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Kentucky Butter Cake

Indulge in the irresistible allure of our Kentucky Butter Cake – a Southern classic that promises a melt-in-your-mouth experience with every bite. This rich and moist cake, soaked in a decadent buttery glaze, captures the essence of Southern hospitality. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting your culinary journey, this recipe is your ticket to creating a dessert that will leave a lasting impression on all who savor its sweet, buttery perfection.

Exciting Story: In our kitchen, where tradition meets innovation, the story of the Kentucky Butter Cake unfolds. Picture the anticipation as we perfected the delicate balance of buttery goodness, creating a cake that pays homage to the charming flavors of the South. The first slice revealed a velvety texture and a buttery aroma that transported us to sunlit porches and warm Southern evenings. Now, we’re thrilled to share this recipe, inviting you to bring a touch of Southern magic to your own home.

Why This Southern Delight: Kentucky Butter Cake: Unveiling Why This Recipe Is a Must-Try for Cake Enthusiasts!

Selling Points:

  • Buttery Bliss: Experience the luxuriousness of a cake saturated in a buttery glaze, creating a moist and flavorful delight.
  • Simple Elegance: With a straightforward preparation process, this cake offers a touch of Southern elegance without the fuss.
  • Versatile Treat: Whether served on its own or with a dollop of whipped cream, berries, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream, this cake is a versatile dessert for any occasion.
  • Crowd-Pleaser: Loved by all, the Kentucky Butter Cake is a surefire way to impress guests and satisfy sweet cravings.


  • Make sure the glaze is warm when you pour it over the warm cake to allow for optimal absorption.
  • For an extra layer of flavor, you can add a teaspoon of lemon zest to the cake batter.
  • Dust the cooled cake with powdered sugar for a decorative touch.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use salted butter?

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While unsalted butter is recommended for better control of the salt content, you can use salted butter and adjust the added salt accordingly.

Can I substitute buttermilk?

If you don’t have buttermilk, you can make a substitute by adding 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of milk and letting it sit for 5 minutes.

Can I freeze this cake?

Yes, this cake freezes well. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then in aluminum foil before freezing.

Experience the velvety luxury of our Kentucky Butter Cake – a Southern classic that brings a touch of elegance and buttery bliss to your dessert table. Bake, glaze, and enjoy the indulgence of this timeless Southern treat!

Kentucky Butter Cake

Kentucky Butter Cake

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  • For the Cake:
  • cups all-purpose flour

  • teaspoons baking powder

  • /2 teaspoon baking soda

  • /2 teaspoon salt

  • cup unsalted butter, softened

  • cups granulated sugar

  • large eggs

  • teaspoon vanilla extract

  • cup buttermilk

  • For the Butter Glaze:
  • /2 cup unsalted butter

  • cup granulated sugar

  • /4 cup water

  • teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Preheat and Prepare:
  • Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C). Grease and flour a bundt pan.
  • Sift Dry Ingredients:
  • In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • Cream Butter and Sugar:
  • In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add Eggs and Vanilla:
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Alternate Dry and Wet Ingredients:
  • Gradually add the sifted dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the buttermilk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  • Pour into Bundt Pan:
  • Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan, smoothing the top with a spatula.
  • Bake to Perfection:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Prepare Butter Glaze:
  • In a saucepan, combine the butter, sugar, water, and vanilla extract. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Glaze the Warm Cake:
  • While the cake is still warm, poke holes in it with a skewer or fork. Pour the warm butter glaze over the cake, allowing it to soak in.
  • Cool and Serve:
  • Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 15 minutes before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely. Slice, serve, and savor the Southern charm of Kentucky Butter Cake!

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