Kentucky Butter Cake Cupcakes
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt (optional, I didn't add any since I used salted butter)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or regular milk)
  • -GLAZE-
  • ⅓ cup salted butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • + powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin tins.
  2. Combine all cake ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix with electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, then increase speed & mix for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Pour batter into muffin tins filling ¾ of the way full.
  4. Bake 17-19 minutes or until toothpick inserted in one comes on clean. Top will be golden brown. Let set in muffin tin while you prepare glaze.
  5. Prepare Glaze by heating ingredients on the stove top in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat until butter is melted.
  6. Move muffins to a cooling rack or baking sheet & pour warm glaze over tops, about a spoon full on each. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.