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Rich Ginger and Bourbon Butter Cake

Rich Ginger and Bourbon Butter Cake

Amanda McInerney of www.lambsearsandhoney.com
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Baking


  • 150 gms softened butter
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 65 gms chopped crystalied ginger
  • 2 cups sr flour
  • pinch salt

  • Frosting
  • 2 cups sifted icing sugar
  • 2 Tbsp soft butter
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp bourbon


  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • Grease and line a round 24cm cake pan.
  • Place butter and sugar into mixing bowl and cream on high speed with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Reduce speed and add eggs one at a time, then add vanilla and bourbon.
  • Sift flour and salt together. (Or combine them in a large bowl and whisk for 20 seconds with a balloon whisk.)
  • With mixer at low speed add flour and buttermilk slowly, alternating between the two. Combine well.
  • Stir the ginger through.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake 40-45 minutes.
  • Test by piercing the centre of the cake with a skewer. Cake is cooked if skewer comes out dry.

  • Frosting
  • Combine all ingredients with a mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • Frost cake when it is cool.
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