Golden Soured Cream Layers

Preparation info
  • Makes


    23 cm round layers, 5cm high
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2010

  • About

Golden butter method cakes are made with egg yolks only and are the richest and most tender of all cakes of this type. Just be careful with the baked layers; they are more fragile than the others, which have more firmness and elasticity due to the presence of egg whites.


  • 390 g plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon


Prepare the batter according to the master recipe for White Butter Cake, whisking the egg yolks and soured cream together in step 3. Mix, bake, cool and store the same way.