Old Fashioned Butter Cake

Simple ingredients. Extravagant love. An old-fashioned butter cake never tasted so good.


  • For the Cake:
  • 2 sticks butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon Mexican vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • For the Glaze
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Mexican vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease bundt pan with butter and dust with flour.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a standing mixer until thick and well combined. About 3 minutes.
  3. Pour batter into prepared bundt pan and bake 1 hour, until golden on top and a toothpick comes out clean.
  4. In a small saucepan, heat the butter, sugar, Mexican vanilla, and water to make the glaze. Heat until sugar is dissolved and glaze begins to thicken. Do not boil.
  5. With a straw or skewer poke holes in the cake (while it’s still in the pan). Drizzle the glaze all over the cake and into the holes.
  6. Allow cake to cool completely. Invert onto a cake plate and serve.