Saturday, September 11, 2010
Jack Daniels Cake
The Recipe: Whiskey Cake from Orangette
The substitutions: none
The verdict: I will confess, this is not the first time I've made this cake. I'll also confess: it's not one I make often. Not because it isn't fudgey and delicious. Not because it isn't loved by all that taste it. Because it is both of those things. Very very much so. But this sucker is boozy to the max and I can't torture my children by making a chocolate cake that they can't eat.
But this cake really is a super dessert for those of you who don't have kids or for any adults-only party (get your mind out of the gutter -- I'm talking wine-tastings or 40th birthday parties). It is very very dense and fudgey (as previously mentioned), but the whiskey really is the most prominent taste. If the thought of drinking a glass of bourbon makes you feel sick, this one shouldn't be ruled out -- it has the warmth and flavour of the booze, but not the harshness. Either way, Molly over there at Orangette is a genius and this is one of her best.