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    Kentucky Butter Cake

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    1 hr 30 mins

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    1Steve's Note:

    Buttery and moist cake with a nice butter sauce.

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    Serves: 12


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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
    2. 2
      Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.
    3. 3
      In a large bowl, mix the flour, 2 cups sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
    4. 4
      Blend in buttermilk, 1 cup of butter, 2 teaspoons of vanilla and 4 eggs.
    5. 5
      Beat for 3 minutes at medium speed.
    6. 6
      Pour batter into prepared pan.
    7. 7
      Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.
    8. 8
      Prick holes in the still warm cake.
    9. 9
      Slowly pour sauce over cake.
    10. 10
      Let cake cool before removing from pan.
    11. 11
      To Make Butter Sauce: In a saucepan combine the remaining 3/4 cups sugar, 1/3 cup butter, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and the water.
    12. 12
      Cook over medium heat, until fully melted and combined, but do not boil.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 30, 2002

      Vanessa, While the recipe says to slowly pour the sauce over the still warm cake it dosent say you have to pour it over all at once. Sinnce the cake will stay warm for quite some time just wait for the first bit you pour to seep in before adding more. Reheat the sauce if it cools to much. Another trick if carefully done is to use the long tined fork that one picks up a roast with. That will make the holes much deeper into the cake and therefore absorb more sauce and much quicker. But press the tines in slowly as they are wider than a dinner fork too and you don't want to chop up your cake. Hope this helps. :)

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    • on March 14, 2003


      This is an incredibly moist and delicious cake. It was hard not to just sit at the table and pick off bits of the cake until we'd devoured the whole thing. Unfortunately, we can't make this too often, or we'd have to be rolled out of the house. I love that it doesn't start with a mix and that we typically have all the ingredients on hand. I used a skinny wood chopstick to poke holes in the cake and the sauce was beautifully distributed throughout. Thank you for this wonderful wonderful recipe!

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    • on February 10, 2003


      WOW! This was just delicious. I poked holes in my cake with a wooden skewer, went all the way to the bottom. It was heavenly.

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    Nutritional Facts for Kentucky Butter Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (145 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 508.1
    Calories from Fat 202
    Total Fat 22.5 g
    Saturated Fat 13.6 g
    Cholesterol 117.0 mg
    Sodium 502.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 71.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 47.0 g
    Protein 6.2 g

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