Kentucky Butter Cake

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Moist and buttery cake made from readily available ingredients with a luscious butter sauce.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 10-inch bundt cake

Ingredients

  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 cup butter

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 4 eggs

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • cup butter

  • 3 tablespoons water

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.

  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, 2 cups sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Blend in buttermilk, 1 cup of butter, 2 teaspoons of vanilla and 4 eggs. Beat for 3 minutes at medium speed. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Prick holes in the still warm cake. Slowly pour sauce over cake. Let cake cool before removing from pan.

  4. To Make Butter Sauce: In a saucepan combine the remaining 3/4 cups sugar, 1/3 cup butter, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and the water. Cook over medium heat, until fully melted and combined, but do not boil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

508 Calories
23g Fat
71g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 508
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 14g 68%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 467mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 47g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 96mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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