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Kentucky Butter Cake



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs


  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan or 10-inch tube pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all cake ingredients; beat on low speed until moistened. Beat for about 3 minutes at medium speed. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 325 degrees F for 50 to 65 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  4. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine sauce ingredients; cook just until butter melts, stirring occasionally. Do not bring to a boil.
  5. Pierce the cake all over with a fork then pour the hot sauce over the warm cake. Let stand for 5 minutes, or until sauce is absorbed.

Posted by Pat's Cookin at Recipe Goldmine 10/6/2001 4:42 pm.

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