Delicious, authentic Dutch butter cake. This cake is moist with a great almond flavor - a favorite in most Dutch households!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 - 8 inch round cakes
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 8 inch round cake pans, or 9 inch pie plates.

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  • In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, reserving just enough to brush over the tops, about 1 tablespoon. Stir in the almond extract. Combine the flour and baking powder; stir into the batter by hand using a sturdy spoon. The dough will be stiff.

  • Press evenly into the two prepared pans. Press almond halves into the top where each slice would be. Brush the tops with a thin layer of the reserved egg.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Cut into wedges to serve.

Nutrition Facts

264 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 34.1g 11% DV; fat 12.9g 20% DV; cholesterol 53.8mg 18% DV; sodium 151.8mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (45)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
I am from Holland and can definitly say that this tastes pretty authentic. If you want perfectly authentic put it aside and eat it the next day. Excellent! Yummm Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/27/2019
1.5 cups of sugar? or one 1/2 cup sugar...? Read More
52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
I am from Holland and can definitly say that this tastes pretty authentic. If you want perfectly authentic put it aside and eat it the next day. Excellent! Yummm Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2011
This comes pretty close to Opa's authentic Boterkoek and I must agree with Debora T. that it tastes more authentic the next day. I recommend letting it sit out for a night before eating it. I sprinkled sliced almonds on top after applying the egg wash. Also we like it a little more dense so in subsequent batches I used only a teaspoon of baking powder Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2009
Delicious! I used 2 tsp of almond extract, and 1 tsp of lemon extract for extra flavour. I added 2 tbsp of milk to make it a little less dense,and a pinch of salt along with the flour and baking powder. Instead of brushing the egg on top I made a quick icing with powdered sugar, almond and lemon extract, and milk. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2011
Buttery goodness. A little bit dry but thats how its suppose to be. Tasted better the next day as per other reviewers comments. A few changes made was I used self raising flour and ommited the baking powder. Didnt have almond extract so used 2 tsp vanilla & 1/2 tsp rum extract. Pleace macadamia nuts on the top of the cake before baking. Simply delicious..would make it again! Dh loved it. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2007
This cake was amazingly simple and delicious which is why I'm about to make it again. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2010
I just made this recipe for friends and it was demolished. This is very very good. I will be making this one again and again. I did make one change I suggest adding 1/2-1 teaspoon of vanilla extract along with the almond extract. It mellows the almond out a little otherwise it becomes too overpowering. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2008
This was really good though with a little more almond extract than I liked. I also dusted it with powdered sugar. Great dessert! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2011
So yummy! If you want it to taste amazing....put a layer of almond paste in the middle!!!!! So good and thats how my Oma always makes it! YUM! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2009
I've been looking for this recipe for years. To me it is more like a giant sugar cookie than a cake. Thanks for the recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/27/2019
1.5 cups of sugar? or one 1/2 cup sugar...? Read More