How to Make Butter Cake?
Imagine a cake that is crazy buttery, fluffy, sweet, moist and rich. This butter cake recipe is fail-proof, great for novice bakers and yields perfect results every time.
This is the BEST and easiest recipe you’ll find online and I am going to teach you how to make it from scratch at home.
What are the Ingredients for Butter Cake?
The recipe calls for simple and everyday ingredients that most people have at home:
- Unsalted butter
- All purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Vanilla extract
Just follow the easy recipe and instructions and in less than an hour, you will have buttery, moist, sweet and delicious cake from your oven!
What is the Difference between Butter Cake and Pound Cake?
They are both very similar as they use baking powder as a leavening agent. Pound cake gets the name because the traditional recipe calls for one pound each for the main ingredients: butter, flour and sugar.
Butter cake has a slightly different measurement (not in the same 1:1:1 ratio) but the core ingredients are similar.
Tips on How to Bake Butter Cake?
Make sure you follow the tips below for perfect results every time.
- Use a high quality butter. I like Challenge brand unsalted butter.
- Use a hand mixer or stand mixer to make the cake batter.
- To avoid over browning of the top of the cake, cover it halfway while baking with a sheet of aluminum foil. DO NOT COVER when the cake goes into the oven or it won’t rise properly.
Does Butter Cake Need to be Refrigerated?
No, you don’t have to refrigerate the cake. They are best served warm, or at room temperature. If you have leftovers, you can wrap it up with aluminum foil or plastic wrap to keep them from drying out.
You can keep them for up to 3 days. To serve the leftover, you can then warm them up in the microwave (for a few seconds) or toaster oven before eating the leftover.
Serve Butter Cake with:
I love having them with a cup of coffee or tea for afternoon. It’s absolutely delightful and delicious. For an afternoon tea party for both sweet and savory treats, I recommend the following recipes to go with it.