Boterkoek recipe - a simple Dutch cake

This authentic Boterkoek (Dutch butter cake) was passed to me by my husband's Tante Wil, surprisingly it doesn't have any almond in it.

It is a very simple easy to make cake using few ingredients and it is a firm favourite with my family. It reminds me of shortbread but it is much more moist with a different taste and texture.

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1 ½ cup of Plain Flour
175 g softened butter
¾ cup sugar
1 egg


Mix sugar and butter by hand until creamy
Mix in the egg
Mix in the flour
Grease a 20cm tin
Press down mixture evenly
Shape top of cake if desired
Optional: Brush top with milk
Bake in 180o oven for 30 minutes in 2 loaf tins or 45 minutes in the long expandable loaf tin

Leave in tin for 10 minutes. But cut whilst warm.

Enjoy with a nice cuppa.


  1. I love the idea of something so simple tasting really yummy!
    Hubby loves making cakes - will have to see if he can try this recipe out ;)

    1. Yes, it is very simple, with just a few ingreients - just make sure not to overcook it. It is supposed to be heavy and moist!


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