Bourbon Praline Cake

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Appears in Cook's Country April/May 2019

Inspired by the Kentucky Derby, this bourbon-laced cake sports a winning combination of bourbon, brown sugar, and pecans. A ring of rosettes adds a finishing touch worthy of the Triple Crown.

SERVES 10 to 12

TIME 2¼ hours, plus 2 hours cooling and 30 minutes chilling

Bourbon Praline Cake

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Bourbon, brown sugar, and pecans are the winning trifecta in this Kentucky Derby–inspired cake. We wanted to create a bourbon-soaked cake that was both salty and sweet. We found that adding bourbon to not only the batter but also the frosti...

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