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The flavor of a blondie in a buttery Dutch cookie

Dutch Butter Cake (Boterkoek)

1 hour 15 minutes Plus cooling, 15 minutes active

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Dutch Butter Cake (Boterkoek)

If you opt to use unsalted butter in this ultrarich shortbread-like cake, increase the kosher salt to 1 teaspoon, otherwise the flavor will fall flat. And if you're so inclined, this is the place to splurge on high-fat, European-style butter or cultured butter. It's best to err on the side of overbaking, as the cake will have a raw, starchy flavor if underbaked. If you don’t have a springform pan, use a 9-inch-round cake pan coated with cooking spray and dusted with flour. Let the cake cool in the pan, then invert it onto a wire rack to remove.

10

Servings

Tip

Don't begin beating the butter and sugar until the butter is softened, then cream the mixture for a full 3 minutes. The batter needs to be very light and fluffy before the eggs are added, or it will bake up too dense.

1 hour 15 minutes

Plus cooling, 15 minutes active

Reviews
Sally B.

Curious, Clearly is a "butter" cake. When do you "want" this kind of cake, like your think whne you want a donut or a chocolate cake or a piece of apple pie with great crust.I am trying to place it with a desire.

Anna M.

So, you dont need a leavener?

Lynn C.

Hi Anna -

Nope. Leavener is not usually added to a traditional Boterkoek. Creaming the butter and sugar until it's light and fluffy and beating the eggs on medium-high speed, incorporates air that will lighten the cake, similar to how you would lighten a pound cake.

Best,
The Milk Street Team

Taylor M.

So some how I forgot to add the salt but I did use salted irish butter. Is it a total loss?

Lynn C.

Hi Taylor -

Definitely not a total loss, just won't be as salty. Let us know how it turns out!

Best,
The Milk Street Team

Taylor M.

It still turned out delicious! I will definitely be making this again!

Taylor M.

It still turned out delicious! I will definitely be making this again!

caren b.

made last night and ate warm lot of butter and greasy. I cut again today it is like a sugar cookie. Very pretty but won't make again. I have printed more to try.


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