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Moist Butter Cake

Moist Butter Cake Recipe or Butter Pound Cake
Moist Butter Cake or Butter Pound Cake
This moist butter cake or butter pound cake recipe is made with pure butter. It is moist, soft and fluffy with a hint of vanilla. Very easy and simple ingredients but so delicious. Perfect match to an afternoon tea. It’s hard to resist!

(Recipe updated – August 23, 2020)

Moist Butter Cake Recipe


  • 230 grams cake flour, about 1 ⅞ cup (or all purpose flour)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature (250g)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 5 eggs
  • ⅔ cup milk (50ml)
  • ½ cup frosty icing, recipe below (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease and line an 7″x 4″x 3.5″
    baking pan with baking paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl and electric mixer, cream butter, sugar and vanilla until it becomes light and fluffy.
  3. Then, add eggs, one at a time. Add half of the flour and half of the milk. Keep beating in every addition over medium-high speed.
  4. Do the same for the remaining flour and milk. Transfer mixture into prepared pan.
  5. Bake for about 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and let it stand for about for 10 minutes.
  7. Turn cake over onto a wire rack and let it cool completely before frosting. Serve and enjoy!

For the Frosty Icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted (or Confectioners sugar)
  • 1 tbsp milk or water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavor
  1. In a bowl, add 1 cup sifted powdered sugar. Mix in 1 tablespoon milk or water. Stir well to make a smooth frosting. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring or any flavoring you love.
  2. Makes about ½ cup.


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