Kentucky Butter Cake Tips
What butter is best to use in Kentucky butter cake?
Unsalted butter is traditionally recommended for baking, as it allows you to control how much salt goes into your baked goods. It also has a light, fresh and smooth flavor that is the perfect template upon which to build your cake. If you do use salted butter, simply adjust the salt in your recipe accordingly, keeping in mind that most butter brands add about 1/4 teaspoon salt per 1/2 cup butter. Read our butter guide
to learn more about the differences between salted and unsalted butter.
What is the best way to grease the bundt pan when making Kentucky butter cake?
Add a thin, even coating of shortening or another fat to the surface of your pan, and then sift flour evenly over it. Roll and tap the pan to make sure all sides are coated with flour, and tap out the excess. Learn more about how to grease a pan
How long should you wait for the butter sauce to absorb into the cake before adding the rest?
You want to go slow when adding the butter sauce to the cake, so it has time to absorb. It should take a few minutes between additions for it to fully soak in. Something else to keep in mind: When poking holes in the cake, you’ll want to go about 3/4 of the way down, so that the butter sauce absorbs into the whole cake. However, try not to go all the way through the cake, because that can make it crumbly and fragile. Once you’ve got the hang of it, try these other poke cake recipes
What should you serve with Kentucky butter cake?
This cake goes great with coffee or tea. Or, you can make it the centerpiece of your Kentucky Derby buffet! Consider these other Kentucky Derby recipes
for the spread.—Shannon Norris, Taste of Home Senior Food Stylist
1 slice: 410 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 344mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.