This Butter Cake recipe ("Butterkuchen"), also called Sugar Cake ("Zuckerkuchen"), is the traditional German cake served for afternoon coffee.
The yeast dough makes it economical yet absolutely delicious! It's among the best quick and easy cake recipes for that reason.
Here, this butter cake is topped with butter, almonds, and sugar. You can also include cinnamon, and/or sour cream in the topping giving a completely different cake.
The yeast dough is a basic cake yeast dough that can be used in many different recipes.
Never used yeast before and are hesitant to make this Butter Cake recipe? It's not that hard. Follow the pointers below the recipe and you may just find yourself making cakes using yeast quite often.
As with anything made with yeast, this tastes best served the same day it is made. Served still slightly warm from the oven with a bit of whipped cream, it is absolutely YUMMY!
If you're looking for a really, really easy version of this cake, one that uses a bread machine to make the dough, then check out this German Butter Cake.
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