Bourbon Cake

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Bourbon Cake 4x3

  • 2 sticks soft butter (1 cup)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3-3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-1/2 cups sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 generous cup each of chopped walnuts (or pecans) , dates (or raisins) and maraschino cherries

Grease and flour a bundt pan

Cream butter and sugar.  Add vanilla and eggs.

Combine flour, soda and salt.  Add 1/2 to the butter mixture.  Blend well.

Add the sour cream and blend well.

Add the balance of the flour and blend well.

Stir in the walnuts, dates and cherries.

Pour into pan

Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.


Mix together 1/2 cup orange juice, 1/3 cup sugar and 1/4 cup bourbon.

Pour mixture over the cake.

Let the cake stand for 3-4 hours before removing.


To finish, either dust with confectioners or you can make a glaze from:

  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tbsp. OJ
  • 1 tbsps. bourbon

Pour over cake and garnish with finely chopped walnuts.

NOTE:  if you have extra batter, bake it in cupcake cups or a small pan.


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