Kentucky Butter Cake

Recipe by Kathy-Lynn
READY IN: 1hr 50mins
YIELD: 1 Cake
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
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