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Irish Whiskey Cake

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars
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"Chock-full of raisins, lemon peel and spices. The light brown sugar and whiskey give this cake a mild butterscotch type of flavor."
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Ingredients

1 h 40 m servings 561
Original recipe yields 9 servings (1 - 8 inch square pan)

Directions

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  1. Place the raisins, lemon rind, and whiskey in a small bowl and let them soak overnight. Line bottom of an eight-inch square cake pan with parchment paper that is buttered and dusted with flour. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift the flour, salt, cloves and baking powder into a bowl and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks and beat well. Quickly beat in the flour mixture. Stir in the soaked raisins.
  3. In a separate clean bowl, whip the egg whites until stiff and fold them into the mixture. Pour this into your prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool the cake thoroughly on a wire rack.
  4. To make the glaze: Mix the lemon juice with the sifted powdered sugar and just enough whiskey and warm water so that you can drizzle icing over the cake.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 561 calories; 17.3 97.7 5.9 109 312 Full nutrition

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Really tasty! I added dried currants as I didn't have quite enough golden raisins. I think next time I'd soak them in a shallow dish, rather than a bowl, for better soaking. I added more Whiskey...

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Made this cake yesterday and was not impressed. The batter wa as thick as cookie dough and it was a very dry cake. Had to bake longer because it was so thick. I had thought of using a bigger ...

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Really tasty! I added dried currants as I didn't have quite enough golden raisins. I think next time I'd soak them in a shallow dish, rather than a bowl, for better soaking. I added more Whiskey...

most excellent. i would add alittle more whiskey. the beverage best for this dish is a liter of rum.

My St. Patrick's Day party guests loved this cake.

I LOVE this cake. Every St. Patrick's day my husband anticipates the corned beef, etc.; this cake is my reward for making that vile stuff for him. As to the cake, I make it exactly as written....

Made this cake yesterday and was not impressed. The batter wa as thick as cookie dough and it was a very dry cake. Had to bake longer because it was so thick. I had thought of using a bigger ...

We loved like cake.

Nice cake not too overpowering

Just made this cake, smells amazing! It was easy to prepare aswell. I was worried about the cookie dough texture until I folded in the egg whites which made the batter smooth. I won't be doing t...

What a great cake, I glazed it with a butter/water/jameson's whiskey and sugar mix. I let the fruit mix sit overnight in a tea/lemon /whiskey mix