These Tennessee Whiskey Cake Jars are incredible! The talented Shaun Palms from Trenton, NJ, is one of the top four finalists in my Easter Baker Spotlight Contest with Domino Sugar! FULL RECIPE!
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup Domino® Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup Domino® Dark Brown Sugar, firmly packed
1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup 2% milk
1/2 cup molasses
1 tsp. of vanilla bean paste
1/4 cup Tennessee whiskey (I like to use Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Beat butter using a mixer at medium speed; gradually add sugars and beat until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl.
3. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda. Add to egg mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Stop mixer and add molasses. Restart mixer and slowly add whiskey. Mix until smooth, about 30 seconds. Batter will be thin.
4. Pour into oven safe greased jars. Bake 35-40 minutes, until wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Serve warm and topped with the Homemade Whiskey Salted Caramel Sauce garnished with fresh pecan, chocolate whiskey frosting and cake crumbles.
Homemade Whiskey Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe
1/2 cup of pecans crushed
2 tbsp. of butter
Dash of sea salt
1/4 tsp. of vanilla paste (you can use reg. vanilla extract)
1/4 cup of both Domino® Granulated Sugar and Dark Brown Sugar
Directions: On medium heat, melt butter then add pecans, vanilla, both sugars, and salt. Stirring using a wooden spoon for 5 mins. transfer into a bowl and set aside.
For whiskey caramel sauce:
1 cup of Domino® Dark Brown Sugar
1/4 cup of water
1/2 cup of heavy cream
Dash of sea salt
1 tbsp. of Jack Daniel’s Whiskey
Follow these directions precisely or it will burn.
On medium heat, simmer sugar and water swirling the pan NOT stirring for about 12-15 minutes or until a deep amber color is reached.
Make sure you watch closely and carefully so it will not burn. Once you reach the amber color, remove from heat and slowly add cream while stirring with your whisk or wooden spoon (I prefer the whisk better) add the sea salt and bourbon place back on the burner for another minute or two, while stirring. Transfer to a heat-safe dish or bottle and let cool. You can store covered in the refrigerator or room temperature.
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