Indulge in the richness of Kentucky butter cake

Try your hand at this simple and delicious Kentucky butter cake made even more elegant when topped with berries and whipped cream.

If you’re a fan of gooey, buttery goodness, then you’ll definitely want to try Kentucky Butter Cake by Woodford Reserve.

This indulgent treat is made with layers of moist, yellow cake that are soaked in a rich, buttery sauce. The result is a cake that is bursting with flavor and has a texture that is soft, tender, and completely addictive.

To top it off, the cake is often frosted with a creamy, dreamy icing that adds even more richness and sweetness to the overall flavour profile. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just looking for an indulgent dessert to enjoy, Kentucky Butter Cake is sure to hit the spot.


  • 226 grams butter (at room temperature)
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Woodford Reserve Bourbon
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk or sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 10″ bundt pan very liberally with butter, then dust with flour.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing in between each egg. Fold int eh lemon zest and bourbon. Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Fold into the butter and sugar alternating with the buttermilk or sour cream.
  3. Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

For the glaze:

  • 4 tablespoons or 1/2 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup Woodford Reserve Bourbon
  • Dash vanilla
  1. Combine the sugar and bourbon in a small pan and simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Add the butter and stir together until melted. Add a dash of vanilla.
  2. Turn out the cake and pour the glaze over the top. Glaze will harden and crystallise.

For the berries:

  • 4 cups strawberries, capped and sliced
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Splash of bourbon
  1. Place strawberries in a medium bowl and sprinkle sugar over the top.
  2. Fold the sugar carefully into the berries and let them sit for 5 minutes. Add the blueberries and bourbon and blend together. Set aside.

For the whipped cream:

  • 1/4 cup Woodford Reserve Bourbon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  1. Combine the bourbon and sugar together in a small saucepan and simmer until sugar is dissolved. Let the syrup cool.
  2. Combine with very cold heavy cream. Whip to soft peaks.


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