The best way to describe this cake (as by the author) is a “boozy fruit cake”. This one had me curious from the first time I saw it in the book. Shinny being a word (from To Kill A Mockingbird) referring to moonshine. However, since moonshine is hard to come by these days, it calls for regular store-bought bourbon.
With no picture in the book, I envisioned something a lot like the Kentucky Bourbon Cake, but the only thing these two had in common were the
delicate flavors of Jim Beam.
The cake itself is a cream cake, and the batter tasted EXACTLY like cake batter ice cream. So yummy. They were right not to put a picture of this one in the book I think, as you will see. However, the lack of beauty did not detract from the flavor!
My delicious-smelling Pumpkin Souflée candle from Anthropologie making an appearance. I do love that store!
I swear they don’t pay me.
She said it should be about 14 oz per pan, and mine were at least 15 oz! First time that has happened to me. Every other time I’ve scraped down every single bit of batter to get the to the amount that she estimates.
I had frozen 12 egg yolks the last time I made an angel food cake (12 whites!)
It was another yummy one. The boozy flavors are actually pretty light in this one. I expected it to overpower, but it didn’t at all. It was light and had a lot of flavors from the filling that was balanced out by the creamy cake. Vintage Cakes strikes again! I’m just waiting for one to taste bad. No failures yet and only 7 left!