#7 Kentucky Bourbon Cake

This cake was probably the easiest so far to make. The fact that it is baked in a bundt pan and is a pretty simple batter mixture made it very uncomplicated.
I have discovered that most cakes start with a dry mixture that includes flour, salt, and either baking powder, baking soda, or both. Then there is always some form of butter, sugar, and eggs, and often a flavoring agent such as vanilla extract or almond extract. Last but not least, most cakes call for buttermilk. In my experience, cakes that call for plain milk aren’t quite as good. To change up the flavor, you generally add a dry ingredient such as cocoa powder or cinnamon to the flour mixture, or you add a liquid ingredient such as jam, whiskey, or banana to the buttermilk (but the possibilities are practically endless).  This cake was exactly the basics, plus a little whiskey added to the buttermilk. Very straightforward and very easy.

Ingredients

Ingredients

Sifting

Sifting

Whisking the sifted

Whisking the sifted

Butter & sugars

Butter & sugars

Creamed

Creamed

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Eggs added

Eggs added

Flour…

Flour…

Adding the bourbon to the buttermilk

Adding the bourbon to the buttermilk

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…then buttermilk

…then buttermilk

One final stir-by hand

One final stir-by hand

All smoothed and going into the pan

All smoothed and going into the pan

Top smoothed off and weird batter chunks wiped off

Top smoothed off and weird batter chunks wiped off

There is a glaze for this that I failed to document by photo, but it was extremely easy. It was basically sugar, whiskey, and butter and you just heat it until the butter is melted. Then you pour it over the bottom of the bundt cake while it’s cooling so it can soak in. Once it’s cooled you flip it out onto you cake plate and…

….voila! The finished product :)

….voila! The finished product 🙂

DSCF2888 DSCF2889 The recipe book says this gives shortcake some heavy competition with strawberries and whipped cream. Unfortunately none of the stores carry strawberries right now so we sufficed with just whipped cream. It was very tasty, and I can totally see it being awesome with strawberries as well.

We enjoyed part of this cake with our friends Kevin & Allie and ended up with a perfect picture taking opportunity that we couldn’t pass up. Just with some friends, enjoying tea on the stairs with an empty vase. 🙂

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