Even though it only requires four ingredients – butter, eggs, flour and sugar, there are an infinite number of ways to combine and proportion the ingredients, which means there can be an infinite number of different butter cakes. Simple and unassuming, this traditional pastry is great anytime of day, whether for breakfast, tea or a supper snack, and pairs perfectly with a cup of teh or kopi. For the days when you just want to keep it old school with your pastries, here are 10 bakeries with some of the best butter cake in Singapore!
The humble butter cake has no frills and fanfare. But it’s packed with a fragrant buttery flavour that makes it a delightful pastry for breakfast and tea. With 25 years of baking experience, Mdm Lew takes pride in baking butter cakes with her original recipe, and each cake is baked only on the same morning of collection/delivery, ensuring utmost freshness and quality when you open that box of goodness!
Joo Bakes is a homebased bakery that offers simple yet taste-worthy butter cakes and chunky cookies. Buttery, fragrant, but yet light, the butter cake recipe here is one adapted from Joo Bakes’ late dad, and it is a fitting tribute. Do note that a minimum of three days is required for all cake orders! But we’ll say, this is one of the best butter cake in Singapore and well worth the short wait.
Ugly Cake Shop is a bakery cafe and online cake shop baking delicious, artisanal cakes in Singapore for a good cause – helping to feed hungry kids in Timor-Leste. Their butter cake is absolutely one of our favourites – straight-up, old school real butter cake made with delicious French butter. The bakery does not believe in using artificial colouring, flavours, sugary fondant or gum paste. While they make for beautiful cakes, they opt for beautifully balanced cakes with natural ingredients!
A local Halal coffee concept by Mayson Bakery, Kopi & Tarts marry the love of coffee with freshly baked tarts and pastries. Filled with moist, buttery goodness, their butter cake contains no preservatives and nuts. However, if you have a nut allergy, do keep in mind that the processing facility is not a certified nut-free zone and cross-contamination may occur. Do also note that three working days are required to prepare this goodie!
Having been around for over four decades, Serangoon Gardens Bakery & Confectionery dishes out yummy Singapore-style old-school breads and pastries. Occupying two units in Serangoon Garden Food Centre & Market, you’ll often find a queue here in the morning and lunch hour. And very often, they are sold out by 2pm! Some say this is the best butter cake in Singapore, and it’s known for being soft and fluffy with swirls within it. Make sure to get here early to avoid disappointment!
Sembawang Confectionery is not actually at Sembawang. Instead, it is a traditional bakery that serves old-style, nostalgic cakes at Beach Road. Established in 1968, it used to be at Jalan Leban in the Sembawang Hills Estate before shifting to its current premise in 1978. Apart from traditional buns, breads and tarts, the bakery also dishes out nostalgic cakes like walnut cake, oat sponge cake and of course, the beloved butter cake. Made with quality butter, it is incredibly fine and soft!
Having been around for over six decades, Ng Kim Lee Confectionery at Bukit Timah is a bakery that will take you back in time. Savour pastries like egg tarts, sponge cakes, mini muffins, the bakery’s signature butter cakes. Freshly baked daily, try to come early as it’s not unheard of for them to be sold out! And even the boxes which the pastries get packed in feels incredibly nostalgic.
Classic, fluffy and fragrant, this butter cake by Rustic BakEin is made with some of the best butter and is great as a gift or even for your own family! They also specialise in a variety of other bakes such as focaccia, burger buns, cupcakes and chiffon cakes, which makes for great everyday meals and snacks.
CRAZYWITHCAKES started out with baking customisable old school butter cakes for everyone, but without the saturated fat, palm oil and refined sugars that are eating into our health! Classic bakes include good ol’ butter cake, orange butter cake, lemongrass butter cake, cempedak cake, almond butter cake, walnut butter cake, banana butter cake!
Opened in 2013, C'rius Bake is a local family bakery using traditional methods to bring you soft, fluffy and flavourful cakes, loaves and tarts daily. If you’re looking for a simple and delectable cake, the butter cake here is handmade by bakers daily using premium butter and no artificial flavourings. The batter is beaten to a beautiful silky smooth texture, so as to allow the cake to be fluffy and spongy!