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Kentucky Butter Cake
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Serves/Makes:1-10 inch bundt cake

  • 3 cups (700 ml) all purpose flour
  • 2-3/4 cups (650 ml) white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) baking soda
  • 1 cup (225 ml) buttermilk
  • 1-1/3 cups (325 ml) butter
  • 4 tsp (20 ml) vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) water
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) salt
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) baking powder
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees (175 C.).
  • Grease and flour one 10 inch bundt pan.
  • Blend together on low speed of an electric mixer: the flour, 2 cups (475 ml) of the sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, buttermilk, 1 cup (225 ml) of the butter, 2 tsp (10 ml) of the vanilla, and the 4 eggs.
  • Beat for 3 minutes at medium speed.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake at 325 degrees (175 C.) for 60 minutes.
  • To make butter sauce:
  • In a saucepan combine the remaining 3/4 cup (175 ml) of sugar, 1/3 cup (80 ml) of butter, 2 tsp (10 ml) vanilla, and the water.
  • Cook over medium heat, until fully melted and combined, do not boil.
  • Prick holes in the still warm baked cake (10 to 12 times).
  • Slowly pour sauce over cake.
  • Let cake cool before removing from pan.

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