After reading Steve&Mo's post about having Boterkoek for breakfast, I was curious to try it. Then Andrea posted a link to a recipe and, well, today was the day. The recipe makes two 8 inch cakes so I decided to cut the recipe in half since it's just the two of us. It's such a simple recipe. The instructions say 20 minute prep, I say it was more like 5 minutes. I used a 9 inch ceramic pie plate, baking in a convection oven and it was done in 25 minutes. The result was a moist, rich somewhat heavy cake which I would describe to be more like a bar type cookie. It was absolutely delicious!!
Not as dense as a pound cake but I wouldn't be surprised if this recipe was originally based on a pound cake. It's a very shallow cake as it only rises about a half inch. The texture is somewhere between a bar type cookie and a cake. I would definitely make it again. I researched Boterkoek on line and found a number of recipes that described it as a cookie, others referred to it as a Dutch delicacy.
The cake I bought there was in a round aluminum pan. It was about an inch thick, very dense, yes almost cookie or brownie like. I brought 3 home and have one left. I have to try to make it. (Not that I need to be eating it so often!)
I did use the recipe from All recipes. It's the one Andrea posted. I cut the recipe in half and it worked out fine. I have to say though, I made it in the evening and it was gone the next morning. My husband Tom has been asking me when I'm going to make it again!