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Non-alcoholic substitute for bourbon

I make a peach cake to which I add a slug of bourbon and top with a bourbon glaze. I need to make this for someone who can't have alcohol, but I'm drawing a blank as to what to use instead. I'm afraid that almond extract in the glaze might be overly almond-extracty. Ideas?

asked by vvvanessa about 5 years ago

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HalfPint
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added about 5 years ago

I would substitute a caramel glaze for the bourbon glaze and use a non-alcoholic-based vanilla extract for the cake itself. Since you are making this for a person who cannot have alcohol, be careful using extracts as flavorings are often extracted with alcohol (ethyl alcohol or ethanol, it's the same thing).

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vvvanessa
added about 5 years ago

Caramel! Duh! That would work really well. Thanks, HalfPint!

HalfPint
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added about 5 years ago

Would love to have the recipe for this peach cake and bourbon glaze :)

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vvvanessa
added about 5 years ago

I've been meaning to type it up for someone else, so I'll be sure to message it to you when I get it done!

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