Strawberry Whisky Cake

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Strawberry Whisky Cake

This strawberry whisky cake is packed with flavor. Fun Fact: There are two ways to spell whisky or whiskey. Dropping the “e” is for those not made in the United States. Although for this recipe, I used Maker’s Mark Whisky, and they are made in the United States. The company decide to pay homage to their Scottish roots. This why they chose to drop the “e” in the spelling of whisky.

Strawberry Whisky Cake

Whisky Cake Baking tips:

I use 2 tablespoons of butter and ¼ – ½ cup flour to grease my cake pans. Rub the inside with butter, add the flour turn until flour evenly coats pan and dump out the access. This recipe is for a bunt pan with a dark finish. If you’re bunt pan doesn’t have a dark finish increase temperature to 325 degrees bake for 1 hour 20 minutes the same time.

Can you make ahead?

Absolutely, you need one day to allow the cake to soak up the whisky.

Freezer: After you slice the cake, individually wrap each piece with plastic wrap. Place in a freezer storage bag. Keep in freezer for 6 months max.

Fridge: After you slice the cake, individually wrap each piece with plastic wrap. Place in a freezer storage bag. Keep in fridge for 7 days max.

Strawberry Whisky Cake

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Substitution Options:

You can omit the whisky that’s poured over the cake to reduce the whisky flavor.

You can use 16 oz. of frozen strawberries, if fresh are not available.

You can use your favorite milk in place of buttermilk. I would stay away from coconut milk because the flavor may not compliment the whisky.

what to serve with Strawberry Whisky Cake?

Enjoy with a scoop of your favorite ice cream.

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Strawberry Whisky Cake

Tips for success: I use 2 tablespoons of butter and ¼ - ½ cup flour to grease my cake pans. Rub the inside with butter, add the flour turn until flour evenly coats pan and dump out the access. This recipe is for a bunt pan with a dark finish. If you’re bunt pan doesn’t have a dark finish increase temperature to 325 degrees bake for 1 hour 20 minutes the same time.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 8 persons

Equipment

  • Tools:
  • Hand mixer
  • Large bowl
  • Medium bowl
  • Mesh strainer
  • Rubber spatula
  • Dry Measuring Cup
  • Dry measuring spoons
  • Liquid measuring cup

Ingredients

Strawberry Sauce:

  • 16 oz. strawberries tops removed
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon strawberry extract

Pound Cake:

  • 2 ½ sticks unsalted butter softened
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry extract
  • 1 oz. whiskey plus ¼ cup
  • 3 cups self-rising flour

Icing:

  • 2 cups powder sugar sifted
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven, turn on the heat to medium in a large sauce pan add strawberries, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, kosher salt and rosemary, bring to a boil, lower heat and cook for 5 minutes, stir in strawberry extract. Transfer sauce to a food blender and blitz on high for 1 minute. Sauce should be smooth. Then place back in pot, bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes.
  • In a bowl mix the butter and sugar together until smooth, add the eggs 1 at a time. Add the milk, vanilla extract and whiskey. Place the flour in a mesh strainer and sift in another bowl.
  • Add the flour to cake batter 1 cup at a time. Pour half of the batter in a greased bunt pan, pour the cooled strawberry sauce in the center and with a butter knife, make a swirling design, pour in the remaining batter and place in the center rack and bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes; insert a toothpick into the center, it should come out clean when removed. Allow cake to cool for 10 minutes, then flip cake on to a plate to release the cake from the pan but do not remove the cake. Flip cake back over, poke cake with skewer and pour ¼ cup of whiskey evenly over cake. Wrap cake with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 4 hours.
  • In a bowl add the powder sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla extract mix together until glaze forms. Pour over cooled cake.

Notes

Preheat oven to 300 degrees

If you make this recipe, make sure to take a picture and share it on Instagram or Facebook and tag me @kennethtemple so we all can see that deliciousness!

3 thoughts on “Strawberry Whisky Cake”

  1. 5 stars
    I was very intrigued by the whiskey ingredient so I had to try this recipe. OMG!!!! I am 99% sure it did not come out the way Chef Kenneth would have executed it but it was really good. Great recipe!!!!

  2. 5 stars
    Chef, This cake didn’t last long at all. From a person who doesn’t drink much, I can tell you I was full and tipsy at the same time. It came in clutch when that late-night sweet tooth was calling.

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