December 23, 2011

Tequila Cake

2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup milk
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup tequila

1. Preheat the oven to 325°. 
2. Cream sugar, butter, and eggs together. 
Stir in milk, then add the flour, baking powder, 
and salt, and beat. 
Add the tequila and beat until smooth. 
Beat the batter very well 
until it becomes shiny. 
3. Fold the batter into a greased 
and floured bundt pan. 
Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted 
in the middle of the cake comes out clean. 
Cool on wire rack, then remove cake from pan, 
place on cake server or plate and 
top with Tequila Cake Glaze 
(see recipe).

Tequila Cake Glaze

1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup water
Pinch salt
1/4 cup tequila
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier

1. Place the sugars, water, 
and salt in a saucepan 
and bring to a boil. 
Continue to cook until the mixture 
becomes semi-caramelized. 
2. Remove from heat, 
stir in the tequila and Grand Marnier, 
and pour over the cake 
while the glaze is still warm.

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