Butter Cake

This butter cake recipe is so easy and produce a moist, fluffy and rich cake. It’s my go-to recipe for birthday cakes and celebrations!


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Grease an 8-inch square baking pan lightly and line the bottom with parchment paper or wax paper, or dust it lightly with flour.

2. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl.

3. Beat butter and white sugar until they are fluffy and light in color. Gradually add eggs to the mixture while beating well after each addition; stir in vanilla extract afterwards.

4. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the creamed mixture alternately with milk while stirring until just blended (see Cook’s Note for Blueberry Cake variation). Pour batter into prepared pan when done. Cook Time: 35 mins

5. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) for about 30 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1/8 of a recipe (1 slice)
  • Calories: 306
  • Fat: 17.4 g
  • Saturated fat: 10.6 g
  • Unsaturated fat: 0.0 g
  • Trans fat: 0.0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 34.7g Fiber: 0.5g Sugar : 23.1g Protein 4g
Butter Cake

Is yellow cake and butter cake the same?

A pound cake is a cake that uses a 1:1 ratio of flour, butter, eggs, and sugar. A butter cake is similar to a pound cake, but it has different ratios of ingredients. For example, a butter cake may have more butter than flour. Yellow cake is a type of butter cake that gets its yellow color from egg yolks.

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So, are yellow cake and buttercake the same? Technically, no. But they are very similar. Both are moist and rich cakes made with lots of butter (or another fat). The main difference is in the ratios of ingredients used.

What is another name for butter cake?

There are two main types of cakes: butter cakes and foam cakes. As the name suggests, butter cake is made with butter (or margarine), while foam cake is made with eggs and no butter.

Butter cake is also known as a shortened cake because it uses baking soda or baking powder to leaven, instead of yeast. The addition of these leavening agents causes the batter to become light and fluffy, which results in a tender and moist cake. Butter cakes are typically denser than foam cakes, but this varies depending on the recipe.

Foam cakes rely on beaten eggs for their structure and stability. The proteins in the egg whites create a network that traps air bubbles, resulting in a light and airy texture. Foamcakes are usually lighter and less sweet than buttercakes.

So there you have it! These are the two main types of cakes, along with their key differences.

What are the 3 types of cakes?

There are three types of cakes: butter cake, pound cake, and sponge cake. Each type of cake has its own unique flavor and texture.

Butter Cake: Butter cake is a rich and moist cake that is made with butter, eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder, and milk. This type of cake is often flavored with vanilla or almond extract. Butter cakes can be either single-layer or multi-layer.

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Pound Cake: Poundcake gets its name from the traditional recipe which calls for a pound each of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour. Today’s recipes usually have less than a pound of each ingredient but the results are still dense and flavorful. Poundcakes are leavened with baking powder or baking soda and often contain flavoring extracts such as vanilla or almond.

Sponge Cake: Sponge cakes are made with eggs, sugar, flour, and baking powder (no butter). The batter is beaten until it is light and fluffy which gives the cake its spongy texture. Sponge cakes can be either round or rectangular in shape. They are typically baked in a tube pan so that they rise evenly during baking.

Genoise Cake: A Genoise is an Italian spongecake that contains melted butter in the batter (in addition to eggs, sugar, flour). The melted butter makes the Genoise richer than a typical spongecake but it still has a light texture due to all the air that is incorporated into the batter when it’s being mixed together. Often times genoises will be soaked in syrup before being filled & rolled into a log (buche de Noel) or stacked into layers (as in tiramisu).

What is a butter cake UK?

A butter cake UK is a type of cake that is made with butter as one of the main ingredients. The butter gives the cake a rich flavor and moist texture. Other common ingredients in a butter cake include flour, sugar, eggs, and baking powder. Butter cakes are often flavored with vanilla or lemon extract.

There are many different recipes for butter cakes, but they all follow a similar basic method. First, the butter and sugar are creamed together until they are light and fluffy. This step creates an important base for the cake batter. Next, the eggs are added in one at a time and mixed thoroughly after each addition. Once the eggs are fully incorporated, the dry ingredients (flour and baking powder) are slowly added to the mixture while continuing to mix everything together. Finally, any desired flavoring extracts are stirred in until everything is evenly combined.

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The resulting batter is then poured into a prepared pan (usually lined with parchment paper) and baked at a moderate temperature until it is golden brown and cooked through. A toothpick or Cake tester inserted into the center of the cake should come out clean when it is done baking.

What is butter yellow cake?

Butter yellow cake is a type of cake that gets its rich flavor and yellow color from using just egg yolks in the batter. The cake batter is made using the ‘creaming’ method where the butter and sugar are beaten together first and then the egg yolks, followed by the flour and milk are added. This results in a cake that is extremely moist and flavorful.

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