Kentucky Butter Cake

Kentucky Butter Cake






  • 1 cup butter, cubed at room temperature

  • 2 cups granulated sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 Tbsp vanilla

  • 3 cups all purpose flour

  • ¼ Tsp kosher salt

  • 1 Tsp baking powder

  • ½ Tsp baking soda

  • 1 cup buttermilk


Butter Glaze


  • 1/3 cup butter

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 Tbsp water

  • 2 Tsp vanilla






Preheat the oven to 325°F


Grease a 10″ bundt pan liberally with butter and dust with flour


Place all the cake ingredients in the bowl. Mix on low for 30 seconds and then increase the speed to medium and mix for 3 minutes.


Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 65-75 minutes until a toothpick entered into the center comes out clean.


For the glaze, combine all ingredients into a small saucepan over medium-low heat.


Stir continuously until the butter is melted and the sugar is dissolved. Do not bring to a boil.


Poke holes all over the warm cake using a knife and pour the glaze evenly on the cake while still in the pan.


Allow the cake to cool completely in the pan and then invert the cake onto a serving plate.


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