The Country Cook: Kentucky Butter Cake

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Kentucky Butter Cake

I am so excited to share this next amazing cook with y'all. If you don't know her, you are about to and I promise you won't forget her after you see this recipe she is sharing today! Her name is Judy and she writes for her blog, The Southern Lady CooksShe is a Kentucky girl who knows her way around the kitchen.
Hello Everyone!  I am so thrilled to be guest blogging today on Brandie's fantastic blog, The Country Cook. Thank you to Brandie for inviting me. Brandie's blog is one of my very favorites. My name is Judy and my blog is called, "The Southern Lady Cooks". I am retired from state government in my state of Kentucky. I have three beautiful grownup children, a son and twin daughters, and a cutie pie grandson, age 3, that we call Tater Tot. Blogging, along with lots of other hobbies, keeps me busy. I love meeting new people and love to cook down home Southern recipes. Southern folks love company, love to eat and love the South and that is what my blog is all about. I hope you will enjoy the recipe I am bringing to you today. This recipe has been around for a long time because it is such a great cake! Butter cake is very moist and the rum just makes it even better.

2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 sticks butter, softened
2 teaspoons rum or vanilla flavoring
1 cup buttermilk
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

In a large bowl cream sugar, eggs, butter, and buttermilk together with mixer.  Add flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and vanilla or rum and mix.  Pour batter into a well-sprayed bundt pan or pan of your choice.  Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes until done.  Let cool in the pan at least 30 minutes before removing.

Rum Sauce
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter
3 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons rum or vanilla flavoring (can use more rum if you want)

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until fully melted. Do not boil!   Pour over cake. Note: I take a skewer and poke holes in the cake, then use a turkey baster to put sauce into holes but you can just pour it over the cake.  The cake will soak up the sauce. YUMMY!  


  1. Brandie, Thanks so much for inviting me to be a guest on your site. I love your blog! I hope everyone will enjoy this recipe. It has been a favorite at my house for many years.Judy

  2. OOOO thanks for introducing up to Judy!

    Judy, your cake just looks so great! and I love that you call your grandson "Tater Tot", that is just so cute!

  3. looks SO good! i feel like the rum sauce takes this over the top. thanks for sharing, loves it :)

  4. Brandie, thanks for introducing me to a new blogger! I'm headed over to Judy's as soon as I finish this.

    Judy, you cake is amazing. I have a cup of coffee next to me and so badly wish that there was a piece of cake to go with it. Many thanks for sharing your recipe with Brandie and us.

  5. This looks amazing Judy. I can't wait to check out your site. My bro and his family live in Richmond Ky and I love to visit just for the pure southern food they all love to make and eat.

  6. This Kentucky cake look amazing and delicious, love it! nice recipe, gloria

  7. One more wonderful guest post Brandy,
    Thanks for introducing somebody new to me!
    This cake looks amazing, so moist and love the nice golden color!
    Nice to meet you Judy and you both ladies have a wonderful day!!!

  8. Thank you Judy and Brandie! I am so giddy to add this to my "must make" list. I have all of the ingredients on hand and put my new bundt pan to use. I better get a pot of coffee brewing as well to go with it. Yummy!

  9. Nice to meet Judy! Oooh this cake looks like melt-in-your-mouth buttery heaven : ) Definitley adding this one to my list!

  10. Judy, so nice to meet you. Your cake just oozes of Southern charm. I'm heading over to your blog to check it out.

    Brandie, Thank you for another wonderful guest blog!

  11. Great post! Thanks so much Judy for sharing this with us, it looks amazing! And Brandie, thanks for another great guest poster!!!!!

  12. Will have to check out Judy's blog...The cake looks great!

  13. What a lovely cake, you're an awesome guest blogger!!:D

  14. Just the name of this cake makes me want it! Lovely recipe and thanks for introducing us to Judy!
    Judy, Love the Southern Lady Cooks, so many yummy recipes, thanks!

  15. I can't believe I've never seen the Southern Lady Cooks before. I'm another Kentucky blogger, so I'll definitely have to check out Judy's blog. Thanks for sharing it!

  16. Well, anything with rum in it is ok in my book. Welcome Judy, I look forward to seeing more of your recipes.

  17. Judy, your recipe looks fabulous! I need and excuse to make it and SOON! Fun to see you here on Brandie's site...I am one of your facebook fans :)

    Thanks, Brandie, for sharing another great blogger and recipe with us! xo

  18. What a beautiful cake! This looks perfect for a nice brunch. Yum!

  19. Judy- What a beautiful cake! I love the rum sauce. :)Heading to your blog now to check it out!
    Thanks Brandie! :)

  20. Delicious cake! There is nothing better than a terrific, old-fashioned cake recipe.

    Plus, you had me at rum. :)Thanks for linking to ShabbyNest.

  21. That sounds simple and delicious! The best kind of recipe, if you ask me...

  22. Ohhhh, this sounds wonderful!

    I hope you'll stop by and link up with Sweet Tooth Friday.

  23. I have made this cake several times and it is absolutely FANTASTIC! I love "The Southern Lady Cooks" blog and "The Country Cook" is fast becoming a favorite. Keep on introducing us to tasty dishes.


  24. I really can't wait too try this!! Thank you for sharing :)

  25. I made this today as a Labor Day treat and it is beyond heavenly!!!!!! Thank you so much for the awesome recipe. I did half vanilla and half rum....I just couldn't bring myself to choose ;)

  26. This recipe looks and smells wonderful! BUT I had a mishap with it. I followed your recipe to the T and it came out a soupy sugary mess! I want to try this again, does anybody have any suggestions on what I could do? And advice is welcome! :)


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