I’m not sure why it is called Kentucky Butter Cake… but the best way to describe this cake, in my opinion, is like your favorite glazed donut meets cake, but better. This is a simple cake batter with a simple glaze, so for those who aren’t huge frosting fans, like myself, this is for you!
My dear friend Colleen gave me a mini-bundt version of this cake years back, and it was love at first bite.
DO NOT BRING TO A BOIL!!
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Kentucky Butter Cake
The best way to describe this cake, in my opinion, is like your favorite glazed donut meets cake, but better. This is a simple cake batter with a simple glaze, so for those who aren't huge frosting fans, like myself, this is for you!
Yield: about 8-10 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Total Time: about 1 hour 20 minutes
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
1 cup buttermilk, at room temp
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temp.
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons vanilla
Generously butter the bundt pan, add in a little flour and tip pan to coat. Tap the pan to remove any excess flour and set aside.
In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
In a large bowl, cream together butter, buttermilk, vanilla and eggs.
Beat for 3 minutes at medium speed, scraping down the sides halfway through.
Pour cake batter into the prepared Bundt pan.
Bake on the middle rack in your pre-heated oven at 325 degrees for 60 minutes.
In the last 10 minutes prepare glaze by combining the sugar, butter, water and vanilla in a small sauce pan until melted, do not bring to a boil.
Poke wholes in the warm cake with a skewer and drizzle on 1/2 of the glaze.
Let cake cool COMPLETELY before removing from Bundt pan.
Once removed, re-heat glaze over low heat and brush over entire cake until there is no glaze left.