Oma's Boterkoek (Dutch Buttercake)

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Debra1113

This is Boterkoek (Dutch Buttercake) just like my Oma (grandma) used to make. She passed away over a year ago now and I really started to crave it. I hope you like it as much as I did growing up! :)

Top Review by Good intentions

My family has 0 dutch heritage, so I made this recipe on a whim, not knowing what to expect. Absolutely delicious! I followed the recipe (except for the almonds) and baked for 27 minutes. The middle looked a little soft, but the edges turned brown and crispy, and it smelled amazing. I'd like to try mini ones or a square pan than can be cut into bars. Will that work?

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In medium bowl, mix together butter, sugar and almond extract.
  2. Add beaten egg except for 1 teaspoon.
  3. Sift flour and baking powder, and add to bowl, mixing with wet ingredients.
  4. Put dough in greased 9 inch pie plate.
  5. Mix the reserved 1 tsp of beaten egg with 1 tsp of water, and brush over dough.
  6. Sprinkle with sliced almonds, if desired. (My Oma always used the almonds, it looks pretty and adds a nice touch!).
  7. Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes or until done (firm to the touch).
  8. This is a dense cake, but should be soft on the inside and hard on the outside, but not too hard!

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