August 18, 2008

Kentucky Butter Cake

















(This is an OLD family one)
  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
Sugar Glaze Ingredients
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
(if you really wanna add a vanilla kick to it, add 1/2 cup of vanilla coffee flavoring, syrup type)
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, 2 cups sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Blend in buttermilk, 1 cup of butter, 2 teaspoons of vanilla and 4 eggs. Beat for 3 minutes at medium speed. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Prick holes in the still warm cake.
  4. Let cake stand, cooling for roughly 30 mins.
  5. mix ingreds for butter glaze in saucepan, heat to melted together do NOT boil; pour 1/2 over cake before removing from pan with roughly 1/2 left over.
  6. Once you've removed the cake, after letting the sauce soak in, pour remaining sauce over top of cake. :)
This is another favorite around my house, no I do NOT cook much health concious stuff. lol I'm more of the Paula D school of cooking, where butter is a best friend :) It's a wonderfully moist cake, but VERY rich. I love to cook it, and eat it hot with vanilla ice cream melting on it.
***"Hello, my name is Becky, and I'm a vanilla addict."***

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