My Family and Friends loves this cake and everytimes they come to visit they look foward to it. This cake makes a richly flavored cake, excellent in itself. And I often uses the batter as a basis for a range of other kinds of cakes. I suggests adding flavorings, such as 1/2cup mini-chocolate chips, 1 cup coconut flakes,or 1/2cup of fruit jam. You can also make a chocolate cake by adding 1/2cup cocoa. Reduce flour by 1/2 cup if you do.
Coat the inside of an 8 cup bundt pan with margarine and then with flour. Tap out extar flour and set the pan aside. Heat oven to 325 degrees.
Sift togather the flour, baking soda and salt. Beat butter and sugar with a mixer until well-blended. Add eggs one at a time, beating well and scraping the sides of the bowl after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
Alternately add the dry ingredients and buttermilk, adding in 2. Fold - don't beat - sour cream into batter.
Scrape batter into a greased and floured bundt cake pan. Bake in heated oven for 60 to 75 minutes, or until golden brown and cake tests done. Let cool fully before removing from pan.
1/2 cup butter
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup evaporated milk
3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in brown sugar, and cook 1 minute.
Add milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla; whisk until creamy. Remove from heat, and pour immediately ocer cooled cake. Make 2 cups prep:3 min., cook 6 min.