Kentucky Butter Cake

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Serves: 12


3 c all purpose flour
2 c sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 c buttermilk*
1 c butter or margarine,softened
2 tsp vanilla or rum extract
4 eggs
3/4 c sugar
1/3 c butter or margarine
3 Tbsp water
1 to 2 tsp vanilla or rum extract
2 to 3 tsp powdered sugar

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Jamallah Bergman Recipe
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Atlanta, GA (pop. 420,003)
Member Since May 2010
Jamallah's notes for this recipe:
I've never heard of this cake before but I came across it in one of my books. Enjoy!
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Heat oven to 325. Generously grease and lightly flour 12 cup Bundt pan or 10 inch tube pan. In large bowl, combine all cake ingredients; blend at low speed until moistened. Beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Pour batter into greased and floured pan.
Bake at 325 for 55 to 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
In small saucepan, combine all sauce ingredients; cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until butter melts. DO NOT BOIL. Using long-tined fork, pierce cake 10 to 12 times. Slowly pour hot sauce over warm cake. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes or until sauce is absorbed. Invert cake onto serving plate. Just before serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with whipped cream if desired.
*Tip: To substitute for buttermilk, use 1 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice plus milk to make 1 cup.

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user FREDA GABLE cookin4me - Oct 20, 2010
Jamallah, there are 2 more "Kentucky butter cakes" Here on JAP one by Gail Herbest, and one by Laura davis. Laura's One sounds similar to yours and has a picture. I saved them both. I have one also from a gal friend From Kentucky also.
user Jamallah Bergman pmyodb1 - Oct 20, 2010
I would love to try and make this cake one time.
user suzanne vachon srv244 - Oct 20, 2010
i will try this one it sound great
user Michelle Camacho southernriana1 - Mar 15, 2011
does it have to be a bunt or tub pan? can you use a sheet pan?
user Jamallah Bergman pmyodb1 - Mar 15, 2011
sure u can do it like that michelle if you want

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