Boter-koek (Dutch Butter Cake)

This is a traditional Dutch treat great when you relax with a cup of freshly made Coffee – the Butter Cake is sliced into approximately 12 slices  and served cold with a little cream on the side.


200 gr Butter
200 gr Castor Sugar
300 gr Plain Flour
1 egg  (Separate the Yolk from the White)
1 pinch of salt
Vanilla Essence


  1. Pre heat the oven to 170°C  (fan forced) 190°C (conventional)
  2. Melt the butter (in a small bowl in the microwave)
  3. Mix sugar & egg white & vanilla together
  4. Add sifted flour
  5. Add the melted butter to the mixture until fully incorporated
  6. Press mix into a (use baking paper for best results) lined pie dish
  7. Beat the leftover egg yolk and glaze the top of the cake
  8. Bake in oven for 20-25 mins. Or until light golden brown.
  9. Cool then take it out of the pie dish.

 Tips for a better Cake:

  • Don’t leave it in the oven too long, as it will dry out and not be nice.
  • When you take it out of the oven it should be golden brown, and not set hard.
Dutch Butter Cake