Kentucky Butter Cake


I am not a baker. If we are making a cake, cookies, or pie it needs to be straight forward and super simple. This is one of those cakes. Whether you call this Kentucky Butter Cake, as we do, Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, or just plain old butter cake you have probably had a version of this at some time. A delicious butter cake with a butter sauce poured over at the end to create a yummy moist cake that is loaded with butter flavor.

Verdict:

This is always a hit with my family. We love the buttery flavor and the fact that this cake is super moist. Make sure you use a thin skewer and poke plenty of holes all over the top of the cake (going all the way through to the bottom) before pouring the butter sauce over the cake to get the maximum flavor through the cake.

  • Servings: ”10-12″
  • Difficulty: ”easy”
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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 10 cup bundt pan and set aside.
  2. Cream together 1 cup of butter with 2 cups of sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat the eggs one at a time into the butter/sugar mixture.
  4. In a large bowl mix flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda until well blended.
  5. Alternate adding 1/3 of the flour mixture with 1/3 of the buttermilk and vanilla beating until smooth in between adding ingredients.
  6. Pour into greased bundt pan and bake for about 1 hour until center is set and toothpick comes out cleanly.
  7. Allow cake to cool slightly. Poke holes all over the top of the cake with a thin skewer. Make sure you go all the way to the bottom of the cake.
  8. In a saucepan over medium heat mix 3/4 cup sugar, butter, water and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Allow sugar to melt but do not boil! Remove pan from heat. Cool just a bit and then pour all over the cake.
  9. Allow cake to cool completely before removing from pan.

21 Comments Add yours

  1. Hey I am first to comment YAY! Why oh why can’t we be neighbors so I can get some of that Butter Cake! Those two words alone! What could be better than BUTTER and CAKE?!?! Love and Blessings! Shona

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! I so agree with you! I love the flavor of butter anything!

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  2. Marci, now this sounds so different and really lovely. I love a nice moist cake. šŸ™‚

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Once you pour the butter sauce over the cake it soaks right in and makes it so yummy!

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  3. mistimaan says:

    Looks yummy

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much!

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  4. This sounds great. I love the way your blog is laid out. I can pick and choose what looks good. I think I’ll start with the Spiede Chicken, or the Cheeseburger Rangoons. Thanks, and take care.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Also, thank you for the feedback on my blog!

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  5. This sounds so good Marci!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you, Lynn!

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  6. Erika Kind says:

    Another cake recipe that sounds so good!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much, Erika!

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      1. Erika Kind says:

        You are so welcome šŸ˜Š

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  7. syl65 says:

    Need some vanilla ice cream with this and I’m all good! Thanks, Marci! šŸ™‚

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  8. I have been craving a cake lately and now your recipe is pushing me over the edge. At least I have cookies and cream ice cream to top it off. šŸ™‚ Thanks

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Haha! Thank you, I hope you like it!

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  9. This looks very delicious, Marci. A great recipe.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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