Grilled Bourbon Pecan Butter Cake

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Grilled Bourbon Pecan Butter Cake

This bourbon pecan butter cake is a moist, buttery, and smoky cake. It is a dessert to make on the grill and end the day on a high note. This recipe will be the new hit of your neighborhood when they found out you baked a cake in the grill. The bourbon and toasted pecans compliment the smoky flavor from the grill.

Grilled Bourbon Pecan Cake

Bourbon pecan butter cake grilling Tips:

 To toast pecans, add to a non-stick skillet over medium heat, cook for 2 minutes, constantly stirring. Soak cedar plank 2 hours before using. I place a can of vegetables on top to keep the plank submerged. Click this link to get more information on the different methods for grilling. Caution, this recipe works best for a propane grill but you can make it in a charcoal grill, just keep an eye on your temperature.

Can you make ahead?

Freezer: After you slice the cake, individually wrap each piece with plastic wrap. Place in a freezer storage bag. Keep in freezer for 6 months max.

Fridge: After you slice the cake, individually wrap each piece with plastic wrap. Place in a freezer storage bag. Keep in fridge for 7 days max.

Reheating: Pop in a 350-degree oven for 5 minutes.

Grilled Bourbon Pecan Cake

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Substitution Options:

You can make this cake in your oven instead of your grill. Bake in a 375 degree oven for the same time.

You can omit the bourbon for rum. Not a fan of pecans, you can use walnuts or omit all together.

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Grilled Bourbon Pecan Cake
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Grilled Bourbon Pecan Butter Cake

This bourbon pecan butter cake is a moist, buttery, and smoky cake. It is a dessert to make on the grill and end the day on a high note. This recipe will be the new hit of your neighborhood when they found out you baked a cake in the grill. The bourbon and toasted pecans compliment the smoky flavor from the grill.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword butter cake
Prep Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 7 x 12 cedar plank soaked
  • 6 eggs separated
  • 2 ½ sticks plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 ½ cups dark brown sugar
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 3 ¼ cups self-rising flour
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 2 cups chopped pecans toasted
  • 2 pints vanilla ice cream

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to 375 degrees, in a medium bowl add the 6 egg whites and beat on medium with a hand mixer, until stiff peaks forms, about 3 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, cream 2 ½ stick of butter on medium for 1 minute with a hand mixer. Add the sugar and dark brown sugar, mix on medium for 1 minute. Add the sour cream and bourbon, mix for 30 seconds on medium speed.
  • In another bowl mix the flour, nutmeg and pecans together. Pour into batter, mix on low speed for 1 minute. Add the egg whites and fold in with a spatula.
  • Take 2 tablespoons of butter and smear evenly over 12-inch cast iron. Pour in batter, tap cast iron a few times to release any air bubbles.
  • Once the grill is hot, close all air vents, add the cedar plank and place skillet on top, cover and bake for 35 minutes. Rotate skillet, cover and cook for 20 minutes. Remove and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

Notes

Preheat Grill to 375 degrees, direct heat method 

If you make this recipe, make sure to take a picture and share it on Instagram or Facebook and tag me @kennethtemple so we all can see that deliciousness!

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