Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins
This is a favorite of our family. My mother-in-law has made it for years.
Make and share this Kentucky Butter Cake recipe from Food.com.
- 1 cup butter, room temperature (do not substitute)
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk (see note below) or 1 cup sour milk (see note below)
- 3 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons hot water
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla
- To make batter: In a large beater bowl cream the butter.
- Gradually add the sugar; creaming until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs all at once and beat at HIGH until thick and creamy--at least 5 minutes.
- Add milk and blend thoroughly.
- NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT HAVE BUTTERMILK OR SOUR MILK ADD 2 TABLESPOONS OF VINEGAR TO A ONE CUP MEASURE THEN FILL TO ONE CUP.
- STIR AND LET SIT FOR 5 MINUTES.
- In a small bowl combine flour, salt, powder and soda.
- Add to batter all at once and beat for at least 10 minutes.
- Batter will be very thick and creamy.
- Stir in vanilla.
- Generously grease 10" inch bundt pan.
- Turn batter into pan.
- Bake at 325°F for 55-60 minutes until top springs back when touched lightly in center.
- Meanwhile prepare the butter sauce by combining the sugars, hot water and butter and stirring over low heat until butter is melted.
- Do not boil!
- Remove from heat and add vanilla.
- Let cake sit on a rack for 5 minutes after baking.
- Poke deep holes all over cake with a long skewer (a long knitting over crochet needle works well because they're thick).
- Pour warm butter sauce slowly over cake and letting it soak into holes and down between sides of cake and pan.
- Cool completely before removing from pan.
- If desired sprinkle with icing sugar before serving.
I found this easy to make, but a little time consuming. Every minute spent was well worth the end results. The cake was heavy like a pound cake and very tasty. I used the handle of a wooden spoon to poke the holes in it for the butter sauce. I feel that the handle was to thick for the needed results. The Crochet needle like recomended would of been right. The next time I make this, I will add some cinnamon in the Butter Sauce. I believe that would really set the cake off. Thank you
SUPERB CAKE! Wow this was yummy- thanks!
Wonderful! An enourmous cake, I upped the heat as ther required heat wasn't cooking it properly. The only thing I did different was doubled up on the glaze. I poured glaze over the base (I used a chopstick to create the holes) and let cool in the pan as per the recipe. Then I turned it out, and poked more holes over the top and poured more glaze over. It is necessary to have the glaze freshly made to por over the cake, as it goes crystally if left to cool. Will make this many more times. Thank you for a great recipe!!