Kentucky butter cake

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Serves: 8-10
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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
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)
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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preheat oven to 350 degrees spray bundt pan or 10 inch tube pan with cooking spray.
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.
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.
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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