1st Best Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cake Recipe

chocolate bourbon pecan cake recipe

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cake Recipe; Unique Treat For Families

Chocolate bourbon pecan cake is prepared with a combination of Chocolate, bourbon, and pecans; It is frosted with buttercream and cocoa frosting. This cake is rich in so many flavors that it provides a complete taste in one dessert.

 I’m thrilled to share the magic that unfolds in my kitchen, especially when crafting the perfect dessert. Today, let’s indulge with my signature creation – the Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cake Recipe.

chocolate bourbon pecan cake recipe
chocolate bourbon pecan cake recipe


Exploring the Symphony of Flavors in chocolate bourbon pecan cake recipe

When baking, chocolate bourbon pecan cake, I believe in pushing the boundaries of taste; this cake is no exception. The melding of rich chocolate, the subtle warmth of bourbon, and the crunch of pecans create a symphony of flavors that dance on your taste buds.

chocolate bourbon pecan cake recipe

Pro Baking Tips About Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cake Recipe:

1. Quality Ingredients: Start with the finest chocolate, bourbon, and pecans you can find. Quality ingredients make a noticeable difference in the result and the lasting flavor of the Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Cake recipe.

2. Room Temperature Matters: Ensure your ingredients are at room temperature, especially the butter and eggs. It contributes to a smoother batter and better texture; otherwise, you may face destructive results after baking.

3. Gradual Bourbon Addition: When adding bourbon, do it gradually. It prevents overwhelming the mixture and allows for perfect emulsification.

4. Gentle Cake Trimming: When leveling the cakes, trim gently. A steady hand ensures an even surface without losing too much of that moist goodness.

5. Embrace Imperfections: Don’t stress over achieving a perfectly smooth finish. The marbled effect is meant to be a little wild, so embrace the imperfections for a visually appealing result.

chocolate bourbon pecan cake recipe

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For the Chocolate Sponge Cake:


  • Eggs- 3 medium-sized
  • Egg yolk- 1 (extra)
  • All-purpose flour- 3 cups
  • Baking powder- 3 teaspoon
  • Baking soda- 3 pinches
  • Salt- half teaspoon
  • Cinnamon- 1 teaspoon (optional)
  • Canola oil- ⅓ cup- 
  • Coffee or water- 1 1/2cups
  • Granulated sugar- 1 cup
  • Cocoa powder- 1 cup (unsweetened)
  • Sour cream- 1 cup
  • Vanilla extract- 2 teaspoon
  • Unsalted butter- 14 tablespoons – 7 ounces
  • Brown sugar- ¾ cup


Step 1: 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Take 2 ( 8-inch) round cake pans, grease them with oil or butter, place parchment paper, and set aside.

Step 2: 

Put the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl and place aside.

Step 3: 

Take a stand mixer, add sour cream, eggs, yolk, and vanilla, beat it for 5 minutes, and then place it aside. Set aside.

Step 4: 

Put the butter, oil, and coffee in a medium saucepan and melt the butter on medium flame. Then turn on low heat, add cocoa and sugar, and dissolve it with a whisk. When dissolved properly, turn off the flame and let it cool. 

Step 5: 

Then add the sour cream mixture and whisk it to combine well. 

Step 6: 

Mix all dry ingredients with an electric beater or stand mixer to make a smooth batter. 

Step 7: 

Pour the batter into two prepared cake pans and bake for 30 minutes

Step 8: 

Then, insert a toothpick to check if it’s done. 

Step 9: 

After taking out the cake pans, Place them on a wire rack to cool completely. 

Bourbon pecan chocolate cake is ready. Below is its frosting recipe. After Frosting, this cake is Heavenly and delicious.

Bourbon Syrup Recipe:


  • Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
  • Bourbon – 4 tablespoon
  • Granulated sugar – half cup
  • Water – half cup

The procedure of bourbon syrup:

  1. Take sugar and water in a pan and boil it on high heat. 
  2. Let it simmer at medium temperature until it slightly thickens or for about 10 minutes.
  3.  Then turn off the flame, add bourbon and vanilla, and mix well.

Bourbon Buttercream Frosting: 


  • Six large eggs whites- from 6 large eggs
  • granulated sugar- 1 cup
  • brown sugar- 1 cup
  • Unsalted butter softened- 3 cups (unsalted)
  • bourbon – 6 tbsp
  • One vanilla bean, seeds scraped out 1 (with removed seeds)
  • Cocoa Powder – 1 cup

Bourbon Buttercream Frosting Procedure:

1: Add the egg whites and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer. Whisk slightly with a hand whisk to combine it.

2: Then, create a double broiler by putting water in a pot and boiling it on medium heat. Then, Place the stand mixer bowl on top of the boiling water over the pot to create a double-boiler. Stir it until it reaches 160 degrees on temperature. 

3: Once hot, carefully put the stand mixer bowl into the stand mixer. Then, fit the whisk attachment and start quickly whipping the egg white mixture. After 10 minutes, stiff peaks will be performed. When done, stop beating. Check the temperature of the bowl; it should be cooled.

4: Then, whisk vanilla bean seeds, butter, and cocoa powder on low speed. Then add all butter and whisk on medium to high speed. If the Frosting looks curdled, whisk for more than 5 minutes. It will get smooth. If its consistency appears runny, place it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes, then whisk it again to make it smooth. 

5: Switch the mixer to low speed and gradually incorporate the bourbon, adding a tablespoon. Since a significant amount of liquid is attempting to blend with the buttery mixture, add only small amounts at once to ensure proper emulsification and thorough combination.

chocolate bourbon pecan cake recipe
Assembling of  The Recipe of Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Cake:
  • Toasted pecans, finely chopped- 1 cup
  • Cocoa powder – 3 teaspoon
  1. After the cakes have cooled, even out the tops by trimming them to make them level. Brush the cakes generously with the simple syrup. 
  2. Take out two cups of the buttercream and transfer it to a separate bowl. Mix in the pecans until well combined.
  3. Place the first cake layer on a cake board or serving dish. Spread half of the pecan buttercream over it. Add the next cake layer and repeat the process. Frost the entire cake with the bourbon buttercream until it’s nearly smooth.
  4. Smooth the surface of the Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Cake and create a swirling pattern with the help of the m2 nozzle. Adjust by adding more Bourbon buttercream as necessary. Finally, pipe buttercream dollops around the top as desired and place pecans on it. 
  5. You can put some chocolate shavings on the sides of the Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Cake.

Refrigerate the bourbon cake to get more better flavor. 

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