Apple Cake with Bourbon Whipped Cream

From Bourbon Barrel Foods' new cookbook.

April 24, 2018

Ingredients

Apple Cake
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons Bourbon Smoked Salt
  • 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened (plus extra for the pan)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons Bourbon Barrel Aged Madagascar Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup Bourbon Barrel Smoked Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 5–6 tart apples, such as Granny Smith, Honeycrisp or McIntosh
For the Bourbon Whipped Cream:
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 2–3 tablespoons Kentucky bourbon
  • 2 teaspoons Bourbon Barrel Aged Madagascar Vanilla Extract

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375°. Butter a 9- by 13-inch baking pan. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the whipped cream. Using a hand mixer or large whisk, whip cream until soft peaks form. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside in refrigerator.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 2 cups of granulated sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix. Add the flour mixture and beat until combined. Batter will be thick. Spread mixture evenly into the prepared pan.

In a small bowl, mix the smoked sugar and cinnamon. Peel, core and slice the apples into a large bowl and toss with the lemon juice. Add the smoked sugar and cinnamon mixture and toss well to combine. Arrange and shingle the sugared apples on top of the batter to completely cover the cake, pressing in lightly. Bake for 40–45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10–15 minutes before serving with the Bourbon Whipped Cream

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Ingredients

Apple Cake
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons Bourbon Smoked Salt
  • 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened (plus extra for the pan)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons Bourbon Barrel Aged Madagascar Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup Bourbon Barrel Smoked Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 5–6 tart apples, such as Granny Smith, Honeycrisp or McIntosh
For the Bourbon Whipped Cream:
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 2–3 tablespoons Kentucky bourbon
  • 2 teaspoons Bourbon Barrel Aged Madagascar Vanilla Extract
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