Here’s How To Make Our Delicious “Best Butter Cake”

by Anna Halkidis
Anna is a native New Yorker who loves concerts, travel, good coffee, and her Jack Russell terrier, Charlie. She’s a multimedia journalist who earned her master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Her true passion for telling stories keeps her inspired.

Two words: pound cake! No, seriously. It’s my go-to dessert at all times.

I’ve tried everything from a delicious candy-filled pie to one-of-a-kind Oreo tacos, and still nothing compares to the taste of that buttery and fluffy cake.

And when it’s homemade? That only makes it a million times better.

That’s why when I came across this recipe for the “Best Butter Cake,” which includes a special and easy-to-make butter sauce, I knew I had to get my baking mitts ready.

Ingredients (cake):

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Ingredients (butter sauce):

  • ⅓ cup butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

First, preheat the oven to 325 °F. In the meantime, blend together the butter and sugar in a mixer. Carefully add the eggs, followed by the vanilla, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Then alternate between adding flour and buttermilk until it becomes a thick batter. Once done, pour the mixture into a bundt cake pan and bake for one hour. (It’s worth the wait!)

As you let it cool down for 15 minutes, heat all butter sauce ingredients in a small saucepan until it starts to bubble.

Head back to the cake and poke small holes on the surface. Now it’s time for the best part: Start pouring the delicious sauce on top. Lastly, remove it from the pan, add some powdered sugar, and — voila — perfection!

It may sound like a long list of ingredients, and it’s a bit more involved than some of the quick and easy recipes we often share — but trust me, this delicious cake is actually quite simple to make! Just watch the video below and I’m sure you’ll want to try it, too.

Please SHARE this savory recipe with all the other pound cake lovers you know!

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