kentucky butter cake

★★★★★ 104 Reviews
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By Laura Davis
from Rusk, TX

Oh so good! If you prefer your cake with more sauce, just make a double batch. It is heavenly.

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Ok, Laura clearly knows the way into our hearts with this recipe. This butter cake has a super-rich buttery flavor. It's moist, fluffy, and just melts in your mouth. With just a slightly sweet flavor there's no fear of being sent into a sugar coma and it's pretty close to perfection served alongside a steaming cup of coffee. This sure is a treat and makes for such a splendid presentation!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves 12
prep time 25 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For kentucky butter cake

  • 3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
    real butter
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 4
    eggs
  • 1 c
    buttermilk
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • BUTTER SAUCE
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1/4 c
    water
  • 1/2 c
    butter
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
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How To Make kentucky butter cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour Bundt pan. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, set aside.
  • 2
    Cream: 1 cup butter and 2 cups sugar for about 5 minutes. Then blend in eggs one at a time.
  • 3
    Mix in buttermilk and vanilla. Adding alternately buttermilk and flour mixture into creamed mixture.
  • 4
    Pour in Bundt pan and bake for 1 hour.
  • 5
    Butter Sauce: In a medium sauce pan, on medium heat, mix sugar, water, and butter. Bring to a low boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add vanilla.
  • 6
    When the cake is still very hot, leave in Bundt pan. Poke small holes in the top of the cake.
  • 7
    Drizzle butter sauce over cake.
  • 8
    Enjoy with a hot cup of coffee!
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