Salted Caramel Kentucky Butter Cake

Dive into a world of indulgent flavours with this Salted Caramel Kentucky Butter Cake. This recipe promises to treat your taste buds with its rich and creamy texture and mesmerizing caramel notes.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect dessert for a festive occasion or simply want to indulge in something special, this cake offers a delightful blend of sweetness and buttery goodness, topped with a heavenly salted caramel sauce that’s sure to impress.


For the 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 (e.g., International Delight Simply Pure) or substitute with buttermilk (omit cream of tartar if using buttermilk)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature

For the Butter Sauce:

  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons caramel coffee creamer
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the Salted Caramel (optional homemade version):

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 3½ tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt



  1. Preparation: Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F. Generously grease and flour a 10-inch Bundt cake pan.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, cream of tartar, baking powder, and baking soda.
  3. Combine Wet Ingredients: In the bowl of a stand mixer (or using a hand mixer), blend the caramel coffee creamer, butter, vanilla extract, and eggs into the dry mixture. Beat for 3 minutes at medium speed until well combined.
  4. Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared Bundt pan and bake for 50-55 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  5. Prepare Cake for Sauce: While still warm, prick holes in the cake using the handle of a wooden spoon or a wooden skewer.
  6. Add Butter Sauce: Slowly pour the prepared butter sauce over the cake, ensuring it seeps into the holes. Allow the cake to cool completely before removing from the pan.

Butter Sauce:

  1. Cook Sauce: In a saucepan, combine sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and coffee creamer. Cook over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is well combined. Avoid bringing it to a boil.

Salted Caramel (if making homemade):

  1. Prepare Caramel: In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, dissolve sugar in water over medium-low heat. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil, boiling until the syrup turns a deep amber color (about 6-8 minutes).
  2. Finish Caramel: Remove from heat and carefully whisk in the heavy cream (the mixture will bubble). Stir in butter and salt, then cool the caramel before drizzling over the cake.

This Salted Caramel Kentucky Butter Cake is not just a dessert; it’s a show-stopper that combines the comfort of butter cake with the luxe of salted caramel. Enjoy it as the grand finale to a meal or a treat with your afternoon coffee. Either way, it’s sure to bring smiles all around!

Salted Caramel Kentucky Butter Cake

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