A decadent Dutch cake that's super easy to stir up and a perfect complement to a cup of tea or coffee. It's actually more like a soft cookie than a cake but definitely delicious nonetheless.

Allison

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9 inch cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 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 a 9 inch round cake pan or pie plate.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, sugar and almond extract until light and fluffy using an electric mixer. Blend in the egg. Combine the flour and baking powder; stir into the mixture using a sturdy spoon until dough forms a ball. Press the dough into the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top is light golden brown. When cool, slice into wedges to serve.

Nutrition Facts

219 calories; protein 2.2g 5% DV; carbohydrates 28.7g 9% DV; fat 10.8g 17% DV; cholesterol 42.6mg 14% DV; sodium 99.1mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2007
I brought this to a family dinner. It was delicious. However my DH was expecting something gooey. This is what he remembered butter cake as from his childhood. This cake is not gooey. It is rich flaky & buttery. Delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2008
I've made this twice now once back in February and then again today. It is an alright accompaniment to a cup of tea but not something I would make for company or serve on its own. Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2007
I brought this to a family dinner. It was delicious. However my DH was expecting something gooey. This is what he remembered butter cake as from his childhood. This cake is not gooey. It is rich flaky & buttery. Delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2008
This Dutch Treat is DELICIOUS! It tastes like I used Almond Paste but without the hassle and expense.I make this ALL the time. Don't even think of using margarine. It is quick and tasty. I usually brush the top with milk or egg whites. I've made it in the pie plate sliced in wedges and in a square pan and cut into small bars. It is ALWAYS a hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2010
Sooo good. A little sugar on top would be good for next time. I haven't had this in a long time and it came out exactly like I remembered it. I baked it for right about 35min and it browned nicely:) Thanks for the great recipe! My husband tried it today and liked it too. It's just how he remembers it being. His grandparents are Dutch immigrants. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2008
Very Good. Even my husband who does not generally like Almond flavor really liked this. The texture (for me atleast) was more cookie like but absolutely delicious! I may try different flavors next time like vanilla instead of almond. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2008
This is AMAZING! Incredibly easy and such a great taste. A wonderful change from the standard cakes... I cooked for exactly 35 minutes and it was perfectly done. Please note the sides turned a golden brown but the top does not brown up so don't use that as your measure:) This stays at the top of my recipe box. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2009
I fixed this for a family dinner and it got rave reviews!!! Then I brought the leftovers to work and the same thing happened. The only thing I changed was the removal of the baking powder. My mother never used that in her recipe and we are all from Holland. Thanks to Allison for giving me back a recipe I had lost. One more thing. I only baked it 25 minutes and it came out perfect. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2008
I've made this twice now once back in February and then again today. It is an alright accompaniment to a cup of tea but not something I would make for company or serve on its own. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2013
Wow!! This was GREAT! I have never had this kind of cake before but chose it because my husband and I love almond flavoring. I didn't change a thing. I only cooked it for the least amount of time suggested 30 min. due to all the reviews saying it dries out and it was perfect. If you don't like almond flavoring then I would imagine it would taste just as good with whatever extract you like. It is just as it is described a cross between a cookie and a cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2009
LOVED this- thanks so much for the recipe! My husband's family is Dutch and when he tasted this he said it reminded him of his grandmother-- best compliment ever:) thanks again! Read More
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