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 12 slices
Calories 238 kcal


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

  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. To prevent the top of the cake from over browning, cover the top of the baking pan with a sheet of aluminum foil once the cake top is set. Use a cake tester to test doneness.

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

Recipe Notes

Add 2 tablespoons more butter to the recipe if you want extremely buttery cake.

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 once the cake top is set.

Nutrition Facts
Butter Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (12 slices)
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 123mg5%
Potassium 84mg2%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 560IU11%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.