Bourbon Chocolate Cake with Blackberry Buttercream

Indulge in a Slice of Bourbon-Infused Chocolate Elegance

Ingredients :

For the Cake :

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup hot coffee
  • 1/4 cup bourbon

For the Blackberry Buttercream :

  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions :

Cake Preparation :

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Combine with the dry ingredients, mixing until just blended. Fold in the hot coffee and bourbon.
  4. Evenly distribute the batter between the two pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool in pans for 10 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Blackberry Buttercream Creation :

  1. Puree the blackberries and strain to remove seeds if preferred. Whip the butter until creamy.
  2. Gradually incorporate powdered sugar, then blend in bourbon and vanilla. Stir in the blackberry puree until achieving the desired consistency and flavor.

Assembly :

  1. Place one cake layer on a serving plate and generously apply blackberry buttercream. Add the second layer and cover the cake completely with the remaining buttercream.

Preparation Time: 25 minutes | Baking Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour

Nutritional Info: 580 kcal per serving | Servings: 12

Transform any gathering into a decadent experience with this bourbon chocolate cake, elegantly paired with a lush blackberry buttercream. A dessert that’s not only a feast for the taste buds but also a vision of beauty on the table.

Chef’s Notes :

Unlock the secret to a perfectly moist and rich cake with these expert tips. Use high-quality cocoa powder for the deepest chocolate flavor and always sift your dry ingredients to ensure a smooth batter. When it comes to the bourbon, don’t shy away from experimenting with different brands to find the one that best complements the chocolate and blackberry flavors.

Serving Suggestions :

This cake is a showstopper on its own, but for an extra touch of elegance, garnish with fresh blackberries, a sprinkle of lavender, or even a drizzle of chocolate ganache. Serve as the grand finale to a dinner party or a luxurious weekend treat.

Storage Tips :

This cake keeps beautifully in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Ensure it’s covered or stored in an airtight container to maintain its freshness and flavor. For longer storage, you can freeze the cake layers before frosting for up to a month.

Your Turn to Bake :

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