Looking for a super yummy, home baked treat that the entire family will love? This Butter Cake recipe has been in my family for as long as I can remember, and it is one my kiddos will all know how to make before they move out. It is perfect for taking to parties, tastes great the next day, and is far from low calorie...so it is the best comfort food you can ask for! The cake takes about 20 minutes to whip together, another 4 minutes for the topping, and 60 minutes to bake at 350 degrees. I prefer to bake it in a prepared Bundt pan, but I am sure you could try others. 
What You Need:
3 c. flour 
2 c. white sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 c. buttermilk
1 c. butter
2 tsp. vanilla extract
4 eggs. 


3/4 c. white sugar
1/3 c. butter
3 Tbsp. water
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan. In a large bowl, mix the flour, 2 cups sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Blend in buttermilk, 1 cup of butter, 2 teaspoons of vanilla and 4 eggs. Beat for 3 minutes at medium speed. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Prick holes in the still warm cake. For this part, I use a chopstick. Poke about 30 holes. Slowly spoon the sauce over cake trying to focus on the holes you made. Let cake cool before removing from pan. 

To Make Butter Sauce: In a saucepan combine the remaining 3/4 cups sugar, 1/3 cup butter, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and the water. Cook over medium heat, until fully melted and combined, but do not boil.


03/19/2016 7:05pm

I've never heard of a butter cake! It sounds heavenly! I like how quickly it can be made, and I'm sure I have all of the ingredients here. I'll have to surprise the family tonight!

03/22/2016 10:36pm

Let me know how it goes!!

shelly peterson
03/31/2016 8:52am

This butter cake looks really good. I usually don't make a cake from scratch but this recipe sounds pretty easy.

Sue E
04/01/2016 2:22am

Reading this review, makes me feel a little sad, because when I was young, my mom used to make us a butter bunt cake. It was so good and I could not find the recipe when she died.
Too bad I can't pin this, but I am copying & pasting this as a saved document. THANK YOU!!

Karen Behrman
04/08/2016 6:36pm

looks yummy

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