When it says “buttery” right in the title, you know this cake’s going to be something special. Just ask home cook Joan Gertz from Palmetto, Florida. As soon as she found the recipe for her Blue-Ribbon Butter Cake in an old cookbook, she couldn’t wait to try it. “I knew it had been someone’s favorite because of the well-worn page,” she says. It’s easy to see why: this tender cake comes together in a few easy steps with simple ingredients and-of course-lots of buttery goodness.
But the real standout is the cake’s almond-y sauce that gets poured over the top and soaks right into the cake itself. And it’s easy to customize: Got chocolate on the brain? Mix in a little cocoa powder! Are you a lemon lover? Swap in lemon extract for that perfect pucker. Or just leave it as is-this simple cake has just a touch of sweetness, making it the perfect end to dinner or a lovely way to start your day at breakfast, too.
This just may become your go-to cake for every gathering, but if you’re looking to give your fluted tube pan a few more spins, check out some of our other favorite Bundt cake recipes that make any occasion extra special.