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Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Cake

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Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Cake
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 16

A cake that's worthy of a celebration is worth making for everyday enjoyment. Indulge yourself!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (500 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (500 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) water
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) bourbon or water
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 oz (4 squares) unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chopped pecans

  • 1 oz (1 square) unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) butter or margarine
  • 1 cup (250 mL) icing sugar
  • 5 to 6 tsp (25 to 30 mL) boiling water

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour 10-inch angel food cake (tube) pan or 12-cup fluted tube cake pan.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat all Cake ingredients except pecans with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in pecans. Pour into pan.
  • 3
    Bake 60 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4
    In 2-quart saucepan, melt 1 ounce chocolate and 1 teaspoon butter over low heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in icing sugar and water until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle cooled cake with Chocolate Glaze.

  • Substitution: No buttermilk? Measure 2 1/4 teaspoons vinegar into measuring cup; add enough milk to make 3/4 cup. Stir and let sit a few minutes.
  • Special Touch: Sprinkle cake top with additional chopped nuts for a special touch.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 16 Servings
Calories
360
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
Saturated Fat
7g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
Sodium
220mg
Total Carbs
48g
Dietary Fiber
2g
Sugars
33g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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