One-Bowl Kentucky Butter Cake


  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar (or more, depending on how sweet you like it)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature (no substitutions)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 large eggs


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter (no substitutions)
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan or a 12-cup bundt pan.
  3. In a large bowl combine all cake ingredients; beat on low speed until moistened, then beat for another 3 minutes at medium speed.
  4. Pour the batter into prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until cake tests done.
  6. For the butter sauce; in a saucepan, over low heat combine all sauce ingredients; cook just until the butter melts, stirring occasionally (do not boil).
  7. When cake is done remove from oven and pierce all over cake with a large fork or a long thin straw; pour the sauce all over the warm cake.
  8. Let stand 5 minutes, or until sauce is absorbed.

Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Servings: 10-12

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