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Chocolate Bourbon Cake with Caramel Frosting - THANKS Andiereid!

beetlebug Jan 1, 2007 04:34 PM

Thanks to Andiereid for posting this recipe:

http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procgserv/47b7df20b3127cce985488752b5c00000017102UatGjRoxs

This was my NYE dessert and it was fabulous. Where to start...

Frosting - I am not a frosting person. Typically, I usually half or third a recipe because I use frosting sparingly. But, for some reason, I spaced when I was making this and made the whole thing. Boy, am I glad I did. The caramel flavor was outstanding. Burnt sugar in a whipped cream form. Even before I beat this into frosting, it was delicious. I even hesitated in adding the bourbon because it tasted so good without it. But, I am a bourbon fan and love bourbon whipped cream, so in it went. Also, the color of the frosting is very pleasing to the eye.

Cake - basic chocolate cake recipe. What makes the cake special are the 2T of bourbon brushed on to each layer. As I was brushing, I thought it was a lot of bourbon. Mostly because I had brushed the entire cake and I still had bourbon in the bowl. But, the bourbon subtlely infused with the chocolate. What can I say about it? Not much more because I am totally enamored with the cake. We ate a quarter of the cake (there were 5 of us) I gave a quarter of the cake away and we still have half left! Perfect for a rainy New England day.

Andiereid, I can't thank you enough for taking the time to share and to post this recipe.

Picture of cake:

http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procgserv/47b7df20b3127cce985488772b5e00000017102UatGjRoxs

http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procgserv/47b7df20b3127cce98548874aa6d00000017102UatGjRoxs

Inside of cake:

http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procgserv/47b7df20b3127cce98548b89ea0900000017102UatGjRoxs

Slice of cake:

http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procgserv...

  1. Andiereid Jan 1, 2007 04:37 PM

    Yaay! Beetlebug! That turned out beautifully! Now you see why I am also in love with that cake. It's one of my all-time favorites, and always a hit. Even with people who don't love bourbon.

    So glad you enjoyed it! It keeps pretty well in the fridge for several days.

    Cheers and Happy New Year!

    Andie

    1. missmasala Jan 1, 2007 07:03 PM

      your recipe link goes to a picture of a plate of food. could you repost the correct link, please. i'd love to try this recipe!

      2 Replies
      1. re: missmasala
        Andiereid Jan 1, 2007 07:51 PM

        Here it is. Hope you like it!

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/353431

        1. re: missmasala
          beetlebug Jan 1, 2007 08:35 PM

          Oops. Sorry about that. Here is the link to the recipe.

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

        2. Rubee Apr 30, 2007 01:31 PM

          Oh my! WowI I just saw this - I am so excited you're making this for Cinco de Mayo. I think E is even more excited than me ; )

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          1. re: Rubee
            beetlebug Apr 30, 2007 06:00 PM

            It's a booze-y dessert which is perfect for non-dessert eating, cocktail drinkin' hounds.

            1. re: beetlebug
              Rubee Apr 30, 2007 08:20 PM

              Are you talkin' to me? heh heh.

              Really it looks gorgeous, and absolutely delicious, as does everything you report on. And Andiereid, I'm sure we're all going to be toasting you at least once. : )

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