KENTUCKY BUTTER CAKE

 

Ingredients:

1 cup of softened butter.

Two cups of sugar.

4 eggs (at room temperature).

Two teaspoons of vanilla extract.

3 cups of all-purpose flour.

1 tsp. of baking powder.

1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.

1/2 teaspoon of salt.

1 cup of milk.

For butter sauce:

One cup of sugar.

Half a cup of butter, cubed.

1/4 cup of water.

1 to 1/2 teaspoons of almond extract.

1 to 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.

Directions:

Step 1

First, beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl until light and fluffy, then, add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, and incorporate the winning ingredient, vanilla extract.

Step 2

Then, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl, and gradually add this dry mixture to the creamy mixture, alternating with buttermilk, then, beat well after each addition to ensure thorough incorporation.

Step 3

Next, grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan, place the prepared pan and bake at 350°F until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, which should take around 55-70 minutes.

Step 4

Then allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes, after that run a knife along the edges of the pan and around the center tube, and carefully invert the cake onto a wire rack placed over waxed paper.

Step 5

To prepare the sauce, take a small saucepan and combine the sugar, butter, and water, then place the saucepan over medium heat and cook until the butter melts and the sugar completely dissolves, and once done, remove the saucepan from the heat source and stir in the desired extracts.

Step 6

Next, punch holes in the top of the warm cake and spoon 1/4 cup of sauce over it, allowing it to absorb. Repeat this process twice. Then, poke holes in the sides of the cake and spread the remaining sauce over them.

Tips:

Make sure to properly grease and flour the tube pan to prevent the cake from sticking.

Let the cake cool for about 10 minutes before removing it from the pan to avoid it breaking apart.

Poke holes in the cake while it’s still warm to allow the butter sauce to penetrate evenly.

Variations:

Add a teaspoon of cinnamon or nutmeg to the cake batter for a warm and aromatic twist.

Top the cake with cream cheese frosting for an extra layer of creamy goodness.

Sprinkle toasted coconut flakes over the butter sauce for a tropical touch.

Drizzle melted chocolate or caramel sauce over the cooled cake for a decadent finish.

Serve the cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for a delightful contrast in textures.

The Kentucky Butter Cake is a heavenly dessert that combines the richness of butter, the sweetness of the butter sauce, and the delicate crumb of a perfectly baked cake, resulting in a truly irresistible treat that will leave you craving more!

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