German Butter Sheet Cake (Butterkuchen)

Also renowned merely as ‘German Butter Cake‘, will be} a classic treat that you simply can simply create reception. German Butter Sheet Cake (Butterkuchen) can sure enough win you over — nice for snack, course or breakfast. Provides it a try!

German Butter Sheet Cake (Butterkuchen)

This won't be as present as pretzels, but still, I even have nevertheless to examine a bakehouse (at least in Frankfurt), that don't have this butter cake.

This cake is a lot of sort of a bread, a yeasted bread to be actual, however they decision it ‘cake’ here in Federal Republic of Germany. Doesn’t extremely touch Pine Tree State, it’s still delicious.

Since I left my stand mixer in national capital, I refuse to shop for another one here in city.

German Butter Sheet Cake (Butterkuchen)

For the dough:

  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp butter, unsalted and softened
  • 2 & 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 cup milk, warm
  • 3 & 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg, room temperature and beaten

For the topping:

  • 1 & 1/4 stick butter, unsalted and softened
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup almonds, blanched and sliced


  1. In a bowl, combine ½ cup warm milk with yeast. Mix. Set aside until foamy.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and sugar. Mix to combine.  (If you are using a stand mixer, combine these in the mixer bowl)
  3. Once yeast mixture is ready, add to the dry ingredients. Add remaining ½ cup of milk and butter. Mix to combine.
  4. Add egg. Mix until a dough is formed. 
  5. Knead until dough becomes smooth.
  6. Place dough in an oiled bowl. Cover with clean kitchen towel and set aside until size has doubled. (Normally takes at least an hour).
  7. Once dough has doubled in size, take it out of the bowl and by using a rolling pin, roll the dough into the baking sheet’s size. (I use a baking tray that’s 33 cm x 40 cm.)
  8. Prick the dough with a fork randomly.
  9. Cover with clean kitchen towel and set aside for 30 minutes.
  10. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  11. When the dough is almost ready, start preparing the topping.
  12. Combine butter, sugar and cinnamon powder in a bowl. Use a hand mixer to mix.
  13. Once the dough is ready, use your fingers to make dents on the dough.  
  14. Spread the cinnamon-butter mixture on the dough, making sure that the holes have the mixture in them.
  15. Sprinkle sliced almonds on top of the dough evenly.
  16. Place in the middle of the oven for 18 to 20 minutes.
  17. Once cool enough to cut, slice the cake into 16 portions.
  18. Serve. Sprinkle with more sliced almonds, if desired.

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