Kentucky butter cake

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves: 8-10
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Ingredients

1 c butter (softened)
2 c sugar
4 medium eggs
3 c all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 c buttermilk or sour milk
BUTTER SAUCE
1 c sugar
1/4 c hot water
1/2 c butter
1 Tbsp rum or vanilla flavoring

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Gail Herbest Recipe
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Bangor, ME (pop. 33,039)
Gaillee
Member Since Jun 2010
Gail's notes for this recipe:
I have been making this cake for at least 30 yrs and everyone agrees it is wonderful, It's moist and rich
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Directions

1
preheat oven to 350 degrees spray bundt pan or 10 inch tube pan with cooking spray.
2
In large bowl cream butter, gradually add the sugar, continue creaming until light and fluffy.Add eggs one at a time beating well after each,add remaining ingredients (except butter sauce)beat 2 minutes at medium speed.pour into prepared pan and bake for 60-65 minutes.until top springs back when lightly touched.
3
prepare butter sauce, in small pan combine sugar water and butter, heat until butter is melted (do not boil) remove from heat and stir in flavoring.
4
prick top of warm cake with a fork and slowly pour butter sauce over the top. cool cake completely before removing from pan.

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user Dayna Chezem LaBelle - Jul 31, 2010
Indeed this is a very delicious and rich cake,My mother baked this cake for us when we were young my favorite way was with pecans baked in it.When I got a hold of it I played with it and tried it with lemon juice inside the cake and in the butter sauce it turned out so good but still just as rich a little went a long way..
user Connie Avance Cea - Sep 16, 2010
I have made this cake twice now and both times it has been a hit. The last time I made this cake I put 1 TBSP of Spiced Rum in the sauce. Very tasty and easy recipe.
user Gail Herbest Gaillee - Sep 16, 2010
yummy spiced rum sounds like it would be great
user Gail Herbest Gaillee - Nov 9, 2010
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user B H ate2much - Mar 12, 2011
what is sour milk? is this something I can make at home or is it something you buy in the store?

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