Salted Caramel Kentucky Butter Cake is a homemade moist and buttery cake recipe with an irresistible caramel butter sauce that is rich, addictive, delicious, and soaks right into the cake!

Salted Caramel Kentucky Butter Cake is a homemade moist and buttery cake recipe with an irresistible caramel butter sauce that is rich, addictive, delicious, and soaks right into the cake!

This Salted Caramel Kentucky Butter Cake is a recipe you’re about to fall in love with – trust me on this one, guys.  I love bundt cake recipes like this Hot Chocolate Coffee Rum Cake because they just look so fancy and presentable!  I have made so many variations of them and they are always a huge success and a hit among my family and friends.  I like big Bundts and I cannot lie! The good reviews on this cake speak for themselves.

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I’ve baked this cake at least a few times now but have switched up the liquid I incorporate into it and toppings used and it always get rave reviews. The cake is very palatable with incredible flavor.  Believe it or not, it tastes even better the next day!  I actually feel that the longer it sat, the more moist and tasty it became.  What other cake can you say that about?  This cakes actually gets better with time (like myself…….totally kidding).

Salted Caramel Kentucky Butter Cake is a homemade moist and buttery cake recipe with a caramel butter sauce drizzled over the top that soaks into the cake!

This cake is best when eaten in the morning (you now have an excuse to eat cake for breakfast) with that morning cup of coffee.  Most cakes I would feel are not appropriate for breakfast, but this one has International Delight Simply Pure Caramel coffee creamer baked right into it, and my morning coffee has the same coffee creamer in it, so why not?!  They belong together.  It’s the little things that give me the motivation to get out of bed in the morning after maybe a not-so-great night of sleep!  Starting the day off right, even if it means treating myself with cake first thing in the morning once in a while, is an important thing to do.

International Delight New Simply Pure Caramel Coffee Creamer photo with a clean label.

I’m super excited about their new line of clean label Simply Pure coffee creamers and I thought you would like to hear about them.  They not only come in my favorite caramel flavor, but also Hazelnut and Vanilla.  They are all made with just FIVE simple ingredients including real milk, cream, and cane sugar!  It’s a new way to help enjoy the coffee you love each morning as you can feel good about the creamer you’re putting in it.

I also love using coffee creamer in place of any liquid when baking – it works out so well!  It keeps the cake or bread so moist and the creamer is thick enough to give my baked goods a great consistency.  It’s great in my Caramel Macchiato Banana Bread! Using creamers is fun because you can switch up the flavor accordingly depending on what you want your cake to taste like.  I used the caramel variety for this Salted Caramel Kentucky Butter Cake but I may have to make a hazelnut version in the near future!

Steps in making a Kentucky Butter Cake.

This recipe for Salted Caramel Kentucky Butter Cake is a homemade moist and buttery cake with an irresistible caramel butter sauce that is rich, addictive, delicious, and soaks right into the cake! It is topped off with a salted caramel sauce.

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Salted Caramel Kentucky Butter Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
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Serves: 12
 
Salted Caramel Kentucky Butter Cake is a homemade moist and buttery cake recipe with a caramel butter sauce that is rich,delicious, and soaks into the cake!
Ingredients
Cake:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup caramel coffee creamer (I used International Delight Simply Pure) (can substitute Buttermilk but leave out the cream of tartar)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
Butter Sauce:
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons caramel coffee creamer ((I used International Delight Simply Pure)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Salted Caramel, for topping (makes 1.5 cups OR use store-bought):
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 3½ tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
Instructions
Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, 2 cups sugar, salt, cream of tartar, baking powder and baking soda.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, blend in (meaning, into the DRY mixture) the coffee creamer, 1 cup of butter, 2 teaspoons of vanilla and 4 eggs. Beat for 3 minutes at medium speed.
  4. Pour batter into prepared Bundt pan.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.
  6. Prick holes in the cake while it is still warm (I use the handle of a wooden spoon - nothing too huge - can also use a wooden skewer). Slowly pour the butter sauce over cake making sure it gets in all of the holes. Let cake cool completely before removing from pan. Running a knife along the edges first helps the cake come out cleanly.
Butter Sauce:
  1. In a saucepan combine the remaining ¾ cups sugar, ⅓ cup butter, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and the coffee creamer. Cook over medium heat, until fully melted and combined, but do not the mixture boil.
Salted Caramel (if making homemade):
  1. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the sugar and water over medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil, without stirring. If necessary, use a wet pastry brush to wash down any crystals on the side of the pan. Boil until the syrup is a deep amber color, about 6-8 minutes.
  3. Remove the sugar from the heat and carefully whisk in the heavy cream. The mixture will bubble. Stir in the unsalted butter, and salt. Transfer the caramel to a dish and cool. Drizzle/pour over the cake. You may have some leftover - use it over ice cream!

Salted Caramel Kentucky Butter Cake recipe is a homemade moist and buttery cake with an irresistible caramel butter sauce that is rich, addictive, delicious, and soaks right into the cake! It is topped off with a salted caramel sauce.

Recipe source:  strongly adapted from allrecipes.com

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