Butter Cake Recipe

Butter Cake - the best butter cake recipe you'll find online. This fail-proof recipe yields sweet, buttery and rich cake that goes well with a cup of coffee or tea.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Baking
Keyword Butter Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 people
Calories 569 kcal


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature (225g)
  • 7 oz all purpose flour (200g or scant 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 7 oz sugar (200g or 1 cup)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons whole milk or plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Lightly grease the pan (loaf pan, mini loaf pan, 8x8 or 9x9) with some butter. Mix the flour and the baking powder together and sieve. Add in the salt and mix well. Set aside.
  3. Use an electronic hand mixer or stand mixer to beat the butter and sugar until well combined or pale yellow in color. Add in the first egg. Beat well after each addition of egg until creamy. Scrape down the sides for even mixing. Add in the vanilla essence and mix well. Fold in the flour and mix well. Add in the whole milk or plain yogurt.

  4. Pour the batter into the greased baking pan. Shake it lightly to distribute the cake batter evenly. Bake until golden brown and cooked, about 40 - 50 minutes. Use a cake tester to test if it's cooked.

  5. Remove it from the oven and let cool on the wire rack for 5 minutes. Cut into pieces and serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Depending on the oven, it may take more than 40 minutes to bake the cake. To prevent the top of the cake from browning too fast, cover the top of the baking pan with a sheet of aluminum foil.

Nutrition Facts
Butter Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (6 people)
Calories 569 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 191mg 64%
Sodium 246mg 10%
Potassium 165mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 59g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 34g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 22.3%
Calcium 7.1%
Iron 11.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.