Irish Whiskey Cake Recipe: A Pastry Chef's Boozy Whiskey Bundt Cake Recipe With Brown Butter & Whiskey Glaze by Gale Gand
A browned butter vanilla bundt cake saturated with a sweet whiskey glaze is a slice of heaven. The longer it sits, the moister it gets. This easy whiskey cake recipe will be a family favorite.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 to 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 to 60 minutes
Servings: Makes 1 cake
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup Irish whiskey
- 3/4 cup sugar
Here's how to make it:
- In a small saucepan, heat the butter on medium heat to melt then simmer to brown the milk solids, about 8 minutes. You should smell a nutty scent and see brown speaks in the bottom of the pan. Transfer to a small bowl to stop the cooking.
- Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and stir. Set aside.
- In a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, mix the eggs with the sugar well, then add the buttermilk and vanilla and mix. Add the brown butter and mix until combined.
- Add the flour mixture and mix on low till almost combined. Finish by folding with a rubber spatula. Pour batter into the greased and floured bundt pan. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven until golden brown and firm to the touch, about 45 to 55 minutes.
- Meanwhile, brown the remaining 6 tablespoons butter in the same sauce pan. Once browned, add the sugar and whiskey and cook 1 minute more.
- When the cake comes out of the oven, poke the surface with a toothpick every inch. Slowly pour 3/4 of the whisky syrup over the cake, letting it absorb between additions, if needed. Turn the cake out and brush the surface with the remaining syrup.
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