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Butterkuchen

Also Known As:   Zuckerkuchen

This is a butter cake, the most basic kind of Blechkuchen. It is made from a yeast dough, which is baked with a topping of butter pieces and sugar. Some regions also add almond slices as a topping.

The butter cake is a favorite of Bremen and Westphalia (Westfalen). It is often served at weddings and funerals. Because of this, it is also called "Freude- und Leidskuchen" (Happiness and Sorrow cake).  

Region
Bremen and Westphalia (Westfalen

Main Ingredients
The dough is traditionally made of flour, butter, eggs, milk, sugar, and yeast. The topping is made of butter, sugar, and in some recipes almonds and cinnamon.

Additional Information
See also Blechkuchen.

Recipes
Butterkuchen  (Butter Cake)
Butterkuchen mit Quarkteig  (Butter Cake made with Quark)






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