Kentucky Mint Julep Cake

“I got the recipe for this this morning and have already made it. Oh my does my kitchen smell awesome. The batter tasted wonderful lol and I can't wait for the cake to cool to see how it tastes. One thing I did do differently though is I used 1 1/2 tsps. mint extract in the cake itself along with the Vanilla extract. If you do the glaze and the sauce, which I am doing, this isn't a quick fix but so far is seems worth the trouble. Also, I don't have any whiskey in the house, so I subbed white creme de cacao. I realize there is a major difference between the 2 liquors but I had to work with what I had. This may sound like a lot of steps, but it goes together very easily.”
READY IN:
1hr 50mins
SERVES:
16
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan.
  2. Whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. Make a well in the center.
  3. Add wet ingredients to flour mixture& beat at low speed for 1 minute, then increase to medium speed for 3 more minutes; pour into prepared pan and smooth evenly around bundt center.
  4. Bake for about 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean; ten minutes before cake should be done, prepare Bourbon Butter Sauce.
  5. For the sauce, in a saucepan over medium heat, combine 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, 1/3 cup butter, and 3 tablespoons water; stir until melted and combined but do not boil.
  6. Remove from heat, continuing to stir for 2 minutes, then stir in Bourbon.
  7. When cake is done and still warm from the oven, use a skewer to poke holes around the top of the cake and pour Bourbon butter sauce evenly over the top of the cake; let cake cool to room temperature in the pan before removing.
  8. For the frosting, melt chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk in heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until chips are melted.
  9. Remove from heat and stir in creme de menthe liqueur (or mint extract); let cool for 10 minutes, then spread evenly over the cooled cake.
  10. Garnish with fresh mint leaves; I am also using white chocolate curls.
  11. Chill to set chocolate ganache; take cake out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before cutting to serve.

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