Sonntag, 4. Dezember 2016

Spiced hot Whisky Cake

Spiced hot whisky cake

250g very soft unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
250g soft light brown sugar
5 medium free-range eggs
150g ground almonds
100g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
Seeds from 5 cardamom pods,
crushed 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp grated nutmeg
Pinch ground cloves
1 tsp ground coriander
Demerara sugar to decorate

For the syrup

100ml whisky
30ml clear honey
Juice 1 lemon

For the whisky icing

120g icing sugar
20-30ml whisky

Heat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4. 
In a large mixing bowl, whisk the butter and sugar using a hand-held electric whisk until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one by one, whisking well after each addition, then fold in the almonds, flour, baking powder and spices with a pinch of salt. 
Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 40-50 minutes until risen, golden and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. 
Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out and cool completely on a wire rack. 
Once the cake is cool, heat the syrup ingredients in a pan until simmering. Poke holes all over the cake and spoon over the syrup, waiting for each to be absorbed before pouring over the next. 
For the icing, put the icing sugar in a bowl and slowly stir in enough whisky to form a smooth icing. Drizzle all over the cake, leave to harden slightly, then scatter with a little demerara sugar and serve in slices.

Quelle: deliciousmagazine


  1. The cake is soooo delicious Julka, it taste fantastic and I was a bit tipsy cause the whisky:)) A wonderful speciality for christmas time. Thanks for the sample. LG Caro

    1. Thank you, liebe Caro, meine Kollegen, die ihn probiert haben waren wie der Kuchen tipsy:))))