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My husband is a big fan of single malt and high-end scotches. And he likes dark chocolate too. So, when Cask & Kettle approached me for a brand partnership, I had to say yes. The hard coffee that they offer are any baker’s dream really. So, I paired up with them to bring you an Chocolate Whiskey Cake. I used my basic Chocolate Cake recipe for this recipe and instead of adding plain regular coffee, I used the hard coffee from Cask & Kettle.

Preparing this cake is really easy and the combination of whiskey, coffee and chocolate is a delicious match indeed. The interplay of coffee, whiskey and chocolate is subtle but powerful, and results in a deeply flavored, moist Chocolate Whiskey Cake that comes together quickly. Cask & Kettle’s hard Coffee with the aroma of smoky whiskey mixed with chocolate and resulting in this Chocolate Whiskey Cake, is something you should whip up for this holiday season.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 and 3/4 cups APF Flour/ 200 grams of all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar/ 250 grams sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder/100 grams
  •  1 1/2 Tea Spoons baking powder/vinegar
  • 1/2 Tea spoons baking soda
  • 1 Tea spoon salt
  • 2 eggs – replace eggs with 1/2 cup yogurt or applesauce
  • 1 cup milk/240 grams
  • 1/2 cup oil/120 grams
  • 1 Table Spoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup https://caskandkettleusa.com/ Irish Whiskey Coffee (See Notes section below for more information)/240 grams Irish Whiskey coffee

METHOD:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F or 180 degree C
  • Grease your cake pan (you can use loaf or round pans)
  • Mix and sieve dry ingredients in a bowl – flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder
  • Beat milk and oil and sugar in another bowl for about 3 minutes
  • Add eggs one by one and beat for few more minutes
  • Pour the hot Irish coffee (the coffee shouldn’t be piping hot. Just hot enough). If you dont have Irish Whiskey Coffee, In 1 cup coffee add 1 tablespoon whiskey/rum
  • Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and mix well (the batter will be runny)
  • pour batter into prepared tins and bake for 30/35 minutes

NOTE –

  • If you don’t have a Keurig machine at home, you can dump the contents of the pod into a cup and add hot water to make the Irish Whiskey coffee
  • The cup used in this recipe is the US cup measurement. 1 cup = 8 fluid ounces

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