Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake
I first made this Kentucky bourbon butter cake again in 2012. Even then, I knew I’d discovered a keeper! This recipe makes an extremely buttery and moist buttermilk bundt cake, all drenched in a boozy, sugary, bourbon whiskey glaze. Each chunk of this Kentucky bourbon butter cake melts in your mouth, because of the cake’s mild, fluffy, and open crumb. Since then, I’ve made this cake at the very least annually. It’s excellent for grown-up dinner events and particular events like New Yr’s Eve (enjoyable truth: I made this cake for New Yr’s Eve 2015!).
What does Kentucky bourbon butter cake style like?
This Kentucky bourbon butter cake has Kentucky bourbon in each the cake batter AND the glaze. So for those who’re a bourbon lover, this cake is for you—its major flavors are bourbon, butter, and sugar. There’s additionally a slight tangy taste from the buttermilk within the bundt cake, too. Actually, it tastes like what I think about butterbeer from the Harry Potter books to style like (anyone else a Harry Potter fan?). However much less beer taste, and extra bourbon? LOL.
Is that this Kentucky bourbon butter cake kid-friendly and/or can I serve it to of us who don’t drink alcohol?
No, please don’t. This Kentucky bourbon butter cake makes use of a complete of ½ cup of Kentucky bourbon within the cake batter and its glaze. A ½ cup of bourbon whiskey is equal to about 4 pictures of alcohol. So honestly, a slice of this Kentucky bourbon butter cake most likely received’t include that a lot alcohol. However nonetheless… err on the aspect of warning. It’s referred to as a Kentucky bourbon butter cake for a purpose, lol.
Why You Ought to Make This Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake Recipe
This Kentucky bourbon butter cake recipe is a contemporary replace on a classic, prize-winning recipe.
I first discovered this recipe in a cookbook by Julie Richardson, a neighborhood Portland baker and proprietor of the very scrumptious bakery, Baker and Spice. Again in 2012, Julie wrote Classic Muffins, a cookbook devoted to updating old style recipes for contemporary tastes. One of many recipes in Vintages Muffins was for this Kentucky bourbon butter cake. Julie writes that this recipe dates again to the Sixties. It was recorded because the prize-winning entry within the 1963 Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in Platte Metropolis, Missouri.
This Kentucky bourbon butter cake is unapologetically for grown-ups.
I already talked about above that, due to the cake’s alcohol content material, it’s not appropriate for teenagers and those that abstain from alcohol. And truthfully, I like how unapologetically boozy it’s! Its major taste profile is that of bourbon whiskey. Moreover, it’s additionally an excellent cake for folk who assume that conventional, frosted desserts are too candy. Regardless of its sugar glaze, this cake is completely balanced and isn’t overly-sweet.
This Kentucky bourbon butter cake recipe makes use of components which can be simply substitutable with others.
To make this cake, there are a handful of components—like cake flour, buttermilk, and even Kentucky bourbon—that you just doubtless received’t have in your pantry (until you’re a frequent baker). However don’t fear! These components are simply substitutable with what you would possibly have already got at dwelling. Sure… even the whiskey. As a result of for those who don’t have Kentucky bourbon at dwelling (or, for those who’re merely not a fan), you possibly can simply substitute it with the alcohol of your selection as a substitute. Remember to take a look at the Components part of this weblog put up beneath for extra data.
This Kentucky bourbon butter cake shops nicely.
This cake stays contemporary for a number of days after baking, because of its bourbon butter glaze. The glaze soaks by way of the cake, guaranteeing that it stays moist. In actual fact, its bourbon flavors intensify with time, making the cake extra flavorful and scrumptious.
Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake Components and Substitutions
Now that I’ve satisfied you to make this Kentucky bourbon butter cake recipe, right here’s your procuring checklist for the recipe:
Purchasing Listing for Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake Recipe
- cake flour
- baking powder
- baking soda
- kosher salt
- bourbon whiskey
- pure vanilla extract
- unsalted butter
- granulated sugar
- darkish OR mild brown sugar
- massive eggs
And let’s discuss among the key components:
This Kentucky bourbon butter cake recipe makes use of 3 cups of cake flour to make the cake.
Cake Flour versus All-Goal Flour
Within the grocery retailer, you’ll doubtless discover an aisle of extra flour varieties than you’d have thought existed: all-purpose, bread, cake, pastry, and plenty of extra. These varieties are outlined by their protein percentages. Cake flour accommodates much less protein than all-purpose flour. In consequence, utilizing cake flour in a cake recipe ends in a cake with a softer and extra tender crumb. For those who want a model advice, my favourite cake flour is Swans Down Cake Flour.
Can I take advantage of all-purpose flour as a substitute of cake flour on this Kentucky bourbon butter cake recipe?
Sure! However it’s not a 1:1 quantity substitution. cup of cake flour (4 ounces or 113 grams) tends to weigh lower than 1 cup of all-purpose flour (4.5 ounces or 128 grams). So for those who’re planning on utilizing all-purpose flour as a substitute, you might want to swap out the cake flour with 2 ⅔ cups (12 ounces or 340 grams) all-purpose flour.
This Kentucky bourbon butter cake recipe makes use of 1 cup of buttermilk to make the cake.
I don’t have buttermilk. What can I take advantage of as a substitute?
Make your personal buttermilk with entire milk. Whisk collectively ½ cup (4 ounces or 113 grams) entire milk and 1 ½ teaspoons white vinegar or lemon juice in a small liquid measuring cup. Let sit for five minutes to thicken, then use as directed within the recipe. Though you possibly can technically use non-fat or skim milk to make buttermilk, I don’t suggest it. These non- and low-fat variations will result in much less flavorful baked items.
Alternatively, you too can make your personal buttermilk with yogurt. I discovered this neat trick from my buddy Izy at Prime with Cinnamon. She thins out ½ cup pure, unsweetened, and unflavored yogurt with ¼ cup water to make use of rather than buttermilk. She says which you could additionally use a thicker yogurt (like Greek yogurt), however you’ll doubtless want to make use of extra water to get it to the consistency of buttermilk. Much like my word above, use entire yogurt if attainable. Non- and low-fat yogurts will lead to much less flavorful baked items.
Can I take advantage of powdered buttermilk?
Sure! Observe the producer’s directions to make 1 cup buttermilk. Use as directed within the recipe.
This Kentucky bourbon butter cake recipe makes use of ¼ cup of bourbon whiskey to make the cake, and one other ¼ cup bourbon whiskey to make the butter glaze.
Bourbon Whiskey versus Different Whiskeys
There are various totally different sorts of whiskey: bourbon, Canadian, Irish, Japanese, rye, Tennessee, and extra. Totally different nations have totally different authorized definitions for each. In america, nevertheless, bourbon whiskey should be:
- Produced in america (in actual fact, most bourbon in america is produced in Kentucky)
- Created from a grain combination that’s at the very least 51% corn
- Aged in new, charred oak containers
- Distilled to not more than 160 proof, aged at not more than 125 proof, and bottled at 80 proof.
All bourbon is whiskey, however not all whiskey is bourbon. Complicated, proper? You possibly can study extra concerning the totally different sorts of whiskey in this superior weblog put up by Todd and Diane at White on Rice.
What model of bourbon whiskey do you suggest for this Kentucky bourbon butter cake?
Actually, simply use no matter you have got readily available and/or is least expensive. Prior to now, I really useful that you just use “good” bourbon—the sort that is available in a elaborate, glass bottle and that folks order for consuming neat. And for those who’re a whiskey connoisseur and/or snob, you’d most likely desire this cake if it was made with the good things. Particularly the glaze! The bourbon’s flavors might be most distinguished within the glaze because you don’t cook dinner or warmth it in any respect.
However, that being stated, I imagine that good recipes transcend unhealthy components. I’ve made this cake with the “fancy” bourbon” I described above. I’ve additionally made this cake with the sort of bourbon that is available in a plastic deal with. You recognize, the sort that faculty children binge drink at frat events (ehem). And guess what? Even with a budget bourbon, this cake was nonetheless VERY scrumptious. So that you do you.
Can I take advantage of one other whiskey (NOT bourbon) to make this Kentucky bourbon butter cake?
Sure! Be happy to make use of no matter sort of (non-bourbon) whiskey you have got readily available as a substitute. It’s going to nonetheless be scrumptious, I promise.
Can I take advantage of one other alcohol on this Kentucky bourbon butter cake recipe?
Sure, with reservations. This recipe works greatest for those who substitute the Kentucky bourbon whiskey with one other amber- or brown-colored, grain-based, high-proof alcohol. Brandies, rums, and tequilas are most likely your greatest guess. Beer is okay too; nevertheless, your cake might be much less flavorful since beer isn’t as high-proof because the liquors I listed.
Clear alcohols like vodka and gin work, however aren’t as flavorful because the amber and brown liquors. For those who’re choosing a transparent liquor, I like to recommend one thing orange-flavored like Cointreau (or, go for Grand Marnier—it’s an orange-flavored brandy, so will probably be extra flavorful).
Simply word that, no matter alcohol you select, you might be substituting out the bourbon whiskey taste of this cake and changing it with the flavour of the alcohol you might be utilizing as a substitute.
Assist! I don’t drink alcohol, however nonetheless need to make this cake. Can I substitute the alcohol with something non-alcoholic?
Sadly, no. Like I stated above, this cake’s major taste profile is, nicely, alcohol. Can I tempt you with different non-alcoholic bundt cake recipes as a substitute?
However for those who insist, your greatest guess is to *perhaps* substitute the whiskey with non-alcoholic beer. Nonetheless, I don’t suggest doing so for the reason that non-alcoholic beer received’t be flavorful.
This Kentucky bourbon butter cake recipe makes use of ½ brown sugar to make the cake.
Mild Versus Darkish Brown Sugar
Brown sugar is granulated white sugar with a contact of molasses to provide it its signature shade and taste. As a result of brown sugar accommodates molasses, it provides extra moisture to baked items than granulated sugar in any other case would. Brown sugar is accessible in two varieties: mild or darkish. Darkish brown sugar is my private choice; as a result of it accommodates extra molasses, I discover it to be extra flavorful. Nonetheless, you need to use whichever you have got readily available to make this Kentucky bourbon butter cake recipe!
Can I take advantage of coconut sugar as a substitute of brown sugar on this Kentucky bourbon butter cake recipe?
Technically sure, however I don’t suggest it. Why? Coconut sugar is created from the nectar produced by coconut blossoms (not precise coconuts), which is then boiled and floor to create a granular substance with a texture much like brown sugar. People like to make use of it as an alternative to brown sugar as a result of its pure toasted brown shade and caramelized style is much like that of brown sugar.
However that being stated, coconut sugar has the identical impartial pH degree as granulated white sugar. Brown sugar, however, is barely acidic. This acidic high quality permits the brown sugar to react with the baking soda within the recipe to leaven the cake and create its crumb. So for those who use coconut sugar rather than brown sugar, your Kentucky bourbon butter cake may not be as mild and fluffy as mine!
The right way to Make Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake
Right here’s a fast overview on the right way to make this Kentucky bourbon butter cake from scratch:
First, make the Kentucky bourbon cake:
- First, prep your components for the Kentucky bourbon butter cake. (Prep Time: 5 minutes)
Fortunately, prepping the components for this Kentucky bourbon butter recipe is a breeze. Merely measure out your components and ensure they’re all on the proper temperatures—that’s it!
- Subsequent, make the Kentucky bourbon butter cake batter. (Work Time: 10 minutes)
Equally, the recipe to make the Kentucky bourbon butter cake batter is pretty textbook. Cream collectively the butter and sugars, add the eggs, after which alternate between including the dry components and the moist ones.
- Now, prep your bundt pan with grease and fill it with the Kentucky bourbon butter cake batter. (Work Time: <5 minutes)
Most cake recipes instruct you to prep their baking pans first. Nonetheless, it’s higher to grease a bundt pan proper earlier than filling with batter. That’s as a result of bundt pans require a LOT extra grease than conventional cake pans. And all that grease tends to slip down the edges of the pan and pool on the backside. However by greasing the bundt pan instantly earlier than filling it, you keep away from that challenge fully!
- Lastly, bake the Kentucky bourbon butter cake! (Bake Time: 50 minutes)
The Kentucky bourbon butter cake wants 50 to 55 minutes within the oven. Plan accordingly!
- Cool the Kentucky bourbon butter cake on a wire rack for 10 minutes. (Cool Time: 10 minutes)
Set the timer, too! Once I say 10 minutes, I *imply* 10 minutes. We have to prove the bundt cake whereas the cake continues to be heat. For those who wait till the cake has cooled fully to take action, there’s a great probability that the cake will get caught within the bundt pan.
In the meantime, make the Kentucky bourbon butter glaze:
- Now, make the Kentucky bourbon butter glaze. (Work Time: 5 minutes)
I prefer to make the glaze proper after I pull the bundt out of the oven. First, soften the butter, after which whisk within the bourbon and sugar. Watch out to not overmix! You don’t need the sugar to dissolve fully. That is the key to a great, crunchy glaze.
Lastly, ending assembling the Kentucky bourbon butter cake:
- Soak the underside half of the Kentucky bourbon butter cake. (Work Time: <5 minutes)
After making the glaze, instantly use a picket skewer to poke the underside of the cake with a lot of holes. Use a pastry brush to brush at the very least half of the glaze over and throughout the underside of the cake, ensuring that the glaze seeps into these holes.
- End up the Kentucky bourbon butter cake. (Work Time: <5 minutes)
Now comes the scary half—turning the cake out of its bundt pan! Place a serving plate or wire rack over the underside of the bundt cake. Working shortly, flip the cake onto this serving plate in order that the soaked half is now the underside of the cake. Watch out—the pan will nonetheless be sizzling! Use oven mitts or a kitchen towel to carry the pan. If the cake is caught within the pan, make sure to take a look at my suggestions beneath on the right way to get a caught bundt cake out of its pan.
- Soak the highest half of the Kentucky bourbon butter cake. (Work Time: <5 minutes)
When you’ve turned out the cake onto its serving platter or a wire rack, use the pastry brush to complete soaking the cake. Merely brush the syrup on high of the cake. There’s no have to poke holes on high and wreck your fairly design! If the cake continues to be heat, the cake will take up the syrup.
Greatest Bundt Cake Baking Methods
Though most bundt cake recipes come collectively pretty simply, the toughest half is definitely this: getting the cake out of the freakin’ pan. The extra elaborate the pan (I’m you, Nordic Ware Jubilee Bundt pan), the more severe the issue. Am I proper? For those who agree, take a look at my suggestions beneath on the right way to troubleshoot caught bundt desserts:
The right way to Grease A Bundt Cake Pan To Forestall Sticking
First issues first—greasing your pan correctly will forestall your bundt cake from sticking, interval.
1. Use the correct of bundt pan.
Search for a bundt pan whose inside is coated with a non-stick floor. For those who’re not assured in your bundt cake making talents but, follow a bundt pan design that doesn’t have as many nooks, crannies, and sharp edges. All these sharp edges will make it tougher to grease and prove the cake. I like to recommend this Nordic Ware bundt pan for newbies. Facet word—Nordic Ware is credited with inventing the bundt pan as we all know it! You possibly can study extra about its historical past in this superior Food52 article. Very cool.
2. Use a lot of cooking spray. Like, an uncomfortable quantity.
To stop a bundt cake from getting caught in its pan, you might want to use a LOT of cooking spray. And once I say lots, I *imply* A LOT. When performed prepping the pan, you’re going to be uncomfortable with the quantity of cooking spray within the pan.
3. Use the correct of cooking spray, too.
And in the case of greasing bundt cake pans, not all cooking sprays are created equal. Butter, coconut oil, and shortening primarily based cooking sprays don’t work as nicely. Stick to fat which can be liquid at room temperature. Assume: canola oil, vegetable oil, and so forth.
Some of us swear by cooking sprays like Baker’s Pleasure or Pam for Baking. These are cooking sprays that even have flour. Nonetheless, I’ve discovered that these sprays depart the outside of my bundt desserts mottled and patchy-looking. But when these flour-based sprays are what has labored for you prior to now, go for it! Don’t repair what ain’t broke, lol.
Others use a home made pan launch “goop”. These goops are made with equal components melted shortening, oil, and flour. As an alternative of spraying the pan with cooking spray, bakers use a pastry brush to brush the goop on. I’ve tried this methodology prior to now, however discovered it didn’t work any higher than my cooking sprays. I’d reasonably skip the additional step and energy of creating pan launch goop and follow my cooking spray. However once more—if that is what has labored for you prior to now, keep it up!
4. Solely grease the pan proper earlier than filling it with batter.
Most cake recipes instruct you to grease the baking pans in step one of the recipe. After greasing the pans, the recipe instructs you to then make the cake batter. Whereas this methodology works for nearly each different cake recipe, it received’t work for a bundt cake.
A great bundt cake recipe will instruct you to grease the pan proper earlier than filling it. Why? Like I stated above—you have to to grease your bundt pan with a LOT of cooking spray. A lot that, if the pan sits for any quite a lot of seconds, all that cooking spray will slide down the pan’s sides and create large swimming pools of oil on the backside of the pan. Not solely is that this gross, nevertheless it additionally will increase the chance of your cake getting caught within the pan since all that oil is not coating the pan’s sides.
5. End up the bundt cake whereas it’s nonetheless heat.
Each King Arthur Flour and Nordic Ware suggest cooling the your bundt cake for less than 10 minutes earlier than turning it out. And it’s true—a heat cake is simpler to prove than one which’s cooled fully. If you wish to be EXTRA cautious, cool the cake proper aspect up (with its backside going through upwards) for five minutes. Then, invert the cake and funky it the other way up (with its backside going through downwards) for an additional 5. Nonetheless, I didn’t discover that step was vital for this Kentucky bourbon butter cake recipe.
The right way to Get A Caught Bundt Cake Out of The Bundt Pan
Uh-oh. You adopted my suggestions above however nonetheless ended up with a bundt cake that’s caught in its pan. Don’t panic! As an alternative, attempt the next methods beneath to unstick the cake:
1. First, unstick the sides of the cake with a versatile offset spatula and provides it just a few jiggles.
Use a versatile offset spatula (one whose blade is made out of plastic or silicone, NOT steel) and run it across the edges of the pan and its heart tube. Be aware that doing so solely works for extra “forgiving” bundt cake pan designs like the one I really useful for newbies. For those who used a extra elaborate pan with sharp edges and many nooks and crannies, you would possibly by accident wreck its design!
Nordic Ware additionally recommends (gently) shaking the cake in its pan aspect to aspect just a few occasions in all instructions. Doing so helps launch the floor of the cake from its pan. It’s also possible to use a picket spoon to faucet the highest and sides of the inverted cake to assist launch it.
2. Steam the cake.
Each King Arthur Flour and The Kitchn suggest “steaming” the caught cake out of its pan. In concept, the steam helps launch and loosen the cake. King Arthur Flour recommends filling your kitchen sink up with very heat and steaming water and setting the cake in it for quarter-hour. The Kitchn, however, recommends inserting a moist, steaming sizzling towel on high of the pan. I can solely personally vouch for King Arthur Flour’s methodology (it’s the one one I’ve tried). Frankly, I’m too nervous that The Kitchn‘s really useful means would make my cake soggy!
3. Freeze the cake.
If the steaming trick didn’t work, don’t fear—I nonetheless have yet one more trick up my sleeve. Wait till the bundt cake has cooled fully to room temperature. Then, freeze the cake uncovered for 1 to 2 hours, then attempt to invert it once more. In concept, freezing the cake will assist launch the cake from its greased sides and stop you from damaging its design whenever you try to invert it. Nonetheless, don’t do this trick for those who used butter, coconut oil, or shortening (which I really useful in opposition to, keep in mind?) to grease your pan. Freezing solidifies these fat and can trigger the cake to stay within the pan much more!
Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake Recipe Troubleshooting and FAQ
FAQ: Instruments to Make A Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake
What sort of bundt pan did you utilize to bake this Kentucky bourbon butter cake?
I used this stunning Nordic Ware Brilliance Bundt pan (which I’ve additionally used to make this black and white pound cake). Prior to now, I’ve additionally made this bundt cake in this Nordic Ware ProForm Bundt pan and this Nordic Ware Heritage Bundt pan. I used to be in a position to prove the bundt cake with none points in all three pans.
That being stated, there was one bundt pan that gave me a whale of a time: this Nordic Ware Elegant Celebration Bundt pan. I made this actual recipe 4 occasions within the pan and IT. WOULD. NOT. RELEASE. Even regardless of following all my suggestions and strategies above! I actually don’t know why. I believe that the pan is simply too small, even regardless of its claims of being a 10-cup capability pan. So for those who personal that pan and bake this recipe in it, please let me know if it really works for you within the feedback!
Can I bake this Kentucky bourbon butter cake in a 12-cup capability bundt pan as a substitute?
Sure! You possibly can bake this Kentucky bourbon butter cake in a 12-cup capability bundt pan. Nonetheless, let me warn you now—in keeping with this King Arthur Flour weblog put up, small bundt desserts baked in massive pans generally tend to stay to the pan extra. Remember to take a look at my suggestions above and within the subsequent part on the right way to unstick a caught bundt cake.
I don’t have a bundt pan. Can I bake this Kentucky bourbon butter cake in one other sort of cake pan?
Sure, with reservations. In a pinch, a 9- or 10-inch tube pan (just like the one you want for angel meals cake recipes) works. Simply word that these tube pans are designed to hold round 12 to 16 cups price of batter. Like I stated above, small bundt desserts baked in massive pans generally tend to get caught within the pan extra—so be careful!
I’ve additionally seen outdated articles the place Martha Stewart and Rachael Ray “faux” a bundt pan. They place a tall, greased glass jar within the heart of a 9- or 10-inch springform pan and pour the batter across the jar. Nonetheless, as a result of I haven’t tried this methodology myself, I can’t assure the outcomes. So please report again within the feedback for those who do!
FAQ: Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake Recipe Troubleshooting
Assist! My Kentucky bourbon butter cake acquired caught within the pan. What did I do mistaken?
Okay, first issues first: did you take a look at my suggestions above on the right way to grease your pan? If not, scroll up, give it a fast skim, and are available again so we will chat about it.
Now that you just’ve learn my suggestions, did you utilize a cooking spray that was butter, coconut oil, or shortening-based? I wrote above that these cooking sprays don’t work in addition to cooking sprays made out of liquid oils like canola or vegetable.
Second, let’s discuss your bundt pan. I additionally mentioned the significance of utilizing a nonstick bundt pan up high. However nonstick pans with scratched up surfaces don’t work in addition to newer ones with easy surfaces. Moreover, for those who don’t clear and preserve your nonstick pans correctly, they tend to build up grime and residue that may act like glue. Gross, proper?
So the following time you make a bundt cake, take a look at your bundt pan for grime. What does that imply? Run your fingers by way of all its nooks and crannies. In case your pan is completely clear, your fingers should not have any in anyway. If they arrive off feeling (even just a bit bit) greasy, wash your pan (ideally with a liquid grease dissolver like Daybreak Dish Energy Dissolver) and dry it completely earlier than utilizing it in a bundt cake recipe.
Lastly, bundt pan dimension issues. This Kentucky bourbon butter cake recipe makes about 10-cups of batter, excellent for a 10-cup capability bundt pan. Baking the cake in a bundt pan with a smaller OR bigger capability will make it extra doubtless for the cake to get caught in its pan.
Assist! My Kentucky bourbon butter cake is caught within the pan. What can I do to get it out?
Uh-oh! Don’t panic. As an alternative, scroll up high to the part titled “The right way to Get A Caught Bundt Cake Out of The Bundt Pan”. Alternatively, do a web page seek for that phrase. I present three tips about the right way to unstick caught bundt pans!
FAQ: Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake Storage
The right way to Retailer Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake
Retailer the Kentucky bourbon butter cake, underneath a cake dome or a big bowl turned the other way up, for as much as 3 days at room temperature. After that, tightly wrap any leftover slices in plastic wrap and refrigerate for as much as 2 extra days.
Can I make the Kentucky bourbon butter cake and glaze it later as soon as it’s cooled?
Sadly, I don’t suggest doing so. The cake has a tough time absorbing the glaze totally as soon as it has cooled to room temperature. Observe the recipe’s directions for glazing the cake whereas it’s nonetheless heat—it should assist hold the cake moist and flavorful for days, I promise!
Are you able to freeze Kentucky bourbon butter cake?
Sure, with reservations. You possibly can freeze the Kentucky bourbon butter cake after it’s been baked and assembled. Tightly wrap the whole cake (or any leftover slices) in two layers of plastic wrap and freeze for as much as 3 months. To serve, thaw in a single day within the fridge, after which for 1 to 2 hours at room temperature earlier than serving.
Nonetheless, I don’t suggest freezing and serving the Kentucky bourbon butter cake. Among the best issues about this cake is the feel of its bourbon butter soak. The soak offers the cake a splendidly delicate crunch. It’s much like the craggy, textured glaze you’d discover on the skin edges of an old style donut. Sadly, the cake tends to soak up the glaze the longer it sits, and after it’s been frozen and thawed. It’ll nonetheless style good, nevertheless it received’t have that magic.
Greatest Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake Recipe Ideas
Greatest Bundt Pan Prep Tip
- All through the weblog put up, I’ve talked concerning the significance of spraying your bundt pan with the proper sort and quantity of cooking spray. Since you’ll want to make use of a *beneficiant* quantity of cooking spray to prep the pan, it will get messy FAST. When you have a dishwasher, I like to recommend spraying the bundt pan over the within of the open dishwasher door. Any extra and/or residual spray might be caught by the open door and washed away the following time you run the dishwasher!
Greatest Bourbon Butter Glaze Ideas
- The bourbon butter glaze may be prepped in two methods. On this recipe, I instruct you to go away a lot of the sugar within the glaze unmelted. Doing so offers the cake a barely crunchy, crystallized texture. Nonetheless, for those who desire a extra conventional cake texture, no worries! Mix all of the components for the glaze in a small, heavy-bottomed sauce pan over medium-heat. Cook dinner, stirring constantly, till each the butter and sugar are fully melted.
- Within the recipe beneath, I instruct you to chill the bundt cake in its pan for 10 minutes. I additionally instruct you to make the bourbon butter glaze throughout this cooling interval. It ought to take round 5 minutes to make the bourbon butter glaze. After you’ve made the glaze, instantly brush half of it over and throughout the underside of the bundt cake. Doing so ought to take one other 5 minutes. As soon as the timer rings, flip the cake as instructed!
Video Tutorial for Kentucky Bourbon Bundt Cake Recipe
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Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake Recipe
yield: 1 (10-inch) bundt cake
For the Kentucky Bourbon Buttermilk Bundt Cake:
- 3 cups (12 ounces or 340 grams) cake flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup (8 ounces or 227 grams) buttermilk, at room temperature
- ¼ cup (2 ounces or 57 grams) bourbon whiskey
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup (8 ounces or 227 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 ½ cups (10.5 ounces or 298 grams) granulated sugar
- ½ cup tightly packed (3.75 ounces or 106 grams) darkish OR mild brown sugar
- 4 massive eggs, at room temperature
For the Bourbon Butter Glaze:
- 6 tablespoons (3 ounces or 85 grams) unsalted butter
- ¼ cup (2 ounces or 57 grams) bourbon whiskey
- ¾ cup (5.25 ounces or 149 grams) granulated sugar
For the Kentucky Bourbon Buttermilk Bundt Cake
First, make the bourbon buttermilk bundt cake. Place a rack within the heart of the oven and preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a half sheet pan with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk collectively the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a liquid measuring cup, whisk collectively the buttermilk, whiskey, and vanilla.
Within the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the butter and sugars. Beat on medium-high till mild, fluffy, and doubled in quantity, 3 to five minutes, utilizing a rubber spatula to scrape down the underside and sides of the bowl as vital. Scale back the mixer to low and add the eggs one after the other, including the following egg solely after the earlier one has been totally integrated, scraping down the underside and sides of the bowl after every addition.
With the mixer nonetheless on low, add the the dry components in three components, alternating with the moist components in two components, starting and ending with the dry components. Beat till simply mixed, then scrape down the underside and sides of the bowl as soon as extra, then beat on low for a further 30 seconds.
Prep and fill your bundt pan. Generously spray a 10-cup capability bundt pan with cooking spray. Instantly pour the batter into the ready bundt pan. Set the crammed bundt pan on the sheet pan.
Bake the cake. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or till a skewer inserted into the cake comes out with just a few crumbs hooked up. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
In the meantime, make the bourbon butter glaze. Place the butter in a small, heavy-bottomed sauce pan over medium-heat. Cook dinner, stirring constantly, till the butter is melted. Whisk within the whiskey till mixed. Take away from warmth and whisk within the sugar till simply mixed—at this level, the glaze will appear thick and sugary, however that is completely okay, I promise!
Assemble the Kentucky bourbon butter cake. Use a picket skewer to poke holes everywhere in the backside of the bundt cake. Use a pastry brush to brush half of the bourbon butter glaze on the cake, ensuring that the glaze seeps by way of the holes. Place a serving plate or second wire rack over the bundt cake and flip the cake in order that the glazed half is now the underside a part of the cake. Flip the cake out of the pan and brush the highest of the cake with the remaining glaze.
Serve and retailer. Serve the cake heat, or at room temperature. The assembled Kentucky bourbon butter cake may be saved at room temperature, underneath a cake dome or a big bowl turned the other way up, for as much as 3 days. Press a sheet of plastic wrap in opposition to any lower surfaces to forestall the cake from drying out.
This put up was final up to date 9/4/2020.
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