Friday, 7 June 2019

Boterkoek (Dutch Butter Cake)

When you need to take a dessert and you have just a few ingredients on hand, Boterkoek is a good choice. It's quick and uses up the Club pack of sliced almonds that you have in the freezer. It's not too sweet and I took a few fresh raspberries and blueberries to complement the plate.

3/4 cup white sugar
2/3 cup softened unsalted butter
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp almond extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sliced almonds

Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add egg and extract. Add dry ingredients. Press into greased 8 in cake pan. Top with almonds pressing down lightly. Bake at 350F for 20-25 min. I like mine slightly underbaked. This time I did the full 25 just to make sure it was cooked through.