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June's Chocolate Bourbon Cake

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This is one of my husband's favorites. I modified a made-from-scratch cake recipe, for this very easy, delicious cake. It presents beautifully with the white glaze and chocolate stripes.

  • Hands-On Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 2 Hours
  • Servings: 16
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  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 pkg instant chocolate pudding mix (3oz)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp coffee powder, instant
  • 1/3 cup bourbon (Marker's Mark)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted (unsalted preferred)
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp corn syrup, light
  • 3-4 Tbsp light cream, 1/2-n-1/2, and/or milk
  • 1 oz chocolate chips, semi-sweet, melted

Baking Instructions

  1. Combine together in a large mixing bowl cake mix, pudding mix, coffee powder, bourbon, water, butter, applesauce, eggs, mixing until dry ingredients are wet.
  2. Scrape bowl & beaters, and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Bake at 325 degrees in greased, floured bundt pan for 50-60 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean, letting cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  4. Invert on cake rack over a plate large enough to fully cover the bottom of the cake, then remove pan.
  5. For glaze, combine powdered sugar and corn syrup in a medium bowl, stir together adding enough cream (1/2-n-1/2 and/or milk) to make smooth and pourable, and pour glaze over cake.
  6. (Note: If the glaze is rather thin, repeat the last step as follows: Holding by the rack, move the cake & rack over to another plate large enough to fully cover the bottom. Pour the glaze from the first plate over the cake. Repeat as necessary to achieve a glaze of desired thickness.)
  7. Let set and dry before drizzling chocolate.
  8. Melt chocolate and stir until smooth, then place in the bottom corner of a disposable plastic baggie.
  9. Make a very small cut in the corner of the bag, to allow a thin line of chocolate.
  10. Drizzle back and forth over top of one side of cake, rotating to cover all sides of cake .
  11. Glaze should set in about 30 minutes or so.

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