Sunday, September 6, 2009

Bourbon Coconut Pecan Frosting (SCD)

Here's some gooey adult fare, inspired by Joy of Cookings "Southern Whiskey Sauce". It will cover the top and fill a 9 inch layer cake, fill all and frost a 6 inch layer cake or cover the top of a 9" x 13" cake. Tip: if you're also going to use it to frost the sides of the cake, then the finer the pecans the better. I have even used pecan meal with good results. I'm working on a non-alcoholic version of this.

8 TBSP. Butter (one stick)
1/2 cup Bourbon
1/4 cup Water
1/2 cup Honey
2 Eggs
1 cup Coconut, shredded and unsweetened
1 1/2 cups Pecans, chopped

Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add bourbon, water and honey. Heat until combined and a little bit of foam is around the edges, briefly remove from heat. In a small bowl whisk eggs very well until frothy. Whisk into butter/bourbon mixture and return to heat. Stir constantly until it coats a wooden spoon. Remove from heat and add coconut and pecans. Let cool to room temperature before frosting, stirring occasionally while it's cooling.


  1. Thank you very much for these recipes. My husband was recently diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondilitis (AS) another auto-immune disease that is greatly affected by diet. These recipes and your research are so helpful. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  2. This looks really good! However I would need the non alcoholic version. Do you think I could replace it with more honey and water?

  3. Thanks ladies. I've run across Anykylosing Spondilitis in my research for autoimmune, I think it's mentioned in the Bakers Yeast allergy post. I was amazed, when researching stuff for autism, just how many different autoimmune issues also were helped by some of the same things!
    As for a non-alchoholic version, I've tried it with more honey (one cup) and it was too sweet (and I'm an ex sugar-holic so something really has to be sweet for me to say that). I'm going to try it with more water and some vanilla.

  4. This looks great & I want the non-alcoholic version too. I wonder if you couldn't use a neutral flavored fruit juice? Keep us updated!