Bourbon Cake
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A delicious moist cake with the flavor of Kentucky Bourbon and butter, the warm flavor is irresistible
Recipe type: Dessert, Cake
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12+ servings
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup bourbon (I use Bullit Bourbon)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
Bourbon Icing
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar- sift smooth
  • 2 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoon bourbon
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Prepare a bundt pan with a baking spray or shortening and flour.
  3. Sift the flour with cornstarch (or use 3 cups cake flour), add the baking powder baking soda, and salt to that bowl.
  4. When you measure the buttermilk add the bourbon to that measuring cup, to easily pour into the batter when needed.
  5. In a large bow with a mixer cream the butter with granulated sugar and brown sugar on medium speed, then on high until the mixture is fluffy.
  6. Add in the eggs one at a time combining each well on medium-low speed.
  7. Add in the flour mixture alternating with the buttermilk mixture. Flour, buttermilk, flour, buttermilk, flour, and mix on medium until the flour is just combined, then turn off. Be sure to scrape down the sides in the middle of mixing to be sure everything is combined.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan.
  9. Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Allow bundt to cool for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack.
  11. Mix icing by whipping both sugars with cream until smooth, then adding the bourbon and drizzle in the butter and mix until desired thickness, add more cream or a few drops of warm water to thin icing or add some powdered sugar to thicken it.
  12. Pour over cake when you're ready to serve, this cake is great served warm and allowing the icing to drip down the sides. Alternatively, you can allow the cake to cool completely and icing it then. When serving it tastes best at room temperature or slightly warmed, I reheated slices on the defrost setting of the microwave for 25 seconds after the cake was in the fridge, and it was really flavorful.
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