Kentucky Butter Cake

A famous decadent Southern classic that could be served at the most special of events and on Holidays! I usually top this cake with fresh berries and a dollop of whipping cream.

However, it is delicious all by itself. Not all cakes are moist like they claim to be, however, the addition of buttermilk in this cake makes it super moist with a rich buttery flavor.

The story I first heard is that this cake was served at the first Kentucky Derby. I cannot prove or disprove that claim, but I can say that it would likely be the best cake ever to be served there.

It makes the best dessert for the Holidays, for dessert any night of the week or just because. The flavor is unbelievably rich, but it is not a difficult cake to make.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Can I drizzle an icing over the cake instead of using Powdered Sugar?

Of course you can. An icing will give this decadent cake even more of a moist taste to it.

            Do I need to drizzle with Salted Caramel topping?

No, that is not mandatory. It is just a suggestion. You do not have to drizzle it with any sort of topping.

            How do I store this cake?

Due to how moist this cake is, it can sit on the counter for up to four days. I highly suggest keeping it in an airtight container. You will have it a few days longer if you keep it in an airtight container and in the refrigerator. The cake can sit in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

What do you need to make Kentucky Butter Cake

            4 large eggs

            1 cup buttermilk

            1 cup butter

            1 tsp vanilla extract

            1 tsp salt

            ½ tsp baking soda

            2 cups granulated sugar

            1 tsp baking powder

            3 cups flour

Glaze

            ¾ cup sugar

            ⅓ cup butter

            2 tbsp vanilla

            2 tbsp water

How to make Kentucky Butter Cake

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350*

Grease a bundt pan liberally

SECOND STEP:

In a bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder

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In another bowl cream together the butter and the sugar until fluffy and light

Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating between each

Combine the vanilla and the buttermilk

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b)

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THIRD STEP:

Taking turns, slowly begin to add the flour mix and then the buttermilk mix until all is incorporated

Pour the batter into the prepared pan

Place in the oven and bake for 60 minutes

FOURTH STEP:

To make the glaze, combine the ingredients in a small saucepan and cook until the butter is melted and the sugar is dissolved

When the cake has cooled, poke holes across the whole top of the cake and pour the butter mix over

Let the pan sit for another 15 minutes, then flip the cake onto a plate

Dust with a good amount of Powdered Sugar

YAY!

YUM!

Enjoy!

YUM!

Kentucky Butter Cake

Kentucky Butter Cake

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  •             4 large eggs
  •             1 cup buttermilk
  •             1 cup butter
  •             1 tsp vanilla extract
  •             1 tsp salt
  •             ½ tsp baking soda
  •             2 cups granulated sugar
  •             1 tsp baking powder
  •             3 cups flour
  • Glaze
  •             ¾ cup sugar
  •             ⅓ cup butter
  •             2 tbsp vanilla
  •             2 tbsp water

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350*

Grease a bundt pan liberally

SECOND STEP:

In a bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder

In another bowl cream together the butter and the sugar until fluffy and light

Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating between each

Combine the vanilla and the buttermilk

THIRD STEP:

Taking turns, slowly begin to add the flour mix and then the buttermilk mix until all is incorporated

Pour the batter into the prepared pan

Place in the oven and bake for 60 minutes

FOURTH STEP:

To make the glaze, combine the ingredients in a small saucepan and cook until the butter is melted and the sugar is dissolved

When the cake has cooled, poke holes across the whole top of the cake and pour the butter mix over

Let the pan sit for another 15 minutes, then flip the cake onto a plate

Dust with a good amount of Powdered Sugar

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 521Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 513mgCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 1gSugar: 49gProtein: 6g