3 cups flour
2 cups sugar ( or more, depending on how sweet you like it)
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup butter, room temperature ( no substitutions)
1 tablespoon vanilla
4 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter ( no substitutions)
3 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons vanilla
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan or a 12-cup bundt pan.
In a large bowl combine all cake ingredients; beat on low speed until moistened, then beat for another 3 minutes at medium speed.
Pour the batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 50-60 minutes or until cake tests done.
For the butter sauce; in a saucepan, over low heat combine all sauce ingredients; cook just until the butter melts, stirring occasionally (do not boil).
When cake is done remove from oven and pierce all over cake with a large fork or a long thin straw; pour the sauce all over the warm cake.
Let stand 5 minutes, or until sauce is absorbed.