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Tue, November 12, 2013

Butter Cake Recipe

KENTUCKY BUTTER CAKE

3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup butter
2 tsp. vanilla or rum extract
4 eggs
Glaze:
3/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup butter
3 T. water
2 tsp. vanilla or rum extract

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan.  Mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.  Blend in buttermlk, butter, vanilla or rum and eggs.  Beat 3 minutes at medium speed.  our batter into prepared pan. Bake 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.  Prick holes in the still warm cake.  Slowly pour glaze over cake.  Let cool before rmoving from pan.
Glaze:
Combine all glaze ingredients in saucepan.  Cook over medium heat until fully melted and combined, do not boil.

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