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A bundt cake dusted with powdered sugar on a cake stand.
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Kentucky Butter Cake

Break out your bundt pan for this Kentucky Butter Cake. The sweet, moist crumb of the cake is complimented by the crunchy sugar exterior formed by drenching the cake in a homemade butter glaze.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Additional Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 515kcal
Author: Amy Nash

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Glaze

  • 6 Tablespoons salted butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Nutrition

Calories: 515kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 760IU | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2mg