Kentucky Butter Vanilla Cake

This Kentucky Butter Cake recipe is CRAZY moist, buttery and coated with a sweet buttery sauce that crusts the outside and soaks into the cake making it amazing for days. What you get is a stunning, sweet, buttery, soft cake that is as perfect on its own as it is topped with strawberries and whipped cream!

This is definitely the winner of the Official Pound Cake Category. Let me explain why…

First, Kentucky Butter Cake is easy to make. Second its flavor is simple and buttery and vanilla-ish. Third its texture is perfection. And fourth…the MOST important part of this cake…is it’s topped with a RIDICULOUS butter/sugar/vanilla sauce that soaks into the cake while also leaving it crispy and sweet on top. It’s like a giant glazed cake doughnut, only better. Better because the cake absorbs so much of the sauce making it dense sweet and really unique. I am in love love love.

Ingredients :

BUTTER CAKE :
3 c all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 c unsalted butter
2 c sugar
1 c milk
1 Tbsp white vinegar
4 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla

BUTTER GLAZE :
1 c sugar
1/2 c unsalted butter
3 Tbsp brandy (water can be substituted)
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions :

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease and flour a 10 inch bundt pan (12 cup).
2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; approximately 5 minutes.
3. Mix milk and vinegar together in separate small bowl or measuring cup.
4. Add eggs one at a time to butter/sugar mixture stirring just until incorporated. Add the vanilla. Stir in milk/vinegar mixture and dry ingredients in intervals alternating between the two: stirring just until combined. Spoon into prepared bundt pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from the oven but do not remove from the pan.
5. Poke holes in the butter cake using the smaller end of a chopstick or similar sized instrument. Go close but not all the way through to the bottom. In small saucepan add sugar, butter and brandy. Place over medium low heat and stir very frequently until melted. Do not allow to boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Slowly and carefully pour over poked holes. Allow the cake to cool for 30 minutes from the time of removing it from the oven before inverting.