When it comes to Thanksgiving desserts, pumpkin pie is a must-have, right? But, my family likes to add other desserts that have nothing at all to do with pumpkins. I know it will shock you to hear this coming from me, but there IS such a thing as too much pumpkin. Even for me.
So, this time of year, I’m all over social media looking for new, creative, and delicious recipes to make for the holidays. Over the years, I have joined several Facebook groups that post the most amazing recipes. There was one, in particular, that caught my eye because it had the words Kentucky and butter in the title.
Out of all of the recipes I have found and tried on Facebook, this is by far the best. It’s called a Kentucky Butter Cake. Let me tell you, this cake melts in your mouth, and it’s so easy to make. except for one special ingredient, you probably have all of the ingredients to make this incredible cake in your refrigerator and cupboard, right now.
Here is the cake recipe that your Thanksgiving has been missing and needs this year.
What you need to make a Kentucky Butter Cake
3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour2 cups white sugar1 teaspoon of salt1 teaspoon baking powder½ teaspoon baking soda1 cup buttermilk (secret, must add, ingredient)1 cup butter2 teaspoons vanilla extract4 large eggs¾ cup white sugar⅓ cup butter3 tablespoons of water2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Kentucky Butter Cake directions
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt pan (preferred) but, you can use a loaf pan, a 9X13 baking dish, or whatever pan you like. You may have to adjust the baking time depending on the pan. In a large bowl, combine flour, 2 cups sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.Combine buttermilk, 1 cup butter, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and 4 eggs. Beat for 3 minutes at medium speed. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes or until a butter knife is inserted in the center of the cake and it comes out clean. Poke holes with the round handle of a wooden spoon in the cake while it’s still warm.Slowly pour the sauce over the cake. Let the cake cool before removing it from the pan.Sprinkle powdered sugar over the…