Derby Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
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  • Cake:
  • 1 Butter Pecan Cake Recipe/Mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ⅔ cup miniature chocolate chips
  • ⅔ chopped pecans
  • Brown Sugar & Bourbon Glaze:
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ stick butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • Chocolate Drizzle:
  • ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Grease a bundt cake pan.
  3. Combine cake mix, eggs, water, and oil in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips and pecans.
  6. Bake according to cake mix directions or until toothpick comes out clean.
  7. In a small sauce pan on low heat combine bourbon, brown sugar, vanilla, and butter.
  8. Slowly heat until it begins to boil.
  9. Poke several holes into the baked bundt cake, taking care to not hit the sides of the cake.
  10. Pour mixture over the cake while it is still hot in the pan.
  11. Allow the cake to soak up this mixture 10-15 minutes before removing it from the pan.
  12. Carefully flip it onto cake plate
  13. Prepare ganache by melting chocolate using preferred method.
  14. Adding in whipping cream and mix well.
  15. Pour across cake
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