Kentucky Butter Cake

This is such a good pound cake.  It is dense and moist with a crunchy sugar shell.                                                                      

Heavily butter and flour a bundt pan.

  • 1 cup butter, cubed at room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon  salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
Mix all of this together with the paddle attachment of your mixer and pour it into the pan.  Bake it at 325 degrees for about 75 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the cake comes out clean.

Just before the cake is done baking, make the sauce:

Butter Glaze
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
Cook this over medium heat just until the sugar dissolves.  Do not let this boil.

Remove the cake from the oven.

Poke the cake all over with a knife.

Ladle the sauce all over the cake.

Let it soak in before adding more sauce.

Let the cake cool completely before removing it from the pan.

Flip the cake out onto a plate.

This cake actually is better after sitting for a day.


Guillaume said…
My kind of cake. I'd have it with tea during a Dungeons & Dragons gaming session, but that's just the geek in me.
Anonymous said…
that's a beauty!!
Anonymous said…
Now I have the reason to buy a new bundt pan :-) I'm not sure what happened to the old ones and rarely make pound cake but this look too yummy not to try :-)

Have a great day!

Cottage Tails said…
I've often drooled of owning a bundt pan - they make a cake just that much more special looking.
Leeanna said…
OMG! I have to try this cake. I can just imagine it with home canned peaches spooned on a slice of this cake with a nice cup of tea. YUM!
sandra hagan said…
This looks so good. Will be making this soon.
We are traveling to El Paso for himself's son is retiring from the Army. We will attend the ceremony September 30, 2015. Tripping up through Missouri, Oklahoma, New Mexico, then El Paso.
Hope you are well.

Sandra Hagan, the wild magnolia.
Jeannine520 said…
I've been making this cake almost once a month for about 10 years, it's my family's favorite! I take it to picnics, parties, etc and it's loved by everyone. A fabulous recipe.
Michelle said…
This is a wonderful recipe. My mom makes it and it is always a favorite.
1st Man said…
Wow this looks like something I will have to request from 2nd Man soon, ha. thanks for sharing, have never heard of it but looks like something that might should be on a rotating basis, ha.
Barb said…
That looks so good! More heat coming mid -week. When the weather people get excited about .1 or.2 of an inch of rain, you know we are in a drought!! Thanks for the sympathy!
I want your bundt pan. The design is wonderful. Love it. the cake sounds utterly divine.
Joy said…
Wow! Looks delicious! Maybe someday I'll see my bundt pan again. ;-)
Craig said…
I do like a good bundt cake and that looks very good indeed. Yum!
I would have it with a scoop of homemade ice cream, vanilla, and hot tea..OR coffee. I love both!
p.s. Would a "dollop" in the coffee be permissable? :) Perfect!!
Mary Ann said…
Joyce, I am making this tomorrow, I am just trying to get caught up on everyone's posts over the last few days.... my husband does not like really sweet cake, and this is perfect for him! Your bundt pan is a beauty, by the way!
Kay said…
Absolutely amazing, Joyce! You make it sound so easy to make, but I KNOW better.