Recipe by Toni Holmes
"Serve this rich and decadent cake up for your next Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras feast."
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3 1/2 cups
1 3/4 cups
milk, room temperature
1 1/2 cups
butter, room temperature
dark brown sugar
eggs, room temperature
This cake really needs a chance to mellow...at least overnight. It gets better with age, especially with extra splashes of bourbon every so often.
I'm a huge bourbon fan and even I had trouble with this one-- the cake was great, but the bourbon poured on after was overpowering--was like eating a shot of bourbon--very strong-- tasted better after sitting for a day-- may try again but pour less bourbon over top (maybe bake more within), decrease the pecans and maybe "candy" a portion of the pecans in the cake as the cake is not very sweet. Would also be good with a powdered sugar glaze spiked with bourbon. Good cake, just too strong.
I had to put a one star for the kid friendly rating because this really is an "adults only" cake as the bourbon is added after the cooking which means none of the alcohol is cooked off. The taste of this cake is fantastic and if you serve it to anyone who even remotely likes bourbon they will NOT be disappointed. Great cake. Thanks!
I will probably try this cake sometime but oooohhweeee..did you get a look at the calories and fat grams on the cake?!!!
Yuuum--was a total hit last Fat Tuesday. Everyone loved it! Was worth the time it took to prep all the ingredients!
I made this cake before the Holidays and was very disappointed. A fairly expensive cake to make and did not have much flavor to it at all.
I made this for some men who I use to work for and they LOVED It. Can you guess why??
A little dry. I didn't pour the extra cup of bourbon over the top of the cake because I thought the flavor would be way too intense. Even just baked in, there was a lot of bourbon flavor. I only baked it for an hour and 10 minutes at the set temperature.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Two Ton Bourbon Pecan Cake
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 1000
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