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Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Cake

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 16
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A cake that's worthy of a celebration is worth making for everyday enjoyment. Indulge yourself!

Ingredients

Cake

2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
cups granulated sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4
cup buttermilk
1/2
cup water
1/4
cup bourbon or water
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
eggs
4
oz unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled
1
cup chopped pecans

Chocolate Glaze

1
oz unsweetened baking chocolate
1
teaspoon butter or margarine
1
cup powdered sugar
5
to 6 teaspoons boiling water

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. 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 center 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 powdered sugar and water until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle cooled cake with Chocolate Glaze.

Expert Tips

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.

Sprinkle cake top with additional chopped nuts for a special touch.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
7g
33%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
14%
Sodium
220mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
48g
16%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
33g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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