Thermomix Butter Cake

by Tenina Holder
posted 09 Jul, 2019 (last updated 30 Jun, 2020)
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Butter Cake is similar to sponge cake, but varies in its ingredients and ratios, which results in a more moist cake with greater density. This recipe is an easy one, that can be iced accordingly, and will provide a moisture-laden base for any toppings you see fit. It's a great one to have on hand, as the Thermomix will combine all ingredients that you just have to place into the oven and watch with bated breath.



  • Plain yogurt icon
    Plain yogurt
    5.29oz/150g (about ½ cup)
    room temperature
  • Whole milk icon
    Whole milk
    7.05oz/200g (about ¾ cup)
    room temperature
  • Egg icon
    4 (7.05oz/200g)
    room temperature
  • Butter icon
    8.82oz/250g (about 1⅛ cups)
    room temperature
  • Vanilla bean paste icon
    Vanilla bean paste
    1 tsp (0.19oz/5g)
  • Golden caster sugar icon
    Golden caster sugar
    14.82oz/420g (about 2 cups)
  • Self raising flour icon
    Self raising flour
    14.11oz/400g (about 3⅛ cups)
  • Malt powder icon
    Malt powder
    1.41oz/40g (about 2 tbsp)


  1. Pre-heat oven - 170°C, middle rack
  2. Grease a clean cake tin
  3. Add butter to the TM5 bowl
  4. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  5. Mix - approx 40 sec, 50°C, speed 4
  6. Then add plain yogurt, whole milk, vanilla bean paste and egg to the TM5 bowl
  7. Mix - approx 10 sec, speed 3
  8. Then add golden caster sugar, self raising flour and malt powder to the batter
  9. Mix - approx 10 sec, speed 3
  10. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  11. Mix - approx 30 sec, speed 3
  12. Pour batter into cake tin
  13. Smooth until level
  14. Bake - 1 hr, 170°C, middle rack
  15. Cool - 15 min
  16. Cool completely on round wire rack

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