kentucky Butter cake

Jamie Esman Recipe

By Jamie Esman dragonfly70


This cake recipe is from an old pilsbury bake off contest book and I have made it lots of times because it is so good an my friends always want me to make this for them to so I get alot of request for it.You will find out for yourself if you make it.Great topped with cool whip or by itself.


1 c
butter, room temperature
2 c
3 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
2 tsp
1 c
butter milk or sour milk
1 c
1/4 c
hot water
1/2 c
1 tsp
rum flavoring or vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

preheat oven to 325 degrees.10 inch tube pan.
generously grease bottom only of a 10 inch tube pan.In a large mixer bowl,cream butter.Gradually add sugar,creaming until light a fluffy.add eggs,one at a time beating well after each.Add remaining ingredients except sauce.Blend at low speed until moistened;beat 2 minutes at medium speed,scrapping bowl occasionally.Pour batter into prepared pan.Bake at 325 for 60 to 65 min or until top springs back when touched.Perpare butter sauce.Prick top of cake with fork pour warm butter sauce over warm cake.Cool cake completely before removing from pan. Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving if you want.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes

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Anna Mae Kantor bluelady
Dec 8, 2011
You're welcome Jamie, we just love your cake recipe and I make it often. Let me know how you like the sugar coating on the cake. I really think you'll like it and you will be adopting it for a lot of your cakes.

I hope you're feeling better and it's all behind you as far as your issues. Please let me know. OK?

Big smiles :)) :))

Anna Mae
Jamie Esman dragonfly70
Dec 8, 2011
Oh wow thank you so much..Im going to try doing the sugar thing in the pan when I make it for Christmas..I have a couple friends that are always begging me to make them another butter cake lol..They dont bake an dont know how so I am always glad to do it..I havent been on in awhile I have some health issues but im better now so I will posting other recipes soon..Again thank you so much..=)
Anna Mae Kantor bluelady
Aug 7, 2011
I made this cake again and took it today to our annual family reunion. It was a BIG HIT. Everyone was ooh-ing and awh-ing while eating it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe. It's GREAT.
Erlene Martin mamalene
May 31, 2011
thanks Anna for the helpful hint, I will give it a try the next time I make this cake.
Anna Mae Kantor bluelady
May 31, 2011
One thing I do on most of my pound cakes is----instead of greasing and flouring the pan---I grease (using Crisco) and SUGAR the pan. Someone told me about this a long time ago and I've been doing it ever since. At first I was afraid the sugar would burn, but it doesn't--it just gives the cake a crispy, light sugary crunch on the outside. Try it, you'll like it!!!