Dec.  2007


Merry Christmas to ALL!
(a desert that will make it memorable for the year to come)

Glazed Tequila Cake

I found this recipe on the Internet and since we’re in Mexico where tequila is cheap, I thought it would be a good way to dispose of the excess. (Ah,
sure, excess!)

Cake

2 c. Sugar
1 c. Butter
4 eggs
1 c. Milk
3 ½ c. All purpose flour
3 tsp. Baking powder
¼ tsp. Salt
¼ c. Tequila

Glaze

1 c. Light brown sugar
1 c. Dark brown sugar
¼ c. Water
Pinch of salt
¼ c. Tequila
2 tbs. Orange Liquor

Cake Preparation

Cream the butter, sugar and eggs. Stir in the milk.
Mix dry ingredients in separate bowl and add to cream mixture. Beat well.
Add tequila and beat until smooth.

Pour batter into greased and floured bundt pan.
Bake 1 hr. At 325 degrees or a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool on rack, remove from pan and place on a serving plate.
Using a sharp tool (toothpick, fork, fingers?), poke lots of holes in top of cake

Glaze Preparation

Combine sugars, water and salt in saucepan; bring to a boil
Cook, stirring constantly at a simmer, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes (it will start to thicken)
Remove from heat, add liquors and pour about half over cake. Reserve the rest for the actual slices when ready to eat

Some food for thought and other suggestions

1. The recipe also works well if you divide the ingredients in half and want a smaller cake.
2. You can use any pan you’d like…we don’t have a bundt so we use a pie plate. Just make sure the batter only 2/3 fills the pan so it can expand while
cooking.
3. I use Mexican flour and have no idea if it is All Purpose…but it is All Purpose on
this boat!
4. For the glaze, there is nothing sacred about the color or proportions of the sugar: brown, dark brown or white. Since we can’t find dark brown here
and the white looks like light brown, it’s a crap shoot. Anyway, all combo’s work. Use whatever you have.
5. When cooking the glaze, don’t look for a thick sauce or you’ll end up with candy when it cools. Now, that’s not so bad but why waste it on a good
cake when you can have tequila candy instead? Once it begins to boil, 5 minutes is enough time.
6. Don’t have tequila? Try rum, brandy or any other liquor. Don’t bother with the orange liquor if you substitute.
7. Cheat! If you don’t have time, use a cake mix (lemon, white and vanilla work) and make the glaze.
8. No cake??? Make the glaze anyway! We haven’t tried it but it’s probably great on hotcakes and waffles, too!
9. Do not serve to CHILDREN! Tequila is too expensive and they won’t appreciate or like the flavor anyway! Give them some fruit instead!

AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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