Dutch Butter Cake (Boterkoek) | Recipe


Today I’m going to share one of our favourite Dutch cookie recipe that can be done right before starting some couch time with your loved ones, aka Dutch Butter cake (Boterkoek).

Heard a lot of people telling me boys can be better cooks if they try, I’m not here to agree or disagree, but I do think if they put a bit of effort in the kitchen, the chance to make something eatable is pretty high. And in today’s case, yum!

One benefit of marrying into another culture, is getting a natural habit of getting your hands on the different types of food in your daily life. And today I’m going to share one of our favourite Dutch cookie recipe that can be done right before starting some couch time with your loved ones, aka Dutch Butter Biscuit (Boterkoek).

We’re not big butter consumers, however, once you’ve seen the attractive price tag of butter in Costco, you can’t help falling into the trap and getting a bucket load of it. Hence, unpacked butter in the fridge which will expire in 4 days can happen in our household. As a result, butter cookie popped out in the head as one of the best options to consume the overloaded butter.

SERVING SIZE: 1 Butter Cake (boterkoek)
Yields1 ServingPrep Time20 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time50 minsCategory, , ,


 250 g Plain Flour
 200 g Sugar
 200 g Butter
 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
 1 Free range egg
 1 Egg yoke
 1 pinch Salt



Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.


Mix the butter, sugar and vanilla extra in a bowl to an airy mixture.


Add 1 egg and salt to the mixture


Add the flour to the mixture and mix it all thoroughly till you get a nice dough mixture.


Grease a baking tray and put a layer of baking paper in it


Put the dough evenly in the baking tray


Use the back of a spoon to flatten it


Brush off the top of the dough with the extra egg yoke


Put the butter cake in the oven for approx. 25-30min until its golden brown.


Let it cool down on a rack. You can eat after it has cooled down. Best way to keep it is in the fridge. Honestly, the chilled version tastes even better :)

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