Xante Pear Liqueur Cake
This recipe uses Xante liqueur which is made with fantastic pears. This recipe is incredible tasting and you can use the batter as a base for any cake recipe and substitute any other liqueur of your liking! You can also make cupcakes out of this recipe. This is a terrific dessert of a grown up dinner party!
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened, plus more for greasing
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup Xante pear liqueur
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 splash of Xante pear liqueur
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup milk (to drizzling consistency)
Preheat the oven to 350° and grease a bundt baking pan. In a bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle, beat the 2 sticks of butter with the sugar at medium speed until fluffy, 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then beat in the sour cream and Xante. Scrape down the side of the bowl, then beat the dry ingredients into the batter in three additions until just incorporated.
Scrape the batter into the prepared pan, spreading it in an even layer. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Move to a cooling rack and allow it sit for 15 minutes. Turn the cake out on to a serving tray and cover the cake with the glaze as if you were frosting the cake with it.