Sunday, March 9, 2008

Recipe of the Week: Kentucky Butter Cake

OK, I have NO idea why this is called a Kentucky Butter Cake - - perhaps the Kentucky Madsen's will know! I chose this recipe today because Zack has been begging me for this cake for over a week - I'll be making it this afternoon.

Zack never liked eating cake until I made a bundt cake a couple of years ago. He tasted it (begrudgingly) and suddenly he loves cake. Apparently Zack will only eat any type of cake if there is a hole in the middle. Interesting...

This is a REALLY moist, REALLY good cake. I found the recipe when I was looking for a way to use up some buttermilk that I had left from another recipe. You MUST try it!!

Kentucky Butter Cake

3 cups all purpose flour
2 c white sugar
1 t salt
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1 c buttermilk (if you don't have buttermilk, you can use regular milk with 1 T lemon juice or white vinegar - let it sit out for about 15 minutes before mixing into the recipe)
1 c butter
2 t vanilla
4 eggs
3/4 c white sugar
1/3 c butter
3 T water
2 t vanilla
dash of cinnamon

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 10 inch bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, 2 cups sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Blend in buttermilk, 1 c butter, 2 t vanilla and 4 eggs. beat for 3 minutes at medium speed. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Prick holes in the still warm cake. Slowly pour sauce over cake. Let cool before removing from pan.
  4. To make butter sauce: in a saucepan combine the remaining 3/4 c sugar, 1/3 c butter, 2 t vanilla and the water. Cook over medium heat, until fully melted and combined, but do not boil.
Serves 12
Cute picture of the cake-with-hole-in-it kid:


Jason, Amanda, and Sadie said...

Noooo! Do me a favor and don't post any more of these yummy treat recipes! MMMMmmm.