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Gluten-Free Manhattan Bundt Cake
Gluten Free Manhattan Bundt Cake Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 super cool modern adults
Calories: 460 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
  • Gluten free non-stick cooking spray
  • cups all-purpose gluten free flour plus more for preparing the pan
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons sweet vermouth
  • 4 dashes bitters
  • 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks - at room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 (10 ounce) jars maraschino cherries without stems, drained well and chopped
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest from 1 large orange
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-inch bundt cake pan with cooking spray, sprinkle in some flour, tilt the pan around to coat with flour and tap out the excess.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate container, combine the bourbon, vermouth, and bitters.
  3. In an electric mixer, preferably fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes on high speed. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla.
  4. Turn the mixer to low, add half the flour mixture, then the bourbon mixture, then the rest of the flour. Mix just until combined. Add the maraschino cherries and stir them in with a spatula, making sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the mixing bowl well. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 55 – 65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and the cake is golden brown.
  5. Let the cake cool in the pan for 5 minutes then invert onto a wire rack to finish cooling. Place cooled cake on a cake platter.
  6. Combine the powdered sugar with the orange zest and 2 tablespoons orange juice. Stir until smooth and pourable. If too thick, add a little more orange juice. Drizzle the glaze all over the cake and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Manhattan Bundt Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 460 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 95mg32%
Sodium 166mg7%
Potassium 108mg3%
Carbohydrates 64g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 46g51%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 600IU12%
Vitamin C 13.2mg16%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.