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Kentucky Bourbon Pound Cake


A Cove Cuisine Bakery & Dessert




Kentucky Bourbon Pound Cake

Kentucky Bourbon Pound Cake. It doesn’t have to be Derby Day to enjoy this light, fluffy, Bourbon-glazed delight!

Prep Time:  30 min  ~  Cook Time: 40 min  ~  Servings: 10


  • 3/4 cup Sifted Cake Flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 1/4 cups Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 5 fresh Eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup Bourbon ( Makers Mark, Bulleit )
  • 1 1/4 cup Buttermilk, room temperature
  • tablespoons Unsalted Butter, for the glaze
  • cup Granulated Sugar, for the glaze
  • 1/3 cup Bourbon, for the glaze


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 12-cup fluted Bundt pan; set aside.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Add the salt and whisk to combine; set aside.
  • With an electric mixer, cream together the butter and both sugars on medium-high speed for 5 minutes, until fluffy, stopping occasionally to scrape the sides of the bowl. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition and scraping the sides of the bowl before adding the next.
  • Combine the buttermilk and bourbon in a small bowl. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the flour mixture in three parts, alternating with the buttermilk-bourbon mixture in two parts, beginning and ending with the flour. After each addition, mix until just barely blended and stop and scrape the bowl. Stop the mixer before the last of the flour has been incorporated and complete the blending by hand with a rubber spatula.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread it out evenly. Bake until the cake is golden brown and springs back when lightly pressed with a finger, 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Towards the end of the baking time, prepare the glaze. Combine the butter, sugar, and bourbon in a small saucepan over low heat until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves, whisking to combine.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and immediately poke holes all over the top of the cake using a long skewer. Pour three-quarters of the glaze slowly over the cake, allowing it to seep into the holes. Place the cake on a wire rack and cool for 30 minutes, then turn it out onto a serving platter. Immediately brush the remaining glaze all over the top and sides of the cake (if the glaze has thickened, rewarm over low heat). Serve the cake warm or at room temperature. Leftover cake can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.


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