Cake # 38 Kentucky bourbon cake with caramel bourbon glaze


Well, long time, no cakes,  right?  I promise, I’ve been baking! We’ve had a little glitch with our technology around here and that’s complicated things a bit (to say the least).  But I’m up early this morning, with a good cup of coffee and I’m catching up!

The good news is – two weeks ago I made a cake for a friend’s birthday and it turned out to be pretty darn good!  I took the Kentucky butter cake recipe that I tried back several weeks ago in the summer and turned it into a Kentucky bourbon cake. I also took my favorite caramel sauce recipe and made it into a caramel bourbon sauce.

Here’s the recipe:

Kentucky Butter Bourbon Cake with Caramel Bourbon Sauce


1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp bourbon
3 cups cake flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup buttermilk

bourbon butter glaze:

1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp Bourbon

Caramel bourbon sauce:
3/4 butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 tbsp water
1/2 cup evaporated milk
2 tbsp Bourbon



Preheat the oven to 325.  Prep the Bundt pan.  Put all of the cake ingredients in the mixer – mix on low for 30 seconds, then on medium speed for three minutes.  Pour batter into the pan and bake for 65 -70 minutes.

Make the butter glaze once the cake is finished baking.  Combine all of the glaze ingredients in a small pan over medium heat – just until the butter is melted and the sugar dissolves. Do not boil.  Poke holes all over the cake and pour most of the glaze over the cake.  When the cake is cooled, invert it onto your serving platter and cover with the remaining glaze.

at this point I made the caramel sauce – combine the butter, brown sugar and water in a small pan.  Bring to a boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Then remove from Heat and stir in evaporated milk and bourbon.  (1/2 cup for moderately thick sauce, 3/4 cup for a thin sauce.  ) serve the sauce warm with the cake.

I think the cake would be super yummy without the caramel bourbon sauce.



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