Whole Wheat Butter Cake

September 29, 2016
8 Ratings
Photo by Molly Corrigan
  • Serves 16
Author Notes

A traditional butter cake made with whole wheat flour. —Molly Corrigan

What You'll Need
  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 cups Cane Sugar
  • 2 Sticks of Unsalted Butter
  • 5 Large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a standard bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together beaten eggs and sugar. Add vanilla and salt.
  3. Slowly add half of the melted butter to mixture. Mix until well combined. Stir in one cup of flour. Mix until well combined. Mix in remaining butter to mixture. Stir in another cup of flour. Stir until batter is even with no lumps.
  4. Bake in oven for 40 - 50 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Let cake cool on wire rack upright in pan for 15 minutes. After initial cooling, gently turn pan over and tap until cake slides out.

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4 Reviews

Alvex September 27, 2020
This cake is excellent. I just add a little more water so it's less dense and softer. But all the other ingredients, I mix just the same as listed, except I cut the amount of each ingredient in half (1 cup of wholewheat flour and 1 cup of sugar instead of the 2 cups listed (I use 2 eggs)), because I live on my own and a bigger cake is too big for just me. Anyway, it is delicious 😊
Hungryhungryhippo July 22, 2019
Tried this yesterday, and it turned out to be very dense and hard. That was unexpected.
jade408 April 29, 2020
Seems like it needs baking powder or something. Whole wheat flour is not like the all purpose one, I don't think.
winonaww July 18, 2020
Divide the eggs: mix the yolks with the butter, sugar and vanilla, beat the whites until stiff, and fold them into batter at the end without beating the air out of them. You have to make sure that your pan is buttered and floured.