While Christmas shopping, I stumbled across the cutest bundt pan (yes, apparently they can be cute). After the holiday chaos subsided, I decided to break in my new purchase with a sweet treat for Wes. My husband is a simple man. He doesn’t love elaborate flavors, so I started scouring my cookbooks and the web for a nice bundt cake recipe with mild flavors. That’s when I discovered the ‘Kentucky Butter Cake’. Pinterest was full of these gorgeous photos depicting moist, buttery cake sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar….AMEN! Basic ingredients including flour, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and butter made the list. A year ago, this would have been a quick win-win for me; however, having Callie on my hip makes it a bit trickier. Mom’s have to be a bit more resourceful to get the job done, so I decided to create my own semi-homemade recipe for all my busy moms out there. Don’t worry…it’s amazingly delicious, easy (I literally made it with Callie in my arms), and picky-eating husband approved!!!
- 1 box golden butter yellow cake mix + corresponding ingredients (eggs, butter, water, etc.)
- 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Cook cake mix as directed on package. While cake is baking, mix 1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar with 1 cup water and 1 tsp vanilla extract in a small mixing bowl, set aside. Remove cake from oven and poke holes (using the back end of a mixing spoon) in it immediately. Pour the wet mixture evenly over the cake and let cool for an hour. Plate the cake by placing your platter face-down on the cake pan and flipping the two over. Dust the remaining confectioner’s sugar on top to garnish.