Kentucky Butter Cake

By: Laurie from
Kentucky Butter Cake
Kentucky Butter Cake
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If you already love Southern pound cake, then you are guaranteed to enjoy this Kentucky classic.

This recipe for Kentucky Butter Cake is extremely easy to make, and the results are moist and flavorful. Best of all, this cake is finished with a sweet and simple glaze made from sugar, water, butter, and vanilla. After the cake has been baked until it is golden brown, it is poked with a skewer so that is can soak up the glorious glaze.

You can serve this rich and buttery cake with fresh berries and a scoop of whipped cream for a classy dessert. For an even more decadent dessert, drizzle each slice with any remaining glaze. This is a classic Southern dessert that you will return to again and again.

Yields8 servings

Preparation Time20 min

Cooking Time1 hr

Cooking Vessel Size10-cup Bundt pan

Tips for Using a Bundt Pan

  1. In many recipes, the capacity for Bundt pans is given in cups. If you’re not sure how much batter your pan will hold, there is an easy way to check the volume. With one cup at a time, fill the pan with water until it’s full. Make sure to count the number of cups along the way!

  2. It can be difficult to get Bundt cakes out the pan. An easy way to prevent this is to butter and flour the inside of your pan. Also, be sure to let your cake cool completely – the change in temperature helps the cake release from the pan.

  3. To add a filling to a Bundt cake, add half of the batter to the pan, add the filling (such as nuts, cream cheese, or brown sugar), and top it with the rest of the batter. When you slice the cake, the filling will be in the center of the slice.

  4. Bundt pans can be used for more than just cakes! Monkey bread, appetizer rings, and even punch can be made in a Bundt pan.

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Hope it turns out tewayit looks

This cake looks absolutely incredible! You had me at the word "butter" in the title.

I made this cake. I must have done something wrong because I tasted it and ended up throwing the rest of the cake in the trash!

Hi Karen Sue, perhaps there was a problem with the buttermilk or maybe salted butter? I'm sorry to hear it didn't turn out for you!

Will have to give this one a try! I love that the ingredients are things I already have on hand.


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