Navan Vanilla Cognac is discontinued and the above link is no good; try Artez ArVani Vanilla Armagnac Liqueur instead.
So excited to try this recipe except using Cognac in the icing as well. We have a restaurant here in Texas called La Madeleine and they serve fresh strawberries with a Romanoff Sauce (which they are famous for) made with Sour Cream, Brown Sugar and Brandy. Your recipe made me think of the Romanoff sauce. Thanks for sharing!
Sounds wonderful for a 50th Wedding Anniversary I have coming up in June. Would it be as good in cupcake form and if so, what icing would you recommend?
Why post a cake where you can't get ONE OF THE MAIN FLAVOR INGREDIENTS??
There is a recipe for the vanilla cognac at the Intoxicologist. Otherwise, the cost is prohibitive.
Make your own vanilla cognac. Get vanilla beans and a bottle of Cognac. Put the vanilla beans into the cognac bottle and let it set up a few weeks to months turning bottle ever so often. I make my own vanilla extract with vanilla beans and either vodka or bourbon.