Salted Caramel Kentucky Butter Cake


Indulge in the irresistible sweetness of Salted Caramel Kentucky Butter Cake – a delectable dessert made from scratch. This buttery cake, with a hint of salted caramel, is a must-have at any event or gathering, and it’s sure to leave your taste buds craving more.


  • 3 cups / 13 1/2 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk or fermented milk
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 large eggs

Sauce Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. Generously grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan or a 10-inch tube pan.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, 2 cups sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, buttermilk, 1 cup butter, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and eggs. Beat on low speed until moistened, then increase the mixer speed to medium and beat for about 3 more minutes.
  4. Spoon the cake batter into the prepared pan, spreading it evenly.
  5. Bake the cake in the preheated oven for 55 to 65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over low heat, combine the 3/4 cup sugar, 1/3 cup butter, 3 tablespoons water, and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Cook and stir until the butter is melted. Do not let the mixture come to a boil.
  7. Remove the cake from the oven and place it on a wire rack. While the cake is still in the pan, pierce it with a fork or skewer.
  8. Pour the hot butter sauce over the hot cake, allowing it to soak in.

Note: This Salted Caramel Kentucky Butter Cake is a heavenly treat that will satisfy any sweet tooth. With its buttery texture and delightful salted caramel flavor, it’s a dessert that everyone will love. Serve it at gatherings or special occasions, and watch it become an instant favorite!

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