Kentucky Butter Cake - It's Amazing

Easter is just around the corner, and if you're looking for something rich and delicious that will delight the whole family, this cake is your answer. It comes out moist and buttery, and can be served with a heaping spoonful of vanilla ice cream, or simply a glass of cold milk. 


  • 1 cup butter (we softened ours on the stove)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk (we made ours with milk + lemon juice)


  • ⅓ cup butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Preheat the oven to 325°
  • Grease a 10" bundt pan with butter and dust the pan with flour
  • Combine butter, sugar, vanilla, and eggs until smooth
  • In a separate bowl sift together flour, salt, baking power, baking soda
  • Combine dry ingredients and wet, slowly mix in the buttermilk
  • Pour the batter into the bundt pan and bake for 45-60 minutes (check with a clean toothpick - ovens vary greatly)
  • Make the glaze by combining ingredients in a saucepan over a medium heat, be sure not to boil
  • Poke holes in the cake while it's still warm in the pan and pour the glaze slowly over the cake (poke enough holes to allow for the glaze to seep into most parts of the cake)
  • Once the cake is cool, invert onto a serving plate
  • Enjoy!