Kentucky Butter Cake
This terrific recipe for Kentucky Butter Cake was submitted by Sandy Webster.
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 3/4 cups granulated sugar - divided use
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/3 cups butter - divided use
4 teaspoons vanilla extract - divided use
4 large eggs
3 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
- Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C). Grease and flour one 10-inch Bundt® pan.
- Blend together on low speed of an electric mixer flour, 2 cups of sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, buttermilk, 1 cup of butter, 2 teaspoons of vanilla, and eggs. Beat for 3 minutes at medium speed. Pour batter into prepared pan.
- Bake for 60 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. While cake is still hot make Butter Sauce.
- To Make Butter Sauce: In a saucepan combine remaining 3/4 cups sugar, 1/3 cup butter, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and water. Cook over medium heat, until fully melted and combined, do not boil. Poke holes in the still warm cake. Slowly pour sauce over cake. Let cake cool before removing from pan.
Makes 12 servings.