Bourbon Walnut Cornmeal Cake

Bourbon Walnut Cornmeal Cake by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Cornmeal cake is something I’ve wanted to try for a long time. I figured since I love cornbread so much, then cornmeal cake is sure to be something that I also love.

I researched alot of recipes, and just came up with this one on my own. It’s a sort of walnut upside down cake with bourbon and brown sugar. For the cake, I added honey and vanilla.

Bourbon Walnut Cornmeal Cake by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

To bake my cornmeal cake,  I used this perfect slice baking pan from Demarle at Home. Demarle at Home is famous for the first introduction of flexible bakeware. Today Demarle at Home makes the ONLY flexible bakeware designed with the perfect combination of woven glass and food grade silicone, which is a must for unmolding and browning. These pans need no grease, oil, or cooking spray.

Bourbon Walnut Cornmeal Cake by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

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Bourbon Walnut Cornmeal Cake by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

After I baked my cake, I let it cool about 5 minutes before inverting it on my serving plate.

Bourbon Walnut Cornmeal Cake by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Demarle at Home’s flexible baking pan just comes right off.

Bourbon Walnut Cornmeal Cake by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

And here’s the cornmeal cake topped with walnuts, brown sugar and bourbon.

Bourbon Walnut Cornmeal Cake by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

I was so amazed at how good this cake came out. It’s sweet, flavorful and just so good.

Bourbon Walnut Cornmeal Cake by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

If you want this cake extra boozy, make a glaze with half melted butter and half bourbon with a few tablespoons powdered sugar to pour over top. If you need even more, make a bourbon cream by whipping 1 cup heavy cream, 1 tablespoon bourbon and 2 tablespoons powdered sugar until thick.

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Bourbon Walnut Cornmeal Cake by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe Bourbon Walnut Cornmeal Cake by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Bourbon Walnut Cornmeal Cake by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

Bourbon Walnut Cornmeal Cake

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

A sweet cornmeal cake with walnuts, brown sugar, vanilla and honey.

Ingredients:

For the topping:
2 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup bourbon

For the cake:
1 cup AP flour
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup whole milk

Directions:

Heat oven to 350°. Add all topping ingredients to a large bowl and mix well. Pour into a 10 inch round baking dish.

Add flour, cornmeal, baking powder , sugar and salt to a large bowl. Whisk well. Add eggs, vanilla, honey, melted butter and milk. Whisk until well combined and pour into baking pan.

Bake at 350° for 35 - 45 minutes, or until golden brown and fragrant.

Let cool 15 - 20 minutes before inverting on a serving patter.

Bourbon Walnut Cornmeal Cake by EclecticRecipes.com #recipe

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18 Responses to “Bourbon Walnut Cornmeal Cake”

  1. 1
    Susan — June 18, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    Love this, Angie!! It really is an unusual pan, and you did a great job with it. Sounds delicious!
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    Belinda @zomppa — June 18, 2012 @ 9:23 am

    This is one stunning cake!! Has my name written ALL over it!!
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  4. 3
    brandi — June 18, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    now that’s what i’d like for breakfast right about now. such a pretty cake!

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  6. 4
    Living The Sweet Life — June 18, 2012 @ 10:29 am

    This recipe reminds me so much of fall, I’ll have to bookmark it for a cool day when the leaves are just begining to change colour and I need a little extra warming up ;)

    Fabulous recipe!!
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  7. 5

    Angie. Angie. Angie. Let’s be neighbors! You totally had me at Bourbon! :) Looks amazingly delicious!

    Heather
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  8. 6
    JulieD — June 18, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

    Wow, that looks so good, Angie!!
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  9. 7

    Never had a cake quite like this, it looks so amazing! Really cool pan too!
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  10. 8

    That is an absolutely gorgeous cake! I love that is relatively simple but perfect for entertaining.
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    Paula - bell'alimento — June 18, 2012 @ 9:34 pm

    Love the flavors in this cake: bourbon, walnuts & cornmeal! I’d like two slices please : )
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  12. 10
    marla — June 20, 2012 @ 10:19 am

    This cake looks amazing ~ would be awesome with ice cream too!

  13. 11
    Julia — June 21, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

    My husband is a total fan of cornmeal ANYTHING! Using it in a sweet cake, yum, looks awesome!

  14. 12
    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — June 22, 2012 @ 7:55 pm

    What an awesome recipe using one of my favorite ingredients – cornmeal! And that flexible cookware looks really interesting. I’ve seen it before but never tried it.
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    claudia lamascolo — June 23, 2012 @ 8:05 am

    that looks fabulous! how are you? Did you move yet?
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    Diane {Created by Diane} — June 29, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

    WOW! I’m starving now :)
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  17. 15
    rebecca — August 4, 2013 @ 4:33 pm

    I really want to make this cake but was wondering if the bourbon in the topping can be replaced with something??

    • Angie McGowan replied: — August 5th, 2013 @ 11:48 am

      You could just add water instead

      Thanks

      Angie

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