Wednesday, September 10, 2014


This recipe is from a lady in Liberty, Kentucky who says this recipe has been a family favorite since the 1970s. She entered it in a TOH recipe contest where it received high praise and first appeared in TOH in 2007. The last time I checked it had a 5-star rating by readers.

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  •  2-1/3 cups sugar
  •  1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  •  1 teaspoon baking powder
  •  1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  •  1 cup buttermilk
  •  ICING:
  •  1/4 cup butter, cubed
  •  1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  •  1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  •  1 cup confectioners' sugar
    In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition (batter will be thick).

    Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

    For icing, in a small saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar and cream. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; cool for 5-10 minutes. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Drizzle over cake.
    12-16 servings.

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