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Oma's German Butter Cake using Bread Machine

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

Oma's German butter cake, aka Butterkuchen, made with an easy yeast dough

This German Butter Cake, aka Butterkuchen or Zuckerkuchen, is often served for afternoon Kaffeeklatsch

If you really want to get your hands in there and do all the kneading, check out this German Butter Cake. (That's actually the photo of it!) But if you just want to throw all the ingredients into your bread machine, turn it on and do something else, you need to try this recipe.

Not only is this a basic yeast dough for this cake, but it works for so many others as a base.

Being that this is made with yeast, it tastes best fresh. However, if you want to preserve the freshness, freeze the cake for use on another day.

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Oma says,

If at all possible, serve this Butterkuchen warm with some whipped cream for a real treat. 

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Oma's German Butter Cake using Bread Machine

This German Butter Cake, aka Butterkuchen or Zuckerkuchen, is often served for afternoon Kaffeeklatsch. 

Use your bread machine to make quick work of making the dough. Then, finish off by hand and soon you'll be ready to enjoy.

Prep Time

10 minutes plus machine + rise time

Bake Time

25 minutes

Total Time

about 2.5 - 3 hours

Ingredients:

Yeast Dough

  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ⅞ cup lukewarm milk
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp soft butter

Topping

  • 3 tbsp cold butter
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, etc.) (optional)
  • ⅓ cup sugar

Instructions:

  1. Put all the Yeast Dough ingredients into the Bread Machine pan.
  2. Use the "dough" setting and start (usually takes about 1½ hours).
  3. Grease a 10" springform pan if you wish a thicker cake. If you prefer thinner, then you can use a 17"x11" cookie sheet.
  4. Once dough cycle is finished, pat dough into pan.
  5. For the topping, cut the butter into little knobs, placing them over the surface of the dough, slightly pushing them into the dough.
  6. Sprinkle with nuts (if using).
  7. Sprinkle with sugar.
  8. Cover and let stand in a warm place for about 30 minutes.
  9. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  10. Bake cake for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden.
  11. Let cool 10 minutes in pan on wire rack.
  12. Serve warm if possible.

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Oma's German butter cake, aka Butterkuchen, made with an easy yeast dough (use your bread machine for this)

German Butter Cake (Bread Machine) Just like Oma

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German Butter Cake (Bread Machine) Just like Oma
This German Butter Cake is traditional for afternoon "Kaffeeklatsch" and is so easy to make. Use your bread maker and cut down on the work.

Ingredients: yeast, sugar, flour, salt,

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