Gertie’s Butter Cake


Photo credit: Gertie Johnson

This recipe is for a cake which one of my favourite bloggers made in memorial to her brother.  I have yet to bake it myself as of yet, but will in the near future, but it looks good, and she and her son seem to have enjoyed the making and eating.



Photo credit: Gertie Johnson

Yields: 1 loaf | Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Bake Time: 40 Minutes

  • Unsalted Butter 2 sticks (total of 225g)  at room temperature
  • Plain Flour/All Purpose Flour 7 oz (200g)
  • Baking Powder 1 tsp
  • Castor Sugar 7 oz (200g)
  • Eggs 4
  • Salt ½ tsp
Milk or Yogurt 4 Tbs
  • Vanilla Essence 1 tsp



1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190 C).
2. Lightly grease the pan (loaf pan, mini loaf pan, 8×8, or 9×9) with some butter.
3. Mix the flour and the baking powder together and sieve. Add in salt and mix well. Set aside.
4. Use an electronic beater to mix butter and sugar until well combined or pale yellow in color. (Note: Sugar has not dissolved yet).
5. Add in the first egg. Beat well after each addition of egg until creamy.
6. Scrape down the sides for even mixing.
7. Add in vanilla essence and mix well.
8. Fold in the flour into the mixture and mix well.
9. Finally, add in the milk/yogurt.
10. Pour the mixture into the greased baking pan. Shake it lightly to distribute cake mixture evenly.
11. Bake until golden brown and cooked, about 40 minutes. Use a cake tester to test if it’s cooked.
12. Remove it from the oven and let cool on the wire rack for another 5 minutes. Serve warm.

Thank you for the recipe, Gertie.

Link to Gertie’s super interesting blog.

Gertie Ann is a Native American living in the north of Alaska.  Her tales of her childhood and adolescence range from the idyllic, with adventures of river fishing and berry picking and an appreciation of Alaska’s natural beauty, to the harrowing with accounts of abuse and poverty within her community.  Throughout, however, her Christian faith and her reliance of God shine through any obstacles.  I highly recommend that you have a look.




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