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Friday, July 24, 2009

Kentucky Butter Cake

3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened
4 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Sift flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder in medium bowl and set aside. Beat sugar and butter in a large bowl until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine buttermilk with vanilla in a measuring glass. Add buttermilk and flour mixtures to the large bowl (with sugar, butter, and eggs), alternating in thirds, ending with the flour mixture and beating well after each addition.

Spoon batter into greased cake pans. Bake until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Bourbon Sauce:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon vanilla
Glug glug of bourbon
Strawberries and/or powdered sugar, optional garnish

To prepare the glaze, heat butter, sugar, water, vanilla, and bourbon in a small saucepan over medium heat until everything is melted and dissolved, about ten minutes. DO NOT BOIL.

Prick cake repeatedly with a toothpick after removing it from the oven. Pour glaze/sauce over cake and serve immediately while warm. You may want to garnish with strawberries or powdered sugar.

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