Tipsy Whiskey Cake

Tipsy Whiskey Cake

Jack Daniel’s Whiskey cake is every bit as moist and rich as you would hope it would be. This whiskey cake is a chocolate cake steeped with a generous portion of Jack Daniels whiskey. Heat the finished cake just enough to melt the sugar in the liquor – perhaps 30 seconds in the microwave. Whiskey cake is a popular year-round gourmet gift.


Tipsy Whiskey Cake Recipe

Adapted from by the Chef Redneck Epicurean on back in 2008

Yield : 2 loaf cakes 5″
Bake Time: 350F for 30-40 minutes
Total Prep Time: 30 minutes + Baking time.

For the Cake:

2.5 oz 100% or Bakers unsweetened chocolate squares
1/8 cup Coffee granules, instant
1 cup Self-Rising Flour * see below for substitution*
2/3 cup Cold Water
1/4 cup Whiskey (I like Jack because it is my dad’s favorite brand if you want it stronger you can use 1/2c.)
1/2 cup Butter, Unsalted
1 cup Granulated Sugar
1.5 ea. Eggs, Farm Fresh

For Glaze:

1/4 cup Butter, Unsalted
1/8 cup Water
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
1/4 cup Whiskey

And here we go..

1.)Chop up the 2.5 oz of 100% or Bakers Chocolate and melt over a double boiler. Set aside to cool a little.

2.)Dissolve the coffee granules in the boiling water. When dissolved , stir in the cold water. Add the beautiful whiskey and set aside. Save a shot for yourself.

3.)If you have self rising flour use 1 cup. I usually substitute with 1 cup of All-Purpose Flour, 1/4 tsp salt, and 11/4tsp Baking Soda.

4.)Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffily. Add the eggs. Scrape the down the mix. Do not leave on the mixer too long because your want this whiskey cake similar to a pound cake.


5.)Add the melted chocolate and mix until it comes together.


6.)On slow speed alternate adding the flour mixture and the whiskey mixture in three additions. Making sure to scrape after each addition to prevent lumps.


7.)Butter your pans up. Check your recipe and taste the batter ! It makes two loaves 5″wide and 3.5″ deep. Bake at 350F for 30-40 minutes. Check with a skewer make sure it comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes. Un mold then they are ready to glaze with more whiskey. Little more whiskey will not hurt anyone!!


Making the glaze:

1.)In a pot combine the water, sugar, and butter. Melt and bring to a boil for 1 minute. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes. Then add the whiskey.


2.)Glaze the cakes while still warm. Pour two generous coats of whiskey syrup. You can always add more.


Now it is time to share it with your friends and family. Or hide in the refrigerator for yourself. This cake can keep quite sometime because of the alcohol but it never seems to last in my house.

Please check out my YOUTUBE channel 101sweetpastry . There is a video of the Tipsy Whiskey Cake!


What is one of your memories as a kid that was based around food? For me there is so many food was always a big part of my life since I was little. From my sister’s Peanut Butter Eggs to Grandad’s Munster Cheese. And Happy Baking :)

2 thoughts on “Tipsy Whiskey Cake

  1. Pingback: Tipsy Whiskey Cake for those alcoholics « Dorian

  2. MMMMMM, what could be better than Jack and cake. It’s like having your cake and eating it too! Can’t wait to see the video.

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