This is a Dutch buttercake.



  • 1 1/8 cups butter, softened
  • 1 1/8 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 10 inch loaf pan.

2 Mix grated lemon rind with 1 tablespoon sugar.

3 Beat butter and sugar with vanilla sugar and lemon rind until the mixture becomes white and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time mixing after each one.

4 Mix flour and baking powder together and then carefully fold into the butter and egg mixture. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

5 Bake cake for 60 to 75 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.

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