Monday, November 7, 2011

Simple Butter Cake with Peach Sauce

Wow!  It has been a crazy week.  It was nice to take a little blogging break and catch up on some things at home.  We prepared for and had a fantastic garage sale.  We also did some preparation for our Christmas traffic, for our business.

I am so delighted to be participating in the Secret Recipe Club this month.  It is so exciting, kind of like Christmas morning.  This is how it works...  You sign up for The Secret Recipe Club by going to the website here. A name is 'drawn' and assigned to you.  "You simply choose any recipe from the blog you are assigned, make or bake it, and blog about it on the date specified..."

This month I "drew" Yumsilicious Bakes a fantastic blog written by Avanika, a 21 year old from Mumbai.  She has recently relocated to the UK to attend University of Warwick's Business School for her Masters.  Avanika says she has a sweet tooth and judging from her fabulous collection of recipes I can agree.

I found a huge selection of amazing recipes and wanted to make so many, but in the end her story about an amazing New York Style Coffee Cake being comforting drew me to the cake side.  I am a cake lover, I could eat it all day long.  Truth be told that line about cake just being the carrier for the icing, doesn't apply to me.  I would prefer to have two pieces of the cake and leave the icing.  Weird I know.  

This Simple Butter Cake was no different.  It is soft, buttery and delicious.  I made a Peach Sauce to go on top to make it look pretty, but it certainly didn't need it!!!

A - MAZ - ING!!!  I actually have a bite sitting next to me that I couldn't finish.  I had it with dinner.  I am giving the rest of the cake away.  It is so good that I could eat it until I had a belly ache and that wouldn't be good!

Check her out and check out the Secret Recipe Club!!!

Yield: 1 cake
Author: Donna Elick
Simple Butter Cake

Simple Butter Cake

Simple Butter Cake
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 45 MinTotal time: 55 Min


  • 2 sticks + 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 egg whites


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter a loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and ½ cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla extract and the yolks one at a time, beating well between each addition. Beat in the milk. Add the baking powder, salt and sifted flour, beating until incorporated.
  3. In a medium bowl, whip together the egg whites and the remaining 1/2 cup sugar until soft peaks form. Beat in 1/3rd of the whites into the mixtures, and then fold in the rest gently.
  4. Bake for about 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, and the top feels springy to the touch.


  1. This cake looks delicious...great choice!

  2. The cake looks perfect. (What is up with your preference for an icing free cake? That is crazy talk from the girl who mocked my icing free cookies! hee hee)

    I hope that you have a fabulous day today!

  3. seriously what is better than a butter cake. The moist yumminess is just heavenly. It reminds me of my grandmother's baking! Thanks for sharing- great SRC post

  4. Aww, thanks for the kind words. Glad you liked my blog. You picked an amazing cake there, it's one of my favorites!! Good choice with omitting the crumb, I loved it without.

    P.S - The link to my post is broken, it has an extra 'c' at the end of the URL!

  5. SRC is so much fun. I want a big bowl of this sauce with a spoon ;)

  6. The cake looks stunning! Wonderful job!

  7. Simple and Butter...sounds perfect to me :-)

  8. Yum, what a simple and delicious recipe!

  9. This looks really good..Mouthwatering dear..Thanks for the recipe .will try soon..

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  10. I am so jealous! I will need to take a blogging break soon so I can get some projects done. A garage sale is a big one! This cake looks very soft and delicious. My husband would pop a slice in the toaster and have it for breakfast :) Have a great week and welcome back.

  11. Looks wonderfully delicious.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  12. I am familiar with Avanika's site and love it! Great looking cake - sometimes simple is best!

  13. This cake and topping look amazing! Perfect for anytime of the year!

  14. Simple is sometimes the best and that peach sauce looks divine.

  15. This cake looks SO delicious! Especially that peach sauce on top - really makes the dessert! :)

  16. OMG! I cannot wait to make this!

  17. Love to have a good butter cake recipe on hand! This looks amazing!

  18. 11/30/2013 Couldn't find the Peach Sauce Recipe??????

  19. I also would like the peach sauce recipe!


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