Bourbon Sauce

Photo: Lisa Hubbard
Makes 1 1/4 cups

Drizzle this sauce over our Chocolate-Ginger Cake.


  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter

  • 2 large egg yolks

  • 1 cup packed dark-brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup good-quality bourbon


  1. Put butter, egg yolks, brown sugar, vanilla, and bourbon in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture registers 160 degrees on a candy thermometer, about 7 minutes.

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