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butter cake recipe | tea time cake in steel cups | best cake recipes for evening tea

easy butter cake recipe | tea time cake in steel cups | best cake recipes for evening tea
Course cake
Cuisine international
Keyword butter cake recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 7 cake


  • 200 grams butter room temperature
  • 200 grams sugar
  • ¼ tsp yellow food colour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200 grams maida
  • 30 grams milk powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  • firstly, in a large bowl take 200 grams butter and 200 grams sugar.
  • using a hand beater, beat on low speed.
  • beat for at least 5 minutes, or until the butter turns whitish.
  • scrape the sides and beat if required.
  • further, add ¼ tsp yellow food colour and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  • continue to beat until it's well combined.
  • also, add 200 grams maida, 30 grams milk powder, 1 tsp baking powder, ¼ tsp baking soda and ¼ tsp salt.
  • mix well until everything is well combined.
  • furthermore, add 1 cup buttermilk and mix well.
  • i have used the beater to mix the batter. do not overbeat as the cake will turn chewy.
  • take small katori or cups and grease them with oil. you can alternatively use cupcake moulds.
  • place a butter paper at the bottom to prevent it from sticking.
  • pour the batter into katori and tap twice.
  • to bake the cake in the cooker, add 2 cup salt or sand at the bottom of the cooker.
  • place a plate and close the cooker, heat for 10 minutes on medium flame. make sure to not keep the gasket and whistle.
  • after 10 minutes, place the katori into the heated cooker.
  • cover and cook in medium flame for 30 minutes. you can alternatively bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree celcius for 30 minutes.
  • finally, enjoy tea time cake or eggless butter cake once cooled completely.