Sunday, October 21, 2012

postheadericon Adults Only Pumpkin Whiskey Cake

Source: Amazon.com



A few weeks ago, I ordered a new cookbook, Booze Cakes

That's right, a cookbook featuring desserts infused with alcohol!  It is a great cookbook and I enjoyed deciding which recipe from the cookbook to share with you today.  

The recipe I chose, the Black Jack Praline Cake, sounds great, but it features mashed sweet potatoes.  Given the season, I tried making it with pumpkin.  I really think you will like this recipe and this cookbook! 

Adults Only Pumpkin Whiskey Cake
adapted from the cookbook, Booze Cakes

Cake
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
3 eggs
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup canned pumpkin (not pie filling)
1/4 cup sour-mash whiskey
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup pecans, roasted and chopped

Buttery Whiskey Sauce
3/4 cup sugar
pinch of salt
5 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 c sour-mash whiskey

Grease and flour a 9-inch loaf pan.  

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  While the oven is warming, place the pecans on a rimmed baking sheet and roast them in the warming oven for approximately eight minutes.  Chop the pecans coarsely after removing them from the oven. Set them aside.

Cream the butter and the sugar until fluffy.  Add the eggs.  Add the flour and baking powder and mix until combined.  Mix in the whiskey, pumpkin, pie spice, nutmeg and nuts.  Pour batter into the loaf pan.  Bake for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.  

To make the sauce, combine all ingredients into a small sauce pan.  Bring to a slow boil and remove from heat.  The sauce can be poured over the loaf or drizzled on to individual pieces.  I chose a little bit of both. And yes, you can taste the whiskey!  Yum! 




This smells heavenly in the kitchen as it is baking and would be a new thing to bring to your adults-only Halloween parties this coming weekend.  

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Until next time,

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**I want to disclose that if you choose to buy this cookbook for your collection, and use the links provided in this blog, I will receive compensation for your purchase.** 

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