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Bourbon Apple Cake

By Mark Bittman

Published March 6, 2024

Some of your relatives are probably going to be soaked in booze by the time dessert rolls around, so why shouldn’t your cake be, too? Soaking cake in liquor or syrup is a time-honored tradition. Basically, you bake a fairly standard cake (this one is infused with puréed apples), and when it’s done you douse it with butter-laden booze until it’s saturated. The result, as you can imagine, is strong and juicy, and eliminates the need for frosting.

Bourbon apple cake
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Bourbon Apple Cake

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Makes
About 12 servings 1x