Irish Whiskey Cake Recipe

Irish Whisky Cake Recipes

Ingredients :

12 oz mixed dried fruit

4 tbsp whiskey

6 oz butter

6 oz soft brown sugar

grated zest of 1 orange

3 eggs, beaten

8 oz plain flour

1 tsp baking powder


1 tsp mixed spice

2 oz ground almonds

Method :
  1. Stock the mixed fruit in the whiskey overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 170C Gas Mark 3, grease and base line a 8 in cake tin.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  4. Add the orange zest, gradually beat in the eggs.
  5. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and mixed spice and add to the egg mixture with the fruit and whisky and the ground almonds.
  6. Turn the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 90-120 minutes.

Cover the top of the mixture with halved glace cherries and sprinkle with demerara sugar before baking, to give an attractive crunchy topping.

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