Hmmm, I think I had some Jack Daniels in the cupboard left over from last year's Dispatch Christmas Get-Together ... Yep, I sure did so after a quick trip to the grocery store for butterscotch pudding mix and Heath Toffee pieces I followed the recipe I had found on-line and created this ...
Now being that I've not cut into it yet and won't until later today, I'm not exactly positive how it tastes but I can tell you that it smelled delicious while baking and the tiny tastes of glaze I had were most excellent so I've got my fingers crossed that it came out halfway decent. I'll let you know what Jeff thinks later!
If you'd like to try your hand at baking one yourself, the recipe is quite easy and comes courtesy of Food.com but I'll post it here for you so you don't have to click over to the site and take your eyes off of that delicious looking picture! Oh, and I didn't use anywhere near the amount of confectionary sugar that the reciped called for with the glaze as that seemed like a bit much but, that said, if I had followed the directions perhaps my glaze would have been glazier. Ah well, live and learn, right?
Jack Daniels Bundt Cake
For the cake:
- 1 (18 ounce) package yellow cake mix
- 1 (3 1/2 ounce) package butterscotch pudding mix
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1/2 cup water
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup Jack Daniels Whiskey
- 1 (12 ounce) package almond toffee bits
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon Jack Daniels Whiskey
- In a large bowl, combine the cake mix and instant pudding, then add oil, water, 1/2 cup Jack Daniels and the eggs.
- Mix until smooth, about 4 minutes.
- Pour into a well greased bundt pan; tap the pan on a solid surface several times to remove any trapped air bubbles.
- Pour 1/2 of the toffee chips evenly over what would be the bottom of the cake.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.
- Cool 15 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack and cool cake completely.
- Add together the powdered sugar, melted butter, and 1 tablespoon Jack Daniels and mix until smooth. You will definitely have to add more Jack here, as it will be too thick to drizzle over the edges and the glaze should just about run to the bottom of the cake before setting up (add a tablespoon or two, a little at a time to make it work).
- After drizzling, pour the remaining toffee bits over the wet frosting.
Easy peasy, right? One word of caution, though, I had a bit of trouble with it overflowing the pan while baking so you might want to put a piece of foil underneath just in case and save yourself the trouble of having to clean the oven afterward! Now then, let's just hope it tastes as good as it looks!