with a cinnamon sugar topping."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    1 hr 30 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    2 hrs


  1. Butter a 9x13 inch pan and set aside. In a small mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. Place milk, 1/2 cup sugar, salt and 1/2 cup butter in saucepan. Heat until sugar dissolves and butter melts. Cool to lukewarm. Add dissolved yeast and set aside.
  2. In large bowl combine flour, eggs and yeast mixture. Stir until smooth and blended. Pour into a buttered 9x13 inch pan, spreading dough evenly. Let rise in warm place for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup 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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 14, 2006

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 !!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 21, 2011


Aug 22, 2003

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

Aug 22, 2003

Yummy. Hearty, rich, buttery coffee cake with almost a bread-like texture. Delicious. A little time-consuming because of the cooling and rising steps but not difficult at all.

Aug 22, 2003

Was a little time consuming, but aren't all good things? I had a couple of problems with the dough rising and being too large for the baking pan, which caused my cinnamon sugar topping to run off of the top and onto the bottom of the oven. Ooops. I think a little bit of cinnamon in the cake itself would be a great addition, but overall it was a great recipe. Thanks Janice!

Dec 23, 2002

wonderful "old fahioned" cake. I am relocating to Germany and served it to friends who are relocating with us, It was a fun novelty and delicous too! A little time consuming but not hard.

Jul 03, 2005

This recipe is just what I was looking for, a not-to-sweet coffee cake that doesn't taste like baking powder. My husband, who doesn't like cake, really liked it. Thanks Janice!

Jun 08, 2009

My mother was famous for her butterkuchen, and had to bring it to many family functions. When we asked her for the recipe, she said she couldn't tell us because she just mixed until it looked right. I think we have the recipe now. The only difference is my mother would add chopped walnut to the topping


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  • Calories
  • 207 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.1 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 8.8 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 164 mg
  • 7%

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

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