Kentucky Butter Cake


°1 cup butter, softened

°2 cups of sugar

°4 large eggs, room temperature

°2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

°3 cups all-purpose flour

°1 teaspoon baking powder

° 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

°1/2 teaspoon of salt

°1 cup buttermilk

+butter sauce:

°1 cup of sugar

  °1/2 cup of butter cut into cubes

°1/4 cup of water

° 1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract


In  bowl, cream the butter & sugar until light & fluffy. Adding eggs, one at a time, beating well after every addition. Beating in vanilla. Blending flour, baking powder, baking soda also salt; add to cream mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after every addition.

Pour into a greased and floured 10 inch pan. tube mould. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 55-70 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges and the central tube of the mold. Invert cake onto rack over waxed paper.

For the sauce, combine the sugar, butter and water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Remove from fire; incorporate the extracts.

Poke holes in top of hot cake; pour 1/4 cup sauce over cake. Let stand until sauce is absorbed.

Enjoy !

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