This Kentucky Butter Cake recipe has been around for a long time because it is such a great cake! Butter cake is very moist and the rum just makes it even better. This recipe is a keeper. Great to serve to family, friends and guests.2 cups sugar 4 eggs 2 sticks butter, softened 2 teaspoons rum, can use more(If you don’t use alcohol, you can substitute vanilla extract or rum extract) 1 cup buttermilk 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda In a large bowl cream sugar, eggs, butter, and buttermilk together with mixer. Add flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and vanilla or rum and mix. Pour batter into a well-sprayed bundt pan or pan of your choice. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes until done. Let cool in the pan at least 30 minutes before removing. Rum Sauce 3/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup butter 3 tablespoons water 2 teaspoons rum, can use more (If you don’t use alcohol, you can substitute vanilla extract or rum extract) Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until fully melted. Do not boil! Pour over cake. (Note: I take a skewer and poke holes in the cake, then use a turkey baster to put sauce into holes but you can just pour it over the cake) The cake will soak up the sauce. YUMMY! Enjoy!
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