Irish Whiskey Chocolate Cake

  • Yield: 10 to 12 servings


Chocolate Cake:
4-- squared unsweetened chocolate
1/2cup butter or margarine
2cups sugar
2-- eggs
2cups all-purpose flour
2teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4cups milk
1/4cup Irish whiskey
2teaspoons vanilla extract
1cup chopped walnuts or pecans
2cups heavy cream
1/3cup cocoa
1cup powdered sugar
1teaspoon vanilla
1/4cup Irish whiskey
1/2cup chopped walnuts


  1. For the cake:  Melt chocolate and allow to cool.  Cream butter and sugar.  Beat eggs slightly and add to the creamed mixture; stir in cooled chocolate.  Sift dry ingredients together and add to butter mixture alternately with milk and whiskey.  Blend in vanilla and nuts.  Bake in 2 9-inch greased and floured cake pans at 350F for 30 minutes.  After cake has cooled, remove from pans and slice horizontally with sharp knife.  Spread frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake.
  2. For the frosting:  Whip cream and cocoa until soft peaks from.  Slowly add sugar, vanilla and whiskey; blend well.  Frost cake and sprinkle with chopped nuts.


Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Panama City’s Beyond the Bay (the Junior League of Panama City, Fl., 1985).