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Bourbon Cake Recipe

Ingredients 

FOR THE CAKE:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 5 large eggs

FOR THE GLAZE:

  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon

Instructions 

MAKE THE CAKE:

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Grease and flour a 12-cup bundt pan.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the milk, vanilla, and bourbon. Set aside.
  • In large bowl, using a hand mixer, beat sugars and butter until creamy. About 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Turn the mixer to low and alternately add flour mixture and milk mixture, mixing well, but just until combined.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes or until cake springs back when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then turn it out onto a plate.

MAKE THE GLAZE:

  • In a small saucepan over medium low heat, whisk together the orange juice, sugar and bourbon. Mix and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Do not let the mixture boil.
  • Brush/drizzle glaze all over warm cake immediately after turning it out onto the plate.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely before serving.
  • Top the cake with a dollop of whipped cream and fresh fruit.
  • Store the cake in an airtight container at room temperature.

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