KENTUCKY BUTTER CAKE WITH RUM SAUCE

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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. Wonderful addition to any holiday gathering.

Ingredients for the Kentucky Butter Cake

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 Ingredients

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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5 from 27 votes

Kentucky Butter Cake

This Kentucky Butter Cake is a classic! Perfect for any gathering. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Kentucky Butter Cake
Servings: 1 cake

Ingredients

  • 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

Rum Sauce Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  • n 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 Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until fully melted. Do not boil! Pour over cake.

Notes

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.

 
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