Prepare time: 10 min
Cook: 1 hr 10 min
Ready in: 1 hr 10 min


The first thing you need to remember in making Pillsbury Kentucky Butter Cake Recipe is preparing the right ingredients. The main ingredients in this easy yet satisfying recipe are of course, butter. Choosing the perfect butter will ensure your cake to be fluffier. There are numerous varieties of butter in convenience stores. To maximize the cake’s taste, you need to choose a salty butter. Using a plain butter, whey butter, or sweet cream butter is also a choice, but if you want to recreate the same exact Kentucky’s style butter cake, you must use the saltier one.


  • 1 cup butter/ 2 sticks of butter (room temperature)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups fine sugar/ white sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ tsp baking soda

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven 325 degrees F for 3 minutes.
  2. Grease pan/Bundt pan and set it aside.
  3. Mix all the ingredients above. You can use either hand or a stand mixer. If you use a mixer, it is important to mix on low speed until the flour is combined. Then, raise the speed to medium for approximately 3 minutes.
  4. Pour all of the batter into prepared pan.
  5. Bake the batter for 65- 75 minutes.

Here are some tips regarding Pillsbury Kentucky Butter Cake Recipe. If you are using hand to mix the ingredients, you can soften the butter by putting it into the microwave for 8 seconds. It will be an easier task to mix once the butter is softening up. It is the important point to note.

In order to find out if your cake is done or not, use a toothpick. Insert the toothpick in the middle of cake. If it comes out clean, then you are ready to go. These tips are very helpful when you are baking. You don’t want to have a mushy and raw batter on your cake, right?

In addition, the texture of Pillsbury Kentucky Butter Cake Recipe can be softened by cream the butter and sugar together first for about 5-8 minutes. Once it is done, add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla next to, and then mix it well. Lastly, add the rest of ingredients. The texture of batter will soften once done baking and will tasted more light and tender.

Moreover, the use of buttermilk is limited. Usually once you have done with the dish, you just leave the buttermilk and hoping it would do some good in there or find another buttermilk recipe. In case you do not need buttermilk, you can keep it in the freezer. Use an ice tray to freeze your buttermilk. Once it is cold, put the buttermilk ice cubes into air-tight seal and store it in the freezer. This convenient trick can also be used with whipping cream or other liquid-based ingredients you have no use soon. Well, let’s make Pillsbury Kentucky Butter Cake Recipe of your own.


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