Kentucky Butter Cake is an insanely moist pound cake with a sweet, buttery sauce that soaks through the cake. This cake tastes even better the next day!
Kentucky Butter Cake Recipe
This Kentucky Butter Cake isn’t overly sweet and has plenty of butter flavor. It is the perfect cake to snack on while sipping a cup of coffee or tea. This is a typical pound cake type recipe with a dense texture, but not too dense. It’s easy to make from ingredients you likely have on hand.
All the ingredients get mixed together using a stand mixer, then the batter is poured into a Bundt pan and baked for about an hour.
While it’s still warm, you poke holes in the cake and let a delicious butter sauce seep down into the cake. The outside gets a little buttery and crispy and the inside is so buttery and moist.
How To Store
This cake can be stored at room temperature for 4 to 5 days. Kentucky Butter Cake freezes really well. Just wrap it well in plastic wrap and then in foil.
You’ll like this cake so much, you’ll be making an excuse to eat it first thing in the morning for breakfast. And it probably doesn’t need to be said, but this cake makes a wonderful dessert for a Kentucky Derby Party.
If you are a fan of bourbon, check out this Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake. It’s another amazing butter cake recipe.
More Kentucky Inspired Recipes
- Bourbon Balls
- Kentucky Derby Bars
- Kentucky Blackberry Jam Cake
- Kentucky Chocolate Walnut Pie
- Mint Julep Cupcakes
Watch the short video below to see how easy this cake is to make!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour a Bundt pan or use baking spray with flour.
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
- Using an electric stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar for about 5 minutes.
- Mix in eggs one at a time.
- Add the vanilla to the buttermilk.
- Add flour mixture to butter mixture., alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
- Pour batter into Bundt pan and bake for 60 minutes.
- Make butter sauce when you are getting ready to take cake out of the oven. Bring sugar, water, and butter to a low boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
- After cake is removed from oven, poke holes in the top and pour the butter mixture down into holes. Let cake cool for about 10 minutes and then remove from pan. Don’t let it cool much longer before removing from pan or it will stick.
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Recipe Source: AllRecipes.com
Originally posted February 26, 2018.
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