Kentucky Butter Cake with Rum

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This Kentucky Butter Cake with Rum recipe is a classic and simple cake that uses all the regular ingredients a cake should have. However, the rum sauce in this cake is what makes it special. Butter cake recipes are the most practical and easiest of all cake recipes because it uses the readily available ingredients straight from your kitchen pantry. This recipe is moist and tender and a crowd pleaser of all occasions. The simplicity of this recipe lies in the fact that it can be eaten on its own during tea time, or you can frost and fill this cake for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries or any occasion. There are many variations to making a velvety butter cake recipe, and you can change the taste according to your preference.

Baking cakes are not all that complicated especially if you have the best cake recipes on hand. This butter cake recipe can be modified as per your taste and choice. You can drizzle the cake with delicious sweet coconut icing and then sprinkle it with coconut flakes on top. If you don’t have buttermilk readily available, you can always combine whole milk and vinegar together in a 1:1 ratio. In the place of light rum you can use dark rum, or a spiced dark rum, and either way, it turns out great. Add Bourbon whiskey or Coconut Rum to change up the flavors.

You don’t have to bake it in a traditional cake pan either. Try using a Bundt or a tube pan for serving it in differently each time. If you want to skip the alcohol, you can add pure vanilla extract instead. Adding lemon extract or lemon zest to this cake recipe will give a touch of refreshing lemony flavor. If you plan on using the icing in this delicious butter cake recipe, you can poke holes in the cake and drizzle the icing while the cake is still warm. This is a wonderful cake recipe with fresh strawberries or homemade ice cream. You can also add blueberries in the cake batter, or a dash of nutmeg and cinnamon would also taste out of the world. This cake recipe does well in the freezer so you can make it in advance and serve it as and when you have guests over. Always remember to add the rum sauce after the cake is baked and never in the cake batter. Never boil the rum sauce. Instead, just cook on low setting and until all the ingredients are melted.

This Kentucky Butter Cake with Rum recipe tops the list of amazing cake recipes. Thank you to Judy at the ‘The Southern Lady Cooks’ food blog for sharing this simple and classic Butter Cake with Rum recipe with us. Do visit her blog for more amazing cake recipes for all occasions especially if you like baking cakes. This butter cake recipe tastes so comforting that there will never be a crumb left! Make some today and enjoy with loved ones!

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