Butter Cake (Boterkoek)
Recipe type: Dessert
Total time: 
Serves: 20
  • 1⅓ cups butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tsp almond extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • Milk or cream for brushing top
  • Sliced almonds to decorate top (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until very light and fluffy (3-5 minutes).
  3. Add eggs and almond flavouring and beat well.
  4. Add baking powder and flour and mix well.
  5. Spread evenly between two 9" cake pans or pie plates.
  6. Brush tops with a little cream and top with sliced almonds if desired.
  7. Bake for 28-30 minutes, until light brown - do not overbake or cake will be dry.
  8. Let cool on rack before slicing and serving. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days.
This freezes well - wrap extra cake in two layers of plastic wrap and freeze until you need it.
Recipe by Hidden Ponies at http://hiddenponies.com/2012/08/butter-cake-boterkoek/