Kentucky Butter Cake

Kentucky Butter Cake is a moist pound cake infused with Kentucky bourbon
brushed with a buttery Kentucky bourbon glaze.

 

Watch us make this Kentucky Butter Cake!


Ya’ll this cake has a great balance of Kentucky bourbon and sweetness. Don’t be discouraged by the amount of sugar used for the glaze.

This cake is still not overly sweet and the amount of alcohol used in this cake will not make you feel boozy.

If you cannot locate Kentucky bourbon in your area, your favorite bourbon will do!

So let’s get into this recipe so I can show you how it’s done!

 

 

Ingredients needed to make the cake:

For the cake:

  • All-purpose flour (sifted)
  • Granulated sugar
  • Butter (room temperature)
  • Eggs (whole- room temperature)
  • Buttermilk (room temperature)
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Vanilla
  • Kentucky Bourbon

 

 

For the Butter Glaze:

  • Butter
  • Water
  • Granulated sugar
  • Kentucky Bourbon

 

 

Steps to make the Pound Cake:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt whisking together. In a small bowl, mix the buttermilk, vanilla, and bourbon until blended.

Using a hand or stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs one at a time blending well after each addition.

 

 

Add the buttermilk alternating with the flour mixture- beginning and ending with the flour mixture.

Spray your bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray. Pour the batter into greased bundt pan spreading evenly.

Bake for approximately one hour. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.

Do not invert the cake. Poke holes in various areas of the cake to prepare it to be glazed.

 

 

To make the glaze:


In a large saucepan, add the butter and melt. Once the butter is melted, add the sugar to the pan and stir until the butter and sugar are blended together. 


Add the water and vanilla to the pan mixing well. Continue to stir frequently until a sugar syrup is formed. Do not allow it to boil.

Once a sugary syrup is formed, remove it from the heat.  Then add the bourbon into the pan mixing well.

 

Kentucky Butter Cake

 

Spoon the desired amount of glaze over the cake. Invert the cake and brush the desired amount of the glaze over the cake.

Serve and enjoy! A short glass of bourbon on the rocks while eating this cake is delicious as well!

 

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You may also enjoy:

Caramel Apple Cake

Apple Crisp

Cream Cheese and Green Apple Muffins

 

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Kentucky Butter Cake
Kentucky Butter Cake is a moist pound cake infused with Kentucky bourbon brushed with a buttery Kentucky bourbon glaze.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: kentucky butter cake
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 675kcal

Ingredients

  • For the cake:
  • 3 c all - purpose flour- sifted
  • 2 c sugar
  • 1 c (2 sticks) of unsalted butter- room temperature
  • 4 eggs- room temperature
  • 1 c buttermilk- room temperature
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsps vanilla
  • 1/4 c Kentucky bourbon
  • For the Butter Glaze:
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter- room temperature
  • 1/3 c water
  • 1/4 c Kentucky bourbon
  • 1 1/2 c sugar

Instructions

  • To make the cake:
    Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  
  • In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt whisking together. 
  • In a small bowl, mix the buttermilk, vanilla, and bourbon together until blended.
  • Using a hand or stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together. 
  • Add the eggs one at a time blending well after each addition. 
  • Add the buttermilk alternating with the flour mixture- beginning and ending with the flour mixture. 
  • Spray your bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray. Then pour the batter into greased bundt pan spreading evenly.
  • Bake for approximately one hour.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Do not invert the cake. 
  • Poke holes in various areas of the cake to prepare it to be glazed. 
  • To make the glaze: In a large saucepan, add the butter and melt.  
  • Add the sugar to the pan and stir until combined.
  • Add the water and vanilla to the pan mixing well. Continue to stir frequently until a sugary syrup is formed. Do not allow it to boil.
  • Once a sugary syrup is formed, remove it from the heat.  Then add the bourbon into the pan mixing well.
  • Spoon the desired amount of the glaze over the cake. 
  • Invert the cake and brush the desired amount of the glaze over the cake. 
  • Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 675kcal | Carbohydrates: 94g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 70g | Vitamin A: 939IU | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg
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