Butter Cake

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recipe by Tenina Holder https://tenina.com/

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    Total Time
    3hrs 0mins
  • Serves icon
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Looking for the perfect birthday buttercake recipe? Then look no further! This cake is easy to make but is super moist and tasty - perfect!

Inspired by: https://tenina.com/recipes/buttercake

recipe updated 8 Oct 2019


  • Plain yogurt icon
    Plain yogurt
    150g (about ½ cup)
  • Whole milk icon
    Whole milk
    200g (about ¾ cup)
  • Egg icon
    4 (200g)
  • Butter icon
    250g (about 1⅛ cups)
  • Vanilla bean paste icon
    Vanilla bean paste
    1 tsp (5g)
  • Golden caster sugar icon
    Golden caster sugar
    420g (about 2 cups)
  • Self raising flour icon
    Self raising flour
    400g (about 3⅛ cups)
  • Malt powder icon
    Malt powder
    40g (about 2 tbsp)


  • kCook icon Spatula
  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Cake tin
  • kCook icon TM5 bowl

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 170°C, middle rack
  2. Grease a clean 24 cm round cake tin
  3. Add butter to the TM5 bowl
  4. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  5. Mix - approx 40 sec, 50°C, speed 4
  6. Then add plain yogurt, whole milk, vanilla bean paste and egg to the TM5 bowl
  7. Mix - approx 10 sec, speed 3
  8. Then add golden caster sugar, self raising flour and malt powder to the batter
  9. Mix - approx 10 sec, speed 3
  10. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  11. Mix - approx 30 min, speed 3
  12. Pour batter into cake tin
  13. Smooth the top
  14. Bake - 1 hr, 170°C, middle rack
  15. Cool - 15 min
  16. Move onto cooling rack to cool completely before icing
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