Recipes Bourbon chocolate cake

Recipes Bourbon chocolate cake

Recipes Bourbon chocolate cake

Recipes Bourbon chocolate cake A drop of your favourite tipple can be comforting on a winter night, but for an even better treat try this decadent cake laced with bourbon. Bourbon chocolate cake


  • Melted butter, to grease
  • 200g pkt dark cooking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 120g (2/3 cup, lightly packed) brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 125g almond meal
  • 180ml (2/3 cup) bourbon whiskey
  • 100g (1/2 cup) caster sugar
  • 45g butter
  • 185ml (3/4 cup) thickened cream
  • 100g dark cooking chocolate, extra, coarsely chopped


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180C. Brush a 23cm (base measurement) springform pan with melted butter. Line the base with non-stick baking paper.

  • Step 2 Stir the chocolate and unsalted butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan half-filled with simmering water until the chocolate melts and the mixture is smooth. Set aside to cool.
  • Step 3

    Use an electric beater to beat egg yolks and brown sugar in a large bowl for 3 minutes or until thick and creamy. Beat in the vanilla. Fold in the chocolate mixture, almond meal and 1 tablespoon of bourbon. Beat the egg whites in a thoroughly clean, dry bowl until soft peaks form. Fold one-third of the egg white into chocolate mixture. Fold in the remaining egg white.

  • Step 4

    Spread over the base of the prepared pan. Bake with regard to 45-55 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out almost clean. Set aside in the pan to cool.

  • Step 5

    Meanwhile, place the caster sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, swirling the pan, for 5-10 minutes or until golden and the sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool slightly.

  • Step 6

    Add the butter, cream and remaining bourbon to the saucepan. Cook over low heat for 5-10 minutes or until the mixture will be smooth. Remove from heat. Add the extra chocolate. Place the mixture over low heat and whisk until easy. Set aside to cool slightly.

  • Step 7 Cut the cake into wedges and serve with the sauce.