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Bourbon Cake

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Servings: 10
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

    For The Cake
2 1/2  c  Cake flour
3/4  ts  Baking soda
3/4  ts  Baking powder
1/2  ts  Salt
2    Sticks unsalted butter
1 1/2  c  Sugar
4    Egg yolks, room temp
1  lg  Egg room temp
    Juice of 1 lemon
3/4  c  Sour cream
    For the syrup
1/4  c  Sugar
1 1/2  oz  Bourbon
    For the Frosting
2  c  Heavy whipping cream
3  tb  Sugar

Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. 2. butter and flour two 9 inch springform cake pans. 3. In a large bowl, sift flour together with baking soda, baking powder and salt. 4. With a hand mixer, cream butter together with sugar until fluffy and light. 5.Add egg yolks, one at a time, then the whole egg. Fold in lemon juice, zest and sour cream by hand until smooth. 6. Divide mixture evenly between two pans. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until cake test done. 7. Let cakes cool for 10 minutes, then turn out on a rack to cool completely. 8. For syrup, melt sugar and bourbon in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring until well blended. 9. Cut each cake in half horizontally. Brush each layer with syrup. 10. For frosting whip the cream, gradually adding sugar by the tablespoon until stiff. 11. Spread first layer with cream, top with another cake layer and repeat. Frost the last layer with remaining cream and garnish with fresh sun and cornflowers if desired Source HomeStyle Mag. Sept issue submitted by marina

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