Boterkoek (Dutch Pastry - "Butter Cake")

Boterkoek  (dutch Pastry - Butter Cake) Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Tina Watt


Like many western European pastries, this one features almond paste. This is not to be confused with almond pie filling. Use a cake pan with a release or a spring form. The final result is a very dense, chewy torte.


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
30 Min


Add to Grocery List

  • 1 2/3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 stick
    butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 c
    basterd sugar
  • 1 pinch
  • 1/2 - 1 c
    almond paste
  • 1
    egg yolk

How to Make Boterkoek (Dutch Pastry - "Butter Cake")


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Combine flour, butter, sugar and salt to form course mixture. Note: if you can't find basterd sugar, combine 1/4 cup brown sugar with 1/4 cup fine white sugar. Work the almond paste evenly into the coarse pastry mixture.
  3. Lightly grease cake pan or spring form. Press pastry mixture firmly into pan.
  4. Add a little water and sugar to the egg yolk and brush the pastry.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Let cool, then cut in small, pie shaped wedges. Serve room temperature.

Printable Recipe Card

About Boterkoek (Dutch Pastry - "Butter Cake")

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

Show 18 Comments & Reviews

12 Heavenly Pound Cake Recipes

12 Heavenly Pound Cake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

We love us some pound cakes, the mouth-watering amazingness is always worth the extra time on the treadmill. Here are some of our favorites!

27 Blue Ribbon Chocolate Cake Recipes

27 Blue Ribbon Chocolate Cake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Chocoholics rejoice! 27 Blue Ribbon chocolate cake recipes that will make all your chocolate dreams come true. We suggest adding a gallon of milk to your grocery list today.

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes To Brighten Your Day

Flavorful Blueberry Recipes to Brighten Your Day

Kitchen Crew

The markets are bursting with blueberries these days! That makes me very happy because not only are they yummy, they're super healthy. Packed with antioxidants, research shows blueberries can help...