Butter Cake Recipe
February 12th, 2008 227 Comments

Butter Cake Recipe

Butter Cake
Butter Cake pictures (2 of 6)

(This is the BEST butter cake recipe ever. Updated with new photos. Originally published in 2008.)

Even though I am still a rookie in the baking department, I am slowly but surely getting the hang of things, especially baking cakes.

Butter Cake

I love baking cakes; I find it rather easy, well, if I choose a simple recipe. I especially enjoy baking cakes in the weekends because nothing tastes better than a cup of hot coffee with a freshly baked cake—while I read through my magazines or newspaper on a Sunday morning. And then, on Monday, I can heat up my leftover cake in the microwave for 10 seconds and have myself a nice breakfast to beat my Monday blues and start off my hectic work week on the right foot. I love cakes, and now I love baking them.

Butter Cake

One of the cakes I absolutely love is butter cake–plain old simple but always good butter cake. It calls for really common ingredients that everyone has in their fridge or pantry, and that totally fits my bill in terms of convenience.

For butter cake, I used to cheat with store-bought yellow cake mix—Duncan Hines, Pillsbury, or Betty Crocker. Now I can just bake butter cake at home.

Love Baking? Try these baking recipes from Rasa Malaysia.

  1. Raisin Butter Cake
  2. Banana Nut Muffin
  3. Banana Bread (Banana Cake)
  4. Butter Cookies
  5. Pound Cake
RECIPE HERE: Butter Cake Recipe
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  1. Veron says:

    Those butter cake slices look so appetizing with afternoon coffee right now.

    • Lye says:

      Hi Bee,

      Trying your butter cake recipe twice, however, the result is about the same. The batter before adding the flour looks like the oil and egg have already separated, after added flour in it, it looks like a cake batter again. I did sieve the flour but when i scoped, can see some lumps formed, when I press it, I can’t feel the flour. Thirdly, after done, there was a wet surface appeared on the cake surface but not very obvious one. I turned my oven to 170 deg Celcius to bake the cake. Where have I done wrong? Pls advise.

  2. Love_at_first_bite says:

    Hey RM – I don’t know how you do it but I want to make all your posts. I have a big pot of shrimp stock i made last night in the fridge for Hokkien Mee this week. I can’t wait to see how your recipe turns out for me but now I’m craving dumplings and butter cake and I haven’t even had my noodles! Maybe i can make the cake for dessert and have the dumplings next week. Keep up the great work!

  3. Maya says:

    Coffee and cake…sigh..sounds fabulous especially for breakfast!!!

  4. Kevin says:

    The butter cake looks good! I have never made butter cake. I want to start doing some more baking.

    • renea edwards says:

      This recipe was amazingly delicious!!! the only issue we had(daughter & I) was finding the castor sugar and how the measurement cups I had was different. But other than that it was delicious and very easy to make!! BTW we ending up making the castor sugar ourselves…very easy!

  5. Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) says:

    You’re inspiring me to do some baking — these are the kinds of cakes that are wonderful to have on hand when friends drop in for afternoon tea. Some day I will bake and bake, and fill my freezer!

  6. Mansi Desai says:

    Some things are best left simple! this looks great Bee:)

  7. Manggy says:

    Thay’s a good simple recipe :)
    Cake for breakfast! That sounds like me a few years ago.. :p

  8. Claude-Olivier says:

    very simple, but so good. You could also add lemon juice or rhum ;-)

  9. Kok says:

    rasa malaysia,
    Wow, you’re into baking now? It’s sure a breakthrough since you only cook and no bake previously. I think baking is simpler. hehe. Enjoy!:)

  10. daphne says:

    i agree. Love a good old butter cake. It’s classic!

  11. Piggy says:

    Gong xi fa cai!

    butter cake is my all time favourite too! :-)

  12. Nic (KHKL) says:

    nothing like a simple yet hearty cake to go with that cup of hot coffee (or tea), eh? a very versatile cake too, i must say.

    tad late but still, happy chinese new year, rasa malaysia!

  13. Syrie says:

    lovely! You don’t look like a rookie to me. I love cake too, especially butter cake and tea cake.

  14. mimi says:

    I just bake a butter cake 2 months ago :) I like to bake too but sometimes lazy to clean up the messy after the baking…haha

  15. didally says:

    Nice food styling as always. I am tempted to do some baking now. Haha..

  16. Dhanggit says:

    well your butter cake looks too “pro” for a rookie in the baking department :-) i must admit i always love staring at your photos..coz even if i cant taste them for real the photos give real justice to their taste
    :-) i love this butter cake simple and perfect for our tea breaks

  17. Misato says:

    Hi,i am from Singapore. I have just started to learn how to bake. I would like to try out yr butter cake receipe. I am not sure whether i can get all purpose flour. Can i check is it ok if i substitute with cake flour? Thanks. Happy New Year!

  18. aiknhoon says:

    Tried your recipe last night with the help of my 3 year old son. It turned out very good! Yum!

  19. East Meets West Kitchen says:

    Yum! Butter Cake!
    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  20. Tny says:

    Butter cake resepi?!
    I wanna try it [someday] hehehe ;)

  21. MyF says:

    butter cakes, butter biscuits, i love ‘em all!

  22. Brilynn says:

    Given the amazing things you cook up I have no doubt you will soon show us your full prowess in baking too!

  23. Anonymous says:

    Wow, this recipe looks great! I’ll try to do it during weekend :)

  24. Annie says:

    Hi Rasa, My mum has a great butter cake recipe and it’s really simple but very, very buttery. If you want, I’ll email it to you. That was one of the first cakes I ever baked and until now, it’s one of those cakes that I can whip up without a recipe on hand.

  25. Mareza says:

    love all your recipe, you are making me hungry……
    my husband says i’m hungry because of you.
    i’m going to try the shrimp recipes and cake,

  26. Marilee says:

    Your butter cake recipe is awesome!! I can hardly wait to hase some in the morning with my cup of tea.

  27. Laila says:

    I didnt know butter cake was easy to make until i came across your butter cake recipe.

  28. Pat Gan says:

    Thanks for the fabulous recipe, extremely easy and tasty!!! Love it!!!

  29. Caroline says:


    CAn i replace all-purpose flour with spelt flour?

  30. Caroline says:


    i have tried your recipe. The color of the cake looks good. I followed the instruction until to the part where i had to grease and flour the base. I baked it for 60 mins but the bottom half have a layer of slight soggy. Could you advise on what is the cause of it?

  31. saree says:

    i love baking. i am a certified accountant and gave it up for baking goodies to sell. i did good but other preoccupations kept it on hold. i love butter cake. you can give it a rum glaze to make it better.

  32. Annie says:

    Hi RM, I L-O-V-E all your recipes! I am an Malaysian now residing in Istanbul, Turkey. Though I can’t try all your recipes (too bad that I can’t find certain ingredients here in Istanbul), just looking at the photos helps to quench the thirst, well, the appetite. Haa. Just a question, the oven degree used in your baking recipes, in Ferenheit or Celsius? Big Hugs!

  33. dana says:

    It would be good if the measurement for butter cake recipe is in weight. How much is 3/4 cup butter? 250 g?


    • Spadge says:

      Don’t know to be sure, but try looking for a fairy cake recipe and doing some simple maths might be the best bet, remember a simple fairy or sponge cake is a simple mix.

      4442, that’s 4oz(100g) Flour, Butter, Sugar to 2 eggs. From that should be able to work it out.

  34. vanny says:

    Have tried this recipe of yours yesterday, my family really enjoyed it!!

  35. I try to bake your buttter cake,according to turn out inside so wet.200 temp
    60mins.please do let me know what wrong baking.

  36. Maria says:

    That is a very good recipe. I actually added a little bit of ginger (which is good for the digestive) and it came out tasting delicious!

  37. Peng says:

    This is the third butter cake recipe I’ve tried and I’m still having trouble figuring out why they all turned out wet but cooked on the inside. This recipe was edible albeit looked totally different from the picture posted. How do you get a butter cake to turn out fluffy and dry? Can somebody with experience pls advise?

    • Hi Peng, I am not sure why. The only reason I can think of is the butter because different butter has different water/moisture level. If yours is too wet, then use lesser butter. I always use this recipe and it works fine for me, just as pictured.

      • Peng says:

        I’m beaming from ear to ear as I write this because I’m now able to savour this butter cake in its true form. Thank you for the advise. I reduce the butter by a third and I believe this is it. The butter I use really do have a higher moisture level than ordinary butter. I noticed that when I tried making some crumble for an apple crumble. The butter cake tastes truly truly wonderful – I’m happy again. Thank you so much for the recipe and advise – it tastes as good as it looks!

  38. Tracy says:

    Hi there, I tried this recipe a few times by using creaming method and works fine! Thanks =) Was just wondering that you said put all ingredients and just beat until smooth, approx. for how long please? I tried it today, its not as fluffy because I think I either over beat or not beat enough, thanks =)

  39. zat says:

    hi, I have been following your blog quite some time. I am very amazed by your great and stylish food photography. I have been learning baking myself. However, after a short hiatus due to laziness, I lost the connection with my oven and when I started baking again, everything does not turned out well. All my cakes were either burned but still damp on the bottom, does not rise even though I have put baking powder, still smell of eggs, texture of the cake is brittle..and the list go on. I don’t know what was wrong, is it my ingredients or my oven..or my bad baking skill…
    Regarding the simple butter cake recipe above, can u explain a little bit more on the technique. Is is as easy as putting ALL ingredient all at once and mix them up? or creme the butter and sugar first. I’m confuse :P I hope you can help me in baking even a simple cake recipe. Thank youu

    • I am not much a baker and I have no patience when it comes to baking. I always mix everything together at one shot and it works. I also creamed and sugar and butter first at other attempts and I don’t notice any difference. The key to a great butter cake is a very good butter. That’s all.

  40. Grace says:

    I have tried several of your recipes, and all of them are so tasty. I find myself coming back to your site for more and more recipes. Thank you so much for being so reliable and credible! :)

    Would you help me with some baking tips? I live in Trondheim, Norway. Are there any tips for baking during winter in this cold country? I tried banana cake and butter cake last week. Both of them rose well while in the oven baking, but immediately sinked when taken out from the oven. Was it because of the drastic change of temperature? How is it to make them remain fluffy?

    Nevertheless, they taste great! Husband loves them, and friends start asking for recipes. :)

    • Hi Grace – thanks for your comment and I am glad you love my cakes recipes. I am actually not much a baker and not sure about Norway’s weather, but I heard that when the cake has already risen, and it’s about to be done, you want to open the oven door a little bit to let the pressure/heat out so they won’t “sink” as much. Try it, I hope it works. :)

    • Peter Kong says:

      Everything expands when heated and contracts when cooled.

      Try opening oven door slightly for 2-5 minutes for the heat to escape then close the oven door without taking out the cake and wait for the temperature to be reasonably cool before taking the cake out into the cold air.

      I believe this can solve your problem. Let us know how it turns out next time you bake.

  41. em says:

    this cake was very simple but very tasty. just a few changes though: i used 3 eggs and 1 teaspoon baking powder. i threw everything into the bowl and mixed them until thoroughly incorporated (about 5 minutes or so), baked and sliced. the whole thing disappeared within minutes. thanks for the recipe.

  42. Amanda says:

    i have my butter cake still baking in the oven, i hope it turns out nice!!

  43. Murthy says:

    This is the first cake I have ever baked! Followed your recipe to the letter and turned out great. Can’t wait to try some of your other recipes. Thanks a bunch.

  44. yvonne says:

    I just made this as well as your banana bread for my family, and let me just say….it was an absolute HIT!!!! My dad even said it tasted better than my moms (: Thank you so much

  45. Meriam says:

    I bake this today but I dont know whats wrong because it doesn’t rise. I used the self rising flour. Do i still need to put a baking powder on it? And after mixing it and put on the baking pan do I need to wait a couple of minutes before putting to the oven. Pls answer me…

  46. Caroline says:

    How much is 3/4 cup butter in grams??

  47. Rani says:

    How much 1 cup in grams please help anybody i want to try this cake today

  48. Aleksandr says:

    A cake looks very appetizingly, hope that the same and to the taste. In a weekend will make attempt necessarily.

  49. Raj says:

    I tried your butter cake yesterday, taste was good I liked it but there was a crack in the middle of the cake when the was rose.Why is this? Please tell me if anybody knows.

  50. Adelene says:

    Hi, i’m tried to bake it but inside the cake color turns brownish not like in the photo. The cake is also not evenly raised. I’m a newbie in this. May I know what went wrong? Which brand of butter did you use everytime to make this butter cake? Pls guide.

  51. Raj says:

    I used oven proof dish made by glass.

  52. thank you, this recipe looks great! I’ll try to do it during weekend :)

  53. D says:

    Could you substitute cake flour for normal plain/all-purpose flour instead?

  54. Karen says:

    hello, i love your blog! i’ve followed your butter cake recipe for a couple of years now but noticed it’s been changed? i remember i used to add about 3/4 cup of milk but now it’s only a few tablespoons? i hope i’m not losing my mind. thanks, karen

  55. Ophelia says:

    Hi….what size tin should use? Thanks!

  56. sopiliza says:

    I finally found the right butter cake recipe!! Thank you for the recipe. It’s my first time baking it for an order and it turned out a great success. Definitely a keeper!

  57. viv says:

    What size of the greasing baking pan should i use?

  58. PL says:

    Hi, I have been following your original/simpler butter cake recipe for 2 years now and it always worked great! I don’t make it often and today I tried again with the updated recipe and it didn’t bake out quite as good. Do you still have a copy of your original recipe? Do you mind posting it again?


  59. Adeline Lee says:

    I baked the cake yesterday. There was a crack in the centre. I used a loaf tin.

    • Alex says:

      It is normal for a butter cake or cakes similar to this to have cracks when baked, especially in a loaf tin. My buttercake always has a crack in the middle – that is when I know it is successful and is done. However, there were some attempts where I underbeat the butter and sugar, which resulted in no cracks – the cake came out heavy and squishy – almost inedible.

    • sharon says:

      if your cake cracks or peaks and cracks its usually due to the oven is high the next time you bake turn you oven lower slightly all our oven are different once you know the right temp for a perfect flat cake mark it and use the mark when baking the next cake, electric ovens i find the temp is usually more hotter than gas , hope this helps

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  61. Hema says:


    I’ve tried baking a lot of ( literally )butter cake, but only the one in Rasamalaysia turned on really good, but I realized that the recipe was changed lately, is the any possibility of posting the older recipe again.

    Thank you

  62. Evie Lam says:

    I tried ur butter cake.. Turned out very nice n delicious. Thank you for sharing. I love butter cake :D

  63. apambalik says:


  64. Emily says:

    My oven temperature max.250 .can make it.

  65. Michelle chan says:

    Hi oven 280c can bake it

  66. Reem says:

    I remember tasting this cake… You gave me for kids, this is the same one right?..
    That was delicious!
    Just saw this cake and had to tell you…

  67. maxie says:

    Hi, I’m sorry but this must be a really annoying question you get all the time but is 375 Fahrenheit with a fan forced oven?

  68. JaneM says:

    What size loaf pan? I have both the 9×5 and 8×4. Thanks.

  69. Grace Marzuki says:

    Hi Bee, Love this butter cake recipe. Can I use buttermilk instead of ordinary milk (I understand it to mean full cream milk)? Grace Marzuki

  70. Jayne says:

    Thanks for bringing it up front again. I’m thinking of making a simple marbled butter cake for CNY this year, instead of cookies. My family isn’t a cookie family. I think an assortment of cakey nibbles will be more appropriate. Brownies, marble cake, banana bread… amongst a few ideas.

  71. victoria7 says:

    Omg, this is the best butter I have ever made, it was PERFECT as you said. I have tried quite a few recipes of yours and all of them turned very well. Thank you very very much.

  72. Leena says:

    Hi Bee,
    Happy New Year. I am back from my holidays with family and friends. Alot of them have turned vegetarian. Even alot of my chinese Buddhost friends have turned vegetarian in Singapore. Can you advise as to what replaces eggs in your cakes (as they are the best that I have tried)that includes your kuih recipes.

  73. tina says:

    i just made this cake and it is perfect! i recently found your blog through skinnytaste and can’t wait to try more of your recipes..esp the chicken tikka masala pizza..thanks for the recipe. btw, for u.s readers, 200g of flour equals 1.6 cups and i used extra granulated sugar 200g = 1 cup.

  74. Et says:

    Can u pls confirm whether it is 1 tspn baking powder or double action baking powder. I used baking powder – it rises in oven but sinks when taken out of oven. Pls help as I intend to try again. thanks

  75. Baking powder always kicking me on baking, 1 tsp baking powder, whether it is heaped one or flattened one..always confused and end up in hard or soggy cakes..Try my luck this time..

    • Verena says:

      Hi Pepper Bowl

      All measurements in any recipe are never heaped, unless specified. Level off your teaspoon or cup with a flat-edged knife. Hope that helps…

  76. SF says:

    Unfortunately I could not get it turn out as you intended! The middle was uncooked so I lengthened the baking time. The resulting cake was way too oily. Any idea what could have gone wrong?

    • JANY says:

      Had the same oily result in the final baked cake. Even before baking, thought the amount of butter was excessive.

  77. Eiko says:

    Just wondering if I can use cake flour instead of plain/ AP flour?

  78. Sundrop2204 says:


    Can you just tell me what is 375deg F equivalent to in degrees Celsius?? Why do you calculate in Fahrenheit and not Celsius? I thought Malaysian ovens use Celcius like in UK.


  79. Merida Tan says:

    Hi, I’m v interested to start baking and saw your butter cake recipe that I’d like to try. Just to check, can I use salted butter cos I hv quite a few at home and dun wish to waste. Thanks.

  80. sharon says:

    i cant wait to try this recipe thanks for sharing

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  82. aikwanong says:

    200g sugar is too sweet for me. I wld like to reduce sugar to 140g, what do i hv to do with the amt of other ingredients? pls adv. tq

  83. Lynn says:

    What do you mean by 2 and 1/3 stick of butter? Pls help cos im really interested in trying this out ;)

  84. Love this! And I’m sure I could make dinner out of this too. I’d much rather snack on this than eat real food.

  85. Mia says:

    I tried this cake today, and it was good. Thanks for the recipe. Mine didn’t look like yours though, and it turned out really greasy. I will modify it.

  86. KIKI says:

    Made it, Love it!!
    Soft and light but a lil oily but yummy.
    Thank you

  87. xy says:

    would like to ask step 8 mix flour with the
    mixture using spatula or mixer?

  88. misty says:

    hi, may i know what is the difference between using milk and yoghurt in this recipe?

  89. Koh Siok Mei says:

    I tried this butter cake. Instead of plain butter cake, my kids suggested to marble it with three flavours. So I incorporated chocolate and strawberry flavours in. It turned out marvellous. Moist and buttery. This is a very nice butter cake base for marble cake as well. I baked at 180 degree C for 40 minutes. Thanks for this wonderful recipe.

  90. max says:

    Hi. May i know why a cake sinks after baking, especially the centre? Am looking forward baking again

  91. Daphne says:

    Hi.. It’s my 1st time baking a butter cake so pardon me if I sounds silly. Can I ask how many servings is it for the recipe u given? Is it ok for me to use a silicon cake tray? Lastly, is there any specific rack to use, like top/middle or lower rack? Thanks in advance!

  92. Michelle Wu says:

    Hi, pardon me but what type of baking tin should i use for this ingreidents as i am very new to baking. Any recommended inch or CM round tin that i shoud buy?

  93. monica says:

    hi Bee, i’ve been following ur blog for quite sometime n been tried alot of ur cooking recepies especially on chinese food. This morning my son asked me to baked a cake for his tuition teacher. So i choose ur butter cake because i thought its easy n simple.. but i was wrong! my cake doesn’t look great. it has grease looking patches around the bottom half, although the texture has absolutely no problem – uniformly soft n fluffy. I’m puzzled by the grease patches and have been trying to figure out the cause of it. Could it beacause of over beating??? I hope you can enlighten me. THANKS!

  94. tracyvoo says:

    Hi there, can anyone tell me when i fold the flour into the mixture do i mix using the eletric mixer or manually?

  95. Penny says:

    2 and 1/3 stick of (250g) butter, does that mean 580g butter?
    And flour only 200g, will it be too oily?
    Can i use cake flour/low flour for this recipe?

  96. Wendy says:

    Hi Bee, why is my cake still wet in middle even though I have reheat them in the oven?

  97. Carmen Quinquilla says:

    This cake looks delicious. When you say: Serve warm.. Can I eat it cold (room temprature) …does it taste the same???? Thanks

  98. Lily Ko says:

    I love your recipe, it is even better than my one one. Yesterday I used this recipe to bake chocolate cake and it turn out good too.

  99. Mimmy says:

    Hi there – I tried your butter cake recipe after trying the banana cake recipe and I’m thrilled to say that I wasn’t the least bit disappointed. This really is the best butter cake recipe by far!
    You are just an amazing person – you share your recipes with the world and give a little happiness to people’s life by doing so. Thank you so much!

  100. esther says:

    Hello….I just made u butter cake recipe,but it seems too oily,I will ave to reduce my butter on the next trial….although I used margarine instead of unsalted butter and omitted salt…..didn’t u notice the oily result?

    • Hi Esther, with butter, the cake is just buttery but not oily. It’s great and many people have great results. I am not sure about margarine, but I would think it’s more oily since it’s made from processed fat and oils.

  101. esther says:

    So do u suggest I use unsalted butter or reduce. My margarinne to 225g or 200grams….I like the taste too,but my ppeps said its too oily I als notice wen you take a chunk and squeeze the oil comes out…

  102. esther says:

    The cake normalized today….it was really tasty….I think I will teach my students this but if I reduce the butter to 225grams will it affect its out come?

  103. Nadine says:

    Hi Do you use bleached or unbleached all purpose flour for this recipe? Thanks

  104. Yvonne says:

    Hey your butter 2 and 1/3 stick ( 250gm) means 250 x 2 and 1/3 ? 583gm of butter?

  105. Yvonne says:

    what -.- our butter is one stick 227 gm, and i followed ur 2 and 1/3 stick. ruined my cake

    • Yvonne, I am so sorry to hear that. This website is in US measurement because I am based here and the 1 stick of butter here is very small…in the recipe it says 2 1/3 stick butter (250g).

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  107. Sam says:

    Hi, what pan size should I use?

  108. ong says:

    Hi, i just baked. taste is good. however the inner texture doesn’t like a cake, how could it so?
    Besides reducing 200g sugar to 100g, everything exactly the same.

  109. Ver says:

    Hi Bee, thanks for the recipe it smells & tastes absolutely yummy. However, the bottom part of my cake came out looking undercooked, very moist, but skewer comes out clean. I have a oven thermometer so I don’t think it’s the oven temp, I’ve tried baking longer but it stays the same. Is there any other possible reasons about this? Thanks.

  110. Ann Damirez says:

    Would that be okay even without vanilla essence? I couldn’t find it here in Taiwan. i just got vanilla powder.

    Thank you!

  111. rachael lo says:

    hi can i know what is the difference in using milk or yogurt to make this cake.

  112. subi says:

    Can u give the measurement by cups… Flour sugar magarin

  113. Leslie says:

    Would anyone know if using a gluten-free flour blend might work?

  114. Leslie says:

    Would anyone know if using a gluten-free flour blend would work?

  115. MrsLim says:

    Thanks for the recipe. It was soooo delish my colleagues were raving about it and asked for the recipe. Hopefully I can taste theirs soon. :)

  116. Linda says:

    Thank you for the recipe. The butter cake is so yummy!!

    But I ran into a problem: every time I bake butter cake or pound cake, it’s always black on the outside, like overcooked? I have to cut that part and dump it.

    I did follow the recipe and even lower my oven to 370 and 375 but it’s still ugly.

    Thank you!

  117. jolyn88 says:

    i think the butter should be listed as “a total of 250gm” as 2 and 1/3 stick (250gm) makes people think that it’s 2 + 1/3 of a 250gm stick. I used almost 580gm of butter as well. everything wasted. =(

  118. April says:

    Hi there. Can I use Cake Flour instead of AP flour?

  119. Dee says:

    Just made the cake today using your receipe. I used the yogurt option. Used170 fan forced for about fifty mins. Perfect! Thank you!

  120. sharon says:

    hi i tried your cake last year & decorated it with butter cream, it was wonderful.on June 17th my second daughter’s 1st birthday, so my hubby asked me to go for yours then i tried yesterday but it didn’t turn out good like before.i can see small i mean very very tiny lumps all over the cake.
    secondly according to Australian cup 250ml i did last year cake.
    but this time i did measuring on scale as i found American cups are different to Australian cups.
    what i observed was cup measurement was so less than the scale measurement,for example 200gms crossed more than 250gms in my cup.may be i put 200gms according to scale but it may be 280 according to cup.
    i don’t know what was the reason & what to follow next time.
    i thought may be the lumps are bcoz of not mixing properly or more flour.i was scared that i may over mix as u said fold in the recipe.can i put more milk or can i mix for longer time.
    if u can plz help me.i know it was not your mistake.hope you understand.

    • Hi Sharon, it’s the same recipe. You should just use the metric measurement, which will be the most precise. For the tiny lumps, they are the flour, so please sift the flour twice for the best results. Don’t add more milk but mix it slightly longer to dissolve all the lumps. Good luck! PS: Yes all measurements are in US cups on Rasa Malaysia.

      • sharon says:

        thank you for your reply & understanding, you are so quick in replying. any way the lumps are so tiny so i will follow as you said.thank you for the detail morning my hubby eat the cake & said its so delicious & the tiny lumps are not really visible.i mean no one will no if i don’t tell them.
        so i can double or triple the recipe right?
        keep up the good work.may god bless you.thanks in advance.

        • Yes you can double or triple the recipe but depending on your pan, you might need to adjust baking time. Easiest is to buy a few loaf pans and bake a few of them at once. You should try my marble cake recipe, similar. Just search on the top right on my site for the recipe.

  121. Mabel says:

    Hi! I was thinking of trying your recipe tonight. Husband has been asking for butter cake for a long time! My first time baking with yogurt, so may I know what type of yogurt you used? I only have Greek yogurt at home at the moment. Is it ok? Or is there modification needed? I like milk flavour too. How to mix the two of them in your recipe? Thank you!

  122. Cindy says:

    Hi Bee, thanks for the recipe. I baked a butter cake using your recipe (with a few accidental tweaks) and my friends loved it. Instead of using only AP flour, I mixed AP flour and self-raising flour. It worked. I didn’t have an electric mixer, so I microwaved the butter for less than a minute to soften it and pour it into the caster sugar then hand-mixed them. And I mistakenly added the milk to the mix prior to the flour part. I appreciate your recipe a great deal. Haha. Made my day when my friends, especially the Italian friend, said it’s very hard to bake a cake so fluffy inside. So it means you did a splendid job writing the recipe/method. I did freak out a little when the top was turning too brown but it wasn’t totally cooked inside, but my housemate suggested I reduced the heat a little. It worked out alright. So thanks!!! :D

  123. Vijaya says:

    Hi…Need to use baking powder?

  124. Kat says:

    Can I use this recipie for a birthday cake with frosting?


  125. Michelle chan says:

    Hi Michelle here. I got make butter cake the cake come out the cake inside wet. Why. I think is uncooked

  126. Jennifer says:

    Thank you for this simple recipe, it is a keeper for me. I made this cake with 2 large eggs this afternoon, all other ingredients scaled down for 2 eggs recipe, baked at 160 deg c for first 10 mins, up temperature to 180deg c for next 10 mins. Cake browned evenly.

  127. Yasmin says:

    Hai! If I half the recipe, should I also half the baking time?

  128. Xiao says:

    I tried to bake this cake last weekend and turn out very good! Only thing is it was slightly burnt at one of the edges… perhaps temperature should be 180 deg and for 45 minutes instead of 191 deg C for 40 minutes?

    Btw…would the baking pan make a difference? I used a tube silicon one…

  129. Xiao says:

    btw… I read above using square pan. I have one of that but seems rather low in depth (about 5-6cm). Can that be used? Would baking in a regular round pan versus a tube pan make a difference?

  130. Annette says:

    What size cake pan? A loaf pan? Or 8 x 8, or 9 x 9? It would help tremendously to know peaking pan sizes for all cake recipes. Thank you!

  131. Carey says:

    Hi, I’m finding an easy way to make an apple crumble.. Wonder do you suggestion for a simple and nice recipe.

  132. Kareen says:


    The cake turns out to be delicious. However, how do I make it to be more soft and fluffy?

  133. Angela says:

    Why did my butter cake turn out with a sort of ‘wetness’ at the bottom of the cake? The cake was fluffy and light and delicious !!!!

  134. KiKi says:

    Could you also post the previous Butter Cake recipe again please. I tried both but this one didn’t rise at all. I made your previous Butter Cake recipe twice and it came out perfect. Love all your posts. Thank you.

  135. Sari says:

    Thanks for the recipe. This is the first time I’m baking. And it turns out good!

  136. afzan says:

    Hi, i would love to try your butter cake recipe, may i know what is the different if using yoghurt or milk? thanks in advance.

  137. Darrin says:

    Hi, I tried your recipe but the surface turned brown quickly and at the end, it was kind of dark. And the side crust was all hard and crispy. How do I ensure the surface is golden brown than dark brown and the sides won’t be so hard?

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