Butter Cake Recipe

Butter Cake - the BEST butter cake recipe you'll find online. Crazy buttery, sweet and rich, so addictive and delicious.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 437 kcal


  • 2 sticks 225g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 7 oz 200g or scant 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 7 oz 200g or 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons fresh milk or 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 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 milk/yogurt.
  4. Pour the batter into the greased baking pan. Shake it lightly to distribute 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 g)
Calories 437 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 10.9g 55%
Cholesterol 165mg 55%
Sodium 358mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 59.8g 20%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%
Sugars 34.2g
Protein 8.4g 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.