Moist Butter Cake

I have tried many different butter cakes and have seen blogs with different recipes.  What attracts me to the Little Teochew's version is a dash of cognac added.

"It yields a moist, buttery cake that is not too oily and heavy. Just the way I like it" - quoting from Ju.  This cake is really worth keeping....

Recipe taken from The Little Teochew

- 195g all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 170g unsalted butter, softened
- 225g sugar (I use slightly less, about 200g) - Personally, I feel this can be further reduced
- 1 large egg, plus one large egg yolk
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 12 tbsp whole milk
Optional (but it is a must for me): Add a splash of cognac if you have some in the house! Me too added.

1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius. Butter and line a 9-inch cake pan.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
3. Using a mixer on medium speed, cream butter and sugar until fluffy for about about 2 minutes.
4. Beat in egg, egg yolk and vanilla until well-combined.
5. On low speed, add flour mixture in 3 parts, alternating with milk.
6. Switch mixer to medium and beat for 10 to 15 seconds, just until batter appears uniform.
7. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth top with spatula or knife.
8. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until it a skewer comes out clean.
9. Leave to rest in pan for 5 minutes before serving.


  1. wah this looks really moist! bloggers' fav butter cake!

  2. I love butter cakes! All time favourites! ;)

  3. Moist soft buttery cake ! I am hungry for one now...

  4. I'm literally salivating looking at the pictures of the butter cake. I don't know why my butter cakes all end up too dense, yours looks moist yet light!

  5. i've also seen a few making this cake from this recipe, must be really good and the cognac sure gives an extra kick to this cake!

  6. I love a good piece of butter cake than any other cake. I tried out this recipe before and they were good.

  7. YUM. i love a good butter cake that is not too oily and this seems like a recipe to go for. I love the rustic crack in the middle of your cake too!and that splash of cognac (or grand marnier, or rum) is definitely not optional. LOL!

  8. i too am salivating - the butter cake looks really moist and yummy!

  9. Your really looks moist and finely baked! :)

    Did you use the full recipe? Can I check with you, your loaf pan is 9" and the baking time is 40 minutes at 190C? :)

  10. Its moist & yummy! Any more left?

  11. Jess, Cathy - This is a good butter cake. Give it a try, am sure you will love it.

    Joyce, Jean - thank you.

    Gert - give me a five!

    Angie's recipes, Crustabakes, Janine - yeah, I love this cake too - moist and not oily.

  12. hanushi - thanks for dropping by. Yes, I used the full recipe and the loaf pan is 9". I didnt really check the time but should be thereabout.

    DG - no more lah - you came so late. Next time OK?


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