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Kentucky Butter Cake

This Kentucky butter cake is a decadent Bundt cake recipe that's super moist and full of rich buttery flavor. Just add fresh berries or whipped cream and enjoy!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bundt cake recipe, butter cake, cake, cake recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 344kcal
Author Kasey Schwartz



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Butter Glaze

  • cup butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease and flour a 10” Bundt pan.
  • Mix together the flour, baking powder and soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and continue beating until incorporated.
  • Combine the buttermilk and vanilla extract. Alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk to the dry ingredients ending with the flour mixture.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 60 minutes.
  • For the glaze, add all the ingredients to a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the butter is melted and sugar has dissolved.
  • While the cake is still warm, poke holes in the top and pour the batter down the holes. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes before turning onto a platter. Dust with powdered sugar.


Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 285mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg