Highlands Bourbon-Glazed Pound Cake

Glazed Pound Cake

For a perfect pound cake, pastry chef Dolester Miles insists it’s all in how the ingredients come together. This recipe suggests creaming the butter and sugar for five minutes, but Dolester often lets it go longer—seven minutes or more—to make sure the mixture is nice and creamy before adding the eggs one at a time.

Pound Cake
Makes 1 (10-inch) cake
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  1. 2 cups (460 grams) butter, softened
  2. 2¾ cups (573 grams) granulated sugar
  3. 6 large eggs, room temperature
  4. 3¾ cups (525 grams) all-purpose flour
  5. ¼ teaspoon (0.5 gram) ground nutmeg
  6. ⅛ teaspoon (0.75 gram) kosher salt
  7. ½ cup (123 grams) whole milk
  8. 1 teaspoon (5 grams) orange zest
  9. 1 teaspoon (2 grams) vanilla extract
  10. Bourbon Glaze (recipe follows)
  1. Let ingredients come to room temperature for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 325° F. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.
  3. In a large bowl, beat butter with a mixer at medium speed until creamy, about 2 minutes. Gradually add sugar, and beat until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until combined after each addition.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, nutmeg, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture, beating just until combined after each addition. Stir in zest and vanilla. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
  5. Bake until a wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean, 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes. Remove from pan, and let cool completely on a wire rack. Spoon Bourbon Glaze over cake.
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Bourbon Glaze
Makes about 1½ cups
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  1. 1 cup (210 grams) granulated sugar
  2. ½ cup (118 grams) bourbon
  3. 7 tablespoons (105 grams) butter
  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, bourbon, and butter. Cook over low heat, whisking constantly, until butter melts and sugar dissolves.
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    • Hi Joann, we’ve never tried this recipe with Canadian or Scotch whiskey, but our recipe developer thinks it would be an equal parts swap. The main difference you’ll notice will be in the flavor. Let us know how it goes!

  1. This looks Fabulous, I am about to make it right now. Wish me luck. I was searching for something yummy to make my honey for dessert. This is perfect.

    • Hi Elizabeth! Although we have not tested this cake in a Bundt pan, you can make this into a Bundt cake! We just would recommend you pay extra attention to the cook time as it will vary. Happy Baking!

    • Hi Zarela,

      Thank you for your question!

      Yes, you will spoon the glaze over the cake out of the pan. You don’t have to use all of it, and can reserve some for drizzling over individual slices if desired.

      Hope this helps, and happy baking!


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