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Chapter 35 – Domestic Goddess
Casi sat on a stool in the kitchen, staring at a cake on the counter. “I see you had an exciting evening?” Kyle commented.

“I made you a cake! It has whiskey in it!” Casi grinned.

“Let me jump in the shower, I reek of cigarette smoke.” He threw his clothes in the washer to avoid permeating the house. He took a quick shower, washing his hair twice to get the aroma out. He came back and noticed Casi set out two plates. He could hear the washer running. “Aren’t you the domestic goddess?” He smiled and cut a slice of the fantastic chocolate cake.

“It has a caramel whiskey glaze.” She wiggled her shoulders as she took a bite. Kyle was pleased to see her excited about the cake, which was delicious, to his surprise.

Chocolate Whiskey Cake
1 cup whiskey
2 cups granulated sugar
8 ounces salted butter
¾ cup cocoa powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon kosher salt
2 large eggs
¾ cup sour cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 tablespoons salted butter
¼ cup dark brown sugar
¼ cup whiskey

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and cocoa powder a Bundt pan.
In a medium saucepan, bring the whiskey, sugar, and butter to a boil. Remove from heat and whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth. Set aside.
Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, sour cream, and vanilla. Add the whiskey mixture to the egg mixture and stir well. Add the flour and whisk until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 35 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes and unmold.
In a medium saucepan, bring the butter, brown sugar, and whiskey to a boil. Remove from heat and whisk in the powdered sugar until smooth. Drizzle over warm cake and slice into 12 pieces.