Bundt cakes come in all kinds of variety, but at Christmas it is time to really make something special and memorable. Read on to discover how to make this tasty Christmas cake recipe with a delightful pecan taste, coupled with sweet bourbon glaze. Watch the video below to see how it's done + get the recipe below:
For the Bundt Cake:
· 2 ¼ cup all purpose flour
· ½ cup pecan meal
· 2 teaspoons baking powder
· ¼ teaspoon baking soda
· 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
· ½ teaspoon salt
· 1 cup brown butter, melted
· 1 ½ cups brown sugar
· ½ cup granulated sugar
· 4 large eggs
· 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
· 1 cup buttermilk
· 1 tablespoon lemon juice
· ¼ cup bourbon
For the Brown Sugar Pecan Ribbon:
· ¼ cup brown sugar
· ¼ cup pecans, finely chopped
· 1 tablespoon brown butter, melted
For the Bourbon Glaze:
· 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
· 2 tablespoons brown butter, melted
· 2 tablespoons bourbon
· 2-4 tablespoons heavy cream, as needed
· Pecan halves, for garnish
1. To start, preheat your oven to 350°F.
2. Make the brown sugar pecan ribbon first by mixing the pecans with brown sugar and melted brown butter. Set this aside for later.
3. Next, mix your main dry ingredients together – the flour, pecan meal, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
4. In another medium bowl whisk the granulated sugar, brown sugar and brown butter together until it comes together into a fluffy consistency. Add in the eggs one at a time and continue to mix. You can also add in the vanilla extract at this stage.
5. Into this mixture add half of the flour, before adding the buttermilk and bourbon. Also sprinkle in the remaining flour and combine.
6. Spray your Bundt cake pan with vegetable oil before pouring in half of the batter. Sprinkle the brown sugar pecan mix on the top before covering with the remainder of the batter – this is your ribbon.
7. Now, bake in the center of the oven for around 45 minutes until it is cooked. You can test this by inserting a plastic or metal tester into the thickest part of the Bundt cake. It should come out clean.
8. Once done, remove and let it rest for a few minutes before gently prising the cake from the tin and placing it on a cooling rack.
9. When it is cool you can begin to make the glazing. Add the brown butter to powdered sugar and then add in the bourbon. Mix consistently and add in spoonfuls of heavy cream until it’s at the desired consistency, then drizzle over the top.
10. Now is a good time to add some chopped pecans which will stick to the bourbon glaze.
How Do I Store A Bundt Cake?
Like most cakes, a Bundt cake will store at room temperature for 3-4 days if kept in an airtight container.
How To Prevent A Bundt Cake From Sticking
Always make sure to buy a non-stick pan for cooking cakes. If your pan is not non-stick, then always be sure to use plenty of oil prior to adding the batter mix.
Can I Use Regular Butter Instead Of Brown Butter?
Brown butter adds a unique flavour to this cake, but it will taste just as good if you use unsalted butter in its place.
If you loved this Christmas cake recipe, why not check out the many more festive recipes here at LC Living!