Do not be afraid to have a heavy hand when it comes to pouring!
If its the middle of winter in Boston and a package of Heritage Distillery's latest batch of Bourbon shows up to your door the only reaction your allowed to have is pure excitement. The brown sugar and cinnamon bourbon is the perfect winter week pick me up, but can also take your average bundt cake to a whole new level.
When I think of Bourbon, I used to imagine a lone mountain man, warming himself by the fire with only a flask of bourbon for company. While I might be a bit chilly, that is not me, but let me tell you I am loving this Bourbon. Even though my intention was to just bake with the Bourbon, I am not going to lie and say I wasn't sippin' on a glass while I baked. A little for me, a little for the batter, and a little for me and so on...
Anyway on to the recipe!
I am basing this recipe on a combination of Pinterest investigations and my southern grandma's butter cake recipe.
1 1/2 cups butter (3 sticks!! I know its a lot tehehe)
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup Heritage Distilling Brown Sugar Bourbon
2 Cups of Confectioners Sugar
4 tablespoons of Butter (room temperature)
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
Fruit to garnish
Preheat the oven to 325 and butter your bundt pan. Coat the buttered pan in sugar and shake off the excess.
Blend butter and sugar together until completely combined. Beat in Bourbon.
One at a time, blend in the eggs, fully combining before adding the next egg.
In a separate bowl sift together the dry ingredients, once blended slowly add dry ingredients to the wet.
Scrape batter into pan and bake for an 1 1/2 hours! I know its along time but it makes your whole house smell amazing and its worth the wait!
Pull cake out of the oven and while it is still hot, pour at least 3 shots of bourbon over the top of the cake. let the cake rest
While the cake is cooling blend together the ingredients for the icing. Once cake is cooled cover the cake in icing and garnish with fruit of your choice!
Leave comment below if you liked this recipe and tag me @evieneedstoeat in your creations!