Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr 40 mins

YUM. Bourbon in a cake. Got this from my mom--it would be great for holidays like Christmas and New Years!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  4. Fold in half the flour, then fold in the milk, then the remaining flour, followed by the bourbon and vanilla.
  5. Pour the batter into two lightly greased and floured 9-inch loaf pans and run the blade of a knife through the batter in an X pattern from corner to corner of the pans to eliminate air bubbles.
  6. Place the pans in the center of a cool oven, leaving a space between them.
  7. Turn the oven to 325F and bake for about 1 hour, until a wooden skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  8. Turn off the oven and let the cakes cool in the oven for 10 minutes.
  9. Open the oven door and cool for 30 minutes.
  10. Turn the cakes out onto a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.


Most Helpful

This was a very good cake. However, I think adding 1/2 the sugar as brown sugar would really rich up this cake! I am going to bake again with brown sugar and pecans!

Ashley B. October 21, 2014

Made this for a lighter dessert on xmas -- well, lighter on the chef's workload at least. Very moist. Tasted great for breakie the rest of the week too. Will make again.

Gay Gilmore February 05, 2005

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