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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! ...MORE+ LESS-

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

Steps

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  • 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 Facts

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%
Potassium
140mg
4%
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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