Kentucky Butter Cake

Indulge in the irresistible goodness of this Kentucky Butter Cake! It’s a melt-in-your-mouth delight that will satisfy your sweet cravings in no time. Get ready to bake up some magic with this recipe!


1 cup butter, softened

2 cups of sugar

4 large eggs, room temperature

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 cup buttermilk

Butter sauce:

1 cup of sugar

1/2 cup of butter cut into cubes

1/4 cup of water

1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract

In bowl, cream the butter & sugar until light & fluffy. Adding eggs, one at a time, beating well after every addition. Beating in vanilla. Blending flour, baking powder, baking soda also salt; add to cream mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after every addition.
Pour into a greased and floured 10 inch pan. tube mould. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 55-70 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges and the central tube of the mold. Invert cake onto rack over waxed paper.

For the sauce, combine the sugar, butter and water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Remove from fire; incorporate the extracts.

Poke holes in top of hot cake; pour 1/4 cup sauce over cake. Let stand until sauce is absorbed.

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