Slices of cake with a glaze frosting
The Kentucky Butter Cake That Came On Top In A 1960s Pillsbury Baking Contest
Kentucky butter cake was first introduced to the world in 1963 when it claimed the winning title at a Pillsbury Bake-Off competition, and it’s been a classic ever since.
The butter cake is lighter than a pound cake which provides a moist backdrop for the sugary butter syrup glaze and optional topping of whipped cream and seasonal fruit.
As the name implies, to make a Kentucky butter cake, you’ll need a lot of butter along with flour, sugar, buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, baking powder and soda, and sea salt.
Bake in a bundt pan, and then top your cake with sweet, buttery syrup. Let it rest for a few hours before garnishing it with powdered sugar and serving.
The best part is this recipe’s endless variety. You can add bourbon or sherry to the mix, experiment with citrus or floral essence, or get creative with your own alterations.