Monday, December 22, 2008

Southern Comfort Cake Recipe - Mmmm

southern comfort cake
Years ago my Dad tried, we loved, he perfected and then I tweaked a recipe for Southern Comfort Cake. You can find the original recipe on Cooks.com but here is my own tweaked version:


CAKE

1/2 cup Southern Comfort
1 box (18 1/4 oz) yellow cake mix
1 small package french vanilla (or vanilla, white chocolate or cheesecake) instant pudding mix
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 Tblsp butter, softened
4 eggs
1 1/2 cup ground pecans
1/8 tsp almond extract


Mix all of the above following the directions on the box. Pour into one 10" tube pan or one 12 cup bunt pan. Bake 325 F for 1 hour. OR Pour into 3 - 8" x 3 7/8" x 4" (2 lb) loaf pans. Bake 325 F for 50-55 minutes.


GLAZE

1/4 cup Southern Comfort
4 tbsp butter
1/8 cup water
1/2 cup granulated sugar

Melt butter in saucepan and add water and sugar. Bring to a boil. Boil 4 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture is just slightly browned. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Add Southern Comfort. Spoon 1/2 over cakes. Let remainder cool until thick and spread evenly over cakes.


This is a very versatile recipe. The original called for chopped nuts but Dad has always used home ground nuts. He likes using a meat grinder (dedicated) and I used a blender. Before finding ground pecans ===>, I used a mix of walnuts, pecans and almonds. Commercially packaged ground pecans are drier than homemade so I added butter and extra water to the original recipe along with almond extract for additional flavor. Rum can be used in place of Southern Comfort for a different flavor altogether.

2 comments:

RedCrowArts said...

Thanks for sharing I look forward to trying

Christine Burgess said...

That looks so good. You can see how moist it is in the photo. Yum!