Salted Caramel Kentucky Butter 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!

  • Prep time:  30 mins
  • Cook time:  55 mins
  • Total time:  1 hour 25 mins
  • Serves: 12

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:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt cake pan.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, 2 cups sugar, salt, cream of tartar, baking powder and baking soda.

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.

Pour batter into prepared Bundt pan.

Bake in preheated oven for 50-55 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.

Prick holes in the cake while it is still warm (I use the handle of a wooden spoon). 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:

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):

In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the sugar and water over medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves.

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.

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!

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