4 Southern Recipes for Kentucky Butter Cake

Experience the classic Southern dessert by trying one of the recipes below.

By: Natalie Taylor, Editor, FaveSouthernRecipes.com
4 Southern Recipes for Kentucky Butter Cake

Pound cake has a very special place in a Southerner's kitchen. This classic Southern cake is rich, buttery, and is always welcome at any party or gathering.

However, Kentucky Butter Cake is an even more decadent version of pound cake, if you can believe it. Even if you've never heard of Kentucky Butter Cake, you will want to try this traditional cake recipe. We have collected 4 Southern Recipes for Kentucky Butter Cake so you can enjoy multiple versions of this amazing cake.

This homemade cake recipe is like a combination of a pound cake and a poke cake, so if you like both of those kinds of cakes, then you will love Kentucky Butter Cake. A gooey glaze is poured on top, which makes the cake even more amazing. Now that your mouth is officially watering, try one of the below cake recipes and get ready for a life-changing dessert experience!

Kentucky Butter Cake

Kentucky Butter Cake

Kentucky Butter Cake - This special recipe for Kentucky Butter Cake features buttermilk in the batter for an extra rich texture. While the cake is still warm, holes are poked in the cake before a homemade vanilla glaze is poured over top. After the cake has finished cooling, pour additional glaze on top. Anyone who tries this moist cake will be blown away by its incredible texture.

Classic Kentucky Butter Cake Recipe

Classic Kentucky Butter Cake Recipe

Classic Kentucky Butter Cake Recipe - This Test Kitchen-approved recipe features two sticks of butter, one cup of buttermilk, and four eggs. These ingredients create a dense, buttery-flavored cake that is out of this world. For en extra special touch, sprinkle powdered sugar on top of the cake. This rich Kentucky Butter Cake will be the focus of any dessert spread. The most difficult part of this recipe is waiting for the cake to cool completely.

Kentucky Butter Cake with Blueberries

Kentucky Butter Cake with Blueberries

Kentucky Butter Cake with Blueberries - If you're looking for a twist on the Kentucky Butter Cake recipe, try this recipe with blueberries. The blueberries add a special touch of sweetness that balances out the sugary glaze. Plus, you can bake this cake in loaf pans, which is a fun change from the classic Bundt pan recipe. This cake would also be a great gift for the holidays.

Gooey Kentucky Butter Cake Recipe

Gooey Kentucky Butter Cake Recipe

Gooey Kentucky Butter Cake Recipe - This version of Kentucky Butter Cake showcases the beauty of a simple recipe. Buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, and of course, butter, are on full display in this easy Southern cake recipe. After one bite of this cake, you'll never go back to eating regular pound cake.


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I would love to try all of them

I'm not a big fan of cake, but Kentucky Butter Cake sounds like something I'd actually enjoy! I can't wait to bake all four of these recipes!

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