Irish Whiskey Cake

11 07 2008


My in-laws who are visiting this month brought with them an Irish whiskey cake from Downey’s Cakes.  It was beyond good, but it was a very small cake, so we of course wanted to get some more.  I had the great idea to try to find a similar recipe so that we a. wouldn’t have to wait and b. wouldn’t have to spend an arm and a leg on another cake.  Well, I am not sure it will be as good as the original, but I found a recipe from the Washington Post  based on this famous cake and it looks promising!  It is currently in the fridge soaking up all the whiskey sauce.  We are planning on trying it tomorrow.

Here is a photo of the cake- the only bundt cake pan I currently own is a sandcastle cake mold.  Actually, it really works with the theme- an Irish castle cake with Irish whiskey!


We can't wait to try this!!

Update: We had the cake after dinner tonight.  It's a little strong on the whiskey, but overall it was really good and I only had a small slice so I want more :)  Great served with whipped cream, would be great with vanilla ice cream too.  Make sure you have a big glass of milk handy!



2 responses

14 07 2008
Audra Krell

Oh my goodness that is such a cool looking cake! Sounds like you enjoyed it. Thanks for the heads up on the milk, I really love milk with cake and it sounds like it’s required with this one!

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