Kentucky Buttercream Bundt Cake

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This recipe came from a church cookbook from Harlan, Kentucky. This is a very rich, very easy to make bundt cake.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325. Spray bottom of 10-inch tube pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter; gradually beat in the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the remaining cake ingredients. Blend at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed, scraping the bowl occasionally. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 1 hour, or until the top springs back when lightly touched. While the cake is still hot, prick the top of the cake and pour the butter sauce on top.
  4. To prepare the Butter Sauce: combine the 1 cup sugar, hot water, and ½ cup butter. Heat in a saucepan or in the microwave until the butter is melted---do not boil. Remove from heat, add rum flavoring, and pour over warm cake.


Most Helpful

Easy to make and easy to eat! This is very good and moist. I agree the butter sauce takes it to another level, I'd recommend not skipping this step, so yumo!

armymomx2 December 10, 2010

This cake is very rich but very moist and good. I don't like things too sweet so I only made half of the butter sauce. It was plenty sweet for my taste. This cake is somewhere between a pound cake and a densed yellow butter cake. I also used sour cream instead of buttermilk because that is all I have. Thank you for the recipe.

YungB December 23, 2008

I made this today at the restaurant I work for as we put out new Bundt cakes weekly to sell by the slice. This week I chose yours. A wonderful buttery tasting cake that is lovely in appearance also. We didn't have rum extact at the restaurant and since we are a coffee/cafe I used a Torani Syrup that we use in our latte's/smoothies/frozen drinks. Butter Rum was the flavor. Exceptional. Thanks for posting this keeper~

CoffeeB June 19, 2008

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