Sunday, June 15, 2014

Cherry Vodka Infused Birthday Cake...

Recently, I posted my recipe for Cherry Infused Vodka (see here). This is the first recipe I made with the Cherry Vodka. A dear friend of mine was celebrating her birthday and I designed a recipe just for her! It was so good, I should have made two! 
 Cherry Vodka Infused Birthday Cake:
An original from NeeCee @ PineCreekStyle

Read all instructions before starting, as there are a few steps to follow.

  • 1 box of White cake mix, one with pudding added in the mix, follow the ingredient directions on the box...see mine below:
  • Egg whites (3), Oil (1/2 cup) & water (1 1/14 cups) according to my box
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of vanilla powder (or 1 tablespoon of Clear vanilla liquid)
Mix well and bake according to the directions on the box. Let cool 20 minutes then turn out onto a cake plate to decorate.


Cherry Pie Filing:

  • 1/2 can of Cherry Pie filling. Place in a blender and puree. *Freeze the other half to use at another time.
  • 1/2 cup of Cherry infused Vodka
  • 1/4 cup of Karo Clear Syrup
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of cornstarch
In a sauce pan, stir together the Clear Syrup. Cherry Vodka & pureed Cherry Pie Filling. Blend well over a medium heat. Slowly add the cornstarch using a sifter. Stirring constantly, blend well and bring to a low boil to thicken. Let cool.

I used a can of pre made butter cream frosting, except I blended in a heaping teaspoon of vanilla powder, a pinch of salt and a tablespoon of soft butter! This lends a homemade creamier taste.

Poke holes in the top of the cooled cake. Pour 1/4 cup of Cherry Vodka over the top of  the cake. It will soak in quickly.

Frosting the Cake:

  • I frosted the sides and around the top edges of the cake. This leaves room for the pie filling mixture.
  • Gently spoon the cooled pie filling mixture inside the frosting well. I added a dollop of frosting in the center and placed a single cherry with its stem on top!
  • This cake should be refrigerated before & after serving, due to the pie filling

Homemade Cherry Infused Vodka

A few of the steps regarding the cake: The pouring of the cherry vodka, cherry pie filling mixture, powdered vanilla, cake decor!

This cake was very moist and was very well received! Everyone raved about it! I only wish I had made 2 cakes! It was that Good! And, the Birthday Girl was very Happy!
Serving Birthday Wishes with Style...
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