This gourmet bourbon pecan cake recipe is so strikingly delicious it will please even the most hard core epicurian. This is a cake that you would find on the menu of a very high end restaurant for $12.00 a slice. Seriously...professional bakers and pastry chefs, add this to your repertoire. Home bakers, you can make this too. It is not hard to do, but it does have quite a few steps to follow.
I included it here with all my winning recipes because it was a smash hit with all my tasters. I wouldn't necessarily make a wedding cake with this recipe but it would be a perfect addition to the banquet table.
This bourbon pecan cake recipe makes one 8 or 9 inch layer and is finished off with a glazing of warm chocolate ganache.
Bake the layer for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick stuck into the center comes out clean. I found that the cake needed more than 25 minutes in my oven. This is not your ordinary fluffy cake, in fact there are no rising agents. Any lightness is due to the egg whites and the egg yolks which are beaten with sugar and folded into the batter.
WARNING: It may not look pretty when it comes out of the oven (You will see that in the video presentation.) Don't worry, your cake is just fine once you coat it with the unbelievably rich chocolate ganache, your cake will be gorgeous.
Link to the video on YouTube
"Oh, my goodness Lorelie, the Bourbon Pecan Cake is spectacular"
"Stunning and Exquisite, WOW!"
With this type of rich extreme flavor I recommend using a lightly sweetened whipped cream on the side to cut the richness a bit. This would make a great dessert, gift or birthday cake for food lovers.
A chocolate ganache or glaze goes well with this or combine it with...