German Butter Cake

German Butter Cake

German Butter Cake is a yeasted sheet cake is also known as butterkuchen. It’s a classic German sweet cake recipe that has a gooey buttery topping and a sweet, chewy, base all dusted with powdered sugar.

I know why you’re here. You saw the words “butter cake” and that’s all it took. I feel you. BUT this is actually a VERY different kind of recipe than I am used to making…in the coolest way possible.

Full disclosure, I am not German in any way…so I certainly hope this is authentic. But you know, authentic or not, it’s delicious…which really is the most important. The base is a chewy, yeast cake, and the topping is an ooey-gooey, buttery layer, that gets crunchy on top when baked, but stays gooey on the inside!

German Butter Cake

Oh, and you should absolutely top it with powdered sugar.

I’ve teamed up with my friends over at Imperial Sugar on this one, so for the FULL RECIPE hop on over to their site!

German Butter Cake

I can compare this to a sweet danish-type pastry, so grab a cup of coffee or hot tea and enjoy!

Hop over to Imperial Sugar for the FULL RECIPE.

 

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

You might also like...

4 Responses
  1. , it’s pretty, authentic Butter cake has no eggs within the topping simply butter, sugar and cream. and sliced almonds on prime, that provides it a pleasant crunch and texture.

  2. Franziska

    German here, it looks lovely, authentic Butterkuchen has no eggs in the topping just butter, sugar and cream. Plus sliced or sliverd almonds on top, which give it a nice crunch and texture.

  3. Sara

    Butter and cake it absolutely the reason I clicked. #noshame
    I have never heard of a recipe like this so I am curious! Looks fantastic.

Leave a Reply

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

Tips for Baking Success!

Cookies and Cups Newsletter Get 5 Baking Secrets That Will Change Your Life!

Delivered Straight to Your Inbox, For Free:

Recipes You’ll Love

This site participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn a small fee by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Ad Blocker Detected!

Advertisements fund this website. Please disable your adblocking software or whitelist our website.
Thank You!