Kentucky Butter Cake


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Kentucky Butter Cake ( 10 inch Bundt Pan)

(Recipe inspired by this recipe : http://allrecipes.com/recipe/kentucky-butter-cake/)
Cake Ingredients:

360 gms cake flour (sifted)
360 gms caster sugar (divided use)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup buttermilk
250 gms unsalted butter
4 egg yolks (I used A grade)
4 egg whites

Butter Sauce Ingredients:

50 gms butter
50 gms sugar
3 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Cake Mixture: 

  • Cream butter and sugar (reserve 100 gms for meringue) until light and fluffy. Add vaniila extract and mix in.
  • Add egg yolk one at a time. Make sure they are well mixed before adding the next one.
  • Mix in flour in 3 additions,  starting with flour then adding half of the buttermilk, then flour, then buttermilk, ending with flour. Mix gently until incorporated but do not overmix. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until foamy, then gradually add the reserved 100 gms sugar. Beat until firm peak (that would be a peak that folds back on itself)
  • Add the egg white meringue to butter mixture in 2 additions. Mix at the lowest speed until incorporated.
  • Scoop out about 1/3 of the batter and mix in the cocoa powder. Remember to sift the powder.
  • Pour ½ the butter mixture into the prepared bundt pan, followed by the cocoa mixture and finally topping with the remainder of the butter mixture. Even out the top of the batter.
  • Bake at 155 celcius, higher if using an aluminium pan (my pan is nonstick and dark) for 63 minutes (or a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean) in the middle rack.

 REMEMBER TO GREASE AND FLOUR THE PAN! 

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Butter Sauce:

 Melt the butter, together with the water, sugar and vanilla extract on low heat. Do not let it boil.

 Before unmoulding, poke holes (I used a fork) on the cake and drizzle butter sauce all over. When cooled, turn the cake over and brush remainder of the sauce all over the cake.

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2nd bake did not drizzle butter sauce …. still delicious!

 

3 Comments »

  1. Jhuls said

    Beautiful and delicious cake!😀 I hope you don’t mind giving me a slice.😛 Thanks for sharing! Happy 2015!

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    • jeannietay said

      Hi Jhul, Happy 2015 too! Help yourself to all the cakes you want hehe!

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