This Butter Cake recipe, aka Butterkuchen or Zuckerkuchen, is a traditional German cake often served for afternoon coffee.
In the photo above, 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.
Haven't 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. This is a recipe you'll get your hands into ... it's fun to knead!
However, at the bottom, you'll find a recipe for a butter cake that uses a bread machine. Faster. Easier. Just as delicious!
The yeast dough is a basic cake yeast dough that can be used in many different recipes economically yet absolutely delicious! It's among the best quick and easy cake recipes for that reason.
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