Blue-Ribbon Butter Cake Recipe
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Blue-Ribbon Butter Cake Recipe

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I found this recipe in an old cookbook I bought at a garage sale and couldn’t wait to try it. I knew it had been someone’s favorite because of the well-worn page. —Joan F. Gertz, Palmetto, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 65 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • BUTTER SAUCE:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 410 calories, 19 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 100 mg cholesterol, 344 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Bake at 350° for 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes. Run a knife around edges and center tube of pan. Invert cake onto a wire rack over waxed paper.
  3. For sauce, combine the sugar, butter and water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat just until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in extracts.
  4. Poke holes in the top of the warm cake; spoon 1/4 cup sauce over cake. Let stand until sauce is absorbed. Repeat twice. Poke holes into sides of cake; brush remaining sauce over sides. Cool completely. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Blue-Ribbon Butter Cake in Country May 2007, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 410 calories, 19 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 100 mg cholesterol, 344 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

I have made this cake twice, once with butter milk ,& once with 2% milk. I add a little vegetable oil and it turned out great. I gave it to a friend of mind, she said it was fantastic.

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Reviewed Jul. 11, 2014

Served at church and it was gone.

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Reviewed Jul. 8, 2014

Simple and delicious!!! Love it!

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Reviewed May. 17, 2014

Perfect! I baked at 325 for 65 minutes and it was just right. Was concerned about the butter sauce being too sugary, but it works. Very good pound cake!

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Reviewed May. 16, 2014

This looks like my grandmother's delicious pound cake...gonna have to try it.

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