Basic Butter Cake Question

by Zaynab
(New Zealand)

Butter Cake Recipe, Sprinkling?

Butter Cake Recipe, Sprinkling?

Hi there,


Oh my God. I have done the lemon cake recipe on your site it was amazing. My mum said It is the best cake that I have done in 18 years.

My question is. I would love to do the basic butter cake I didn't get this •{4 1/2 cups sugar, plus 1/2 cup for sprinkling}. Obviously I know the measurement and the sugar but don't know what sprinkling is? I googled it but I have different pic and different answer. So may I have what is it please. Thank you


Hi Zaynab,

Wow! Thanks for the nice comment on the lemon cake recipe. It's one of my faves too! I use it for my brides cakes often.

I apologize for not specifying the sprinkling part of the recipe. I have to fix that right away. After you put the batter into the pans, you sprinkle(or dust) the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar over the batter before you bake it. I hope that explains it enough.

Sprinkling means to "scatter or distribute loosely."

If you like the lemon cake, try the orange cake recipe with white chocolate butter cream and raspberries. It is to die for.


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Mar 20, 2010
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Sprinkling=
by: Anonymous

Ahhhhhhh oki. By the way you dont have to apologize :-). You do to much for us:-). This is the first time I heard this kind of way, like put sugar on the butter. Now I konw what it means I will do it tonight and let you now:-).

Thank you

Mar 21, 2010
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Thanks Zaynab!
by: Lorelie

I can't wait to hear how it comes out. Feel free to ask questions anytime. Happy Baking!!!!

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