One-Bowl Kentucky Butter Cake

Wow. EASY, MOIST, BUTTERY & DELICIOUS. What more do I need to say? I used Kitt's Pan Release, Professional Pan Coating (Better Than Pam Spray!) to grease the pan & a long wooden skewer to make holes in the cake. I also had a small lemon that was half zested & needed to be used up so I zested the other half into the batter. My favorite part is how the butter sauce soaks into the cake & down around the sides, then as it cools it creates a slightly crunchy, candy-like taste & it is TDF. We ate this warm before dinner last night & I just ate a piece cold this morning. Still delicious! Made in memory of John

One-Bowl Kentucky Butter Cake

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  • serves 10-12

  • 3

    cups flour

  • 2

    cups sugar (or more, depending on how sweet you like it)

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • teaspoons baking powder

  • ½

    teaspoon baking soda

  • 1

    cup buttermilk

  • 1

    cup butter, room temperature (no substitutions)

  • 1

    tablespoon vanilla

  • 4

    large eggs


  • ¾

    cup sugar

  • cup butter (no substitutions)

  • 3

    tablespoons water

  • 2

    teaspoons vanilla

  • Kittencalskitchen's Note: This is an easy one-bowl recipe! If you

  • prefer more sauce on the cake, then the butter sauce can easily be doubled


1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 2. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan or a 12-cup bundt pan. 3. In a large bowl combine all cake ingredients; beat on low speed until moistened, then beat for another 3 minutes at medium speed. 4. Pour the batter into prepared pan. 5. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until cake tests done. 6.For the butter sauce; in a saucepan, over low heat combine all sauce ingredients; cook just until the butter melts, stirring occasionally (do not boil). 7. When cake is done remove from oven and pierce all over cake with a large fork or a long thin straw; pour the sauce all over the warm cake. 8. Let stand 5 minutes, or until sauce is absorbed.


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