Kentucky Butter Sauce Pound Cake, crazy moist and buttery, this cake is delicious. It’s definitely a winner and a recipe you’ll want to keep.
Kentucky Butter Sauce Pound Cake is different than most other pound cakes I’ve tested in my Pound Cake Series. This cake does not have the dense, fine texture that most traditional pound cakes have. Instead, it is more like a sponge cake with a light, fluffy texture.
Pound cakes are my favorite dessert to bake. You can get all of my pound cake recipes here, Pound Cakes Reviewed.
As well, I wrote this detailed post on Bake the Perfect Pound Cake that I highly recommend you read. Even if you bake often, there is good information.
One of the most important tips is to Calibrate your oven.
Additionally, you must measure the flour accurately. Therefore, I recommend you hop over and read this post, scroll down under ‘Tips’.
Kentucky Butter Sauce Pound Cake
Furthermore, because of the glaze that poured onto the cake while hot allowing the sauce to seep into the cake, this cake is very moist. It reminds me a lot of a Tres Leche Cake or a bread pudding. Now, don’t get me wrong, that’s a good thing. This is a very good cake and one that I will make over and over again. It’s just not your typical (traditional) pound cake.
How do you make a pound cake?
- All your cold ingredients need to be at room temperature.
- Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. The color will a pale yellow. You must use real butter. Margarine will not have the same results.
- Next, mix in the room temperature eggs one at a time until they disappear into the batter.
- If your recipe has baking powder and salt, sift it in with the flour.
- The next step is to add the room temperature buttermilk alternately with the flour until mixed together and smooth. Room temperature ingredients are a must for a fluffy cake.
- As well, add any flavoring to the batter.
- Pour the batter into a well greased baking pan. I prefer using a solid vegetable shortening to grease my tube pan followed with a sprinkle of granulated sugar.
- Finally, bake until cooked through. You can test for doneness by inserting a wooden pick into the thickest part of the cake. The cake is done with no crumbs or dry crumbs remain on the pick.
Kentucky Butter Sauce Pound Cake
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 6 tablespoon butter
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Cream the butter and sugar with a mixer until fluffy and light in color.
- Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
- Add flour mixture alternatively with the buttermilk beginning and ending with flour.
- Mix until just combined.
- Stir in vanilla.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
- Bake at 325 degrees F for 60 to 65 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in thickest part comes out clean or with dry crumbs.
- Start glaze during the last 5 to 10 minutes of cooking time.
- In a saucepan, combine the 3/4 cup sugar, 6 tablespoon butter, and 1/4 cup water.
- Cook over medium heat until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Do not boil.
- Add vanilla to the mixture after it is removed from the heat source.
- Remove cake from oven.
- Immediately poke holes in cake with a long skewer.
- Pour hot glaze over cake and allow it to soak into the cake.
- Loosen the cake from the pan with a knife while it still hot, but do not remove the cake until it is cooled. (It can be slightly warm but not hot or you risk it falling apart.)
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