I thought about what bourbon tasted like and the Carmel flavors came to mind. Then, I thought about what ingredients I could build off of that... brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Then I thought about what bourbon is made with and I remembered the mash that is made and thought why not incorporate some oatmeal into this recipe as well. So I created an Oatmeal Bourbon Cake with a Browned Butter Bourbon Frosting. As I was making this cake the batter smelled absolutely amazing. The spices and bourbon swirled in the air to create this warm, sweet aroma that made my kitchen smell great. I knew if the batter smelled that good then I was on to a very tasty cake.
In another bowl beat butter. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla until combined. Add eggs and then alternatively add flour mixture and oatmeal until combined.
Bake for 25 minutes. Cool and then ice.
Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, 3 cups powdered sugar, 2 T. Bourbon, 1 tsp. vanilla.
Directions: Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat until melted. Then continue heating until butter turn a light golden brown. In another bowl put powdered sugar, bourbon and vanilla. Add butter to this mixture and beart on low until combined. (To reach desired consistenacy either add more bourbon or more powdered sugar.)
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