Monday, December 19, 2011

Whiskey in a Jar (Flourless) Chocolate Cake


If your holidays are crazy like mine are you might want to make one of these for yourself! I like the idea of doing cakes and pies in a jar. They’re so much less messy and look really cute. Remember these are not kid friendly so make sure you tell whomever you are giving it to!

Whiskey in a Jar (Flourless) Chocolate Cake
(Adapted from Angie McGowan)

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1 stick butter
8 oz chocolate pieces (chopped fine) or small chips, semi-sweet
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup Tennessee whiskey, I used Jack Daniels
nonstick spray
4 oz shortening
4 oz softened butter
1 lb powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk or whiskey

In a double boiler, or in the microwave, melt butter and chocolate together. Stir well. Let cool.


Add butter and chocolate to a large mixing bowl with sugars.


Mix until well combined. Add whiskey and mix well.


Add eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. Mix well.


Add salt, baking soda and baking powder. Mix very well.


Pour into 4 pint jars that have been sprayed well with non-stick spray.


Bake at 350 degrees for 30 – 40 minutes, or until cakes pass the toothpick test. (And they have risen and fell)


For frosting:
Cream softened butter and shortening in stand mixer with wire attachment.


Add sugar. Mix on low until combined. Turn mixer to high. Add a little of the milk or whiskey at a time, until icing is light and fluffy.

Refrigerate until ready to use.

Makes 4 large servings
Note: All the whiskey does NOT cook out of the cake, so it is NOT kiddie-friendly.


1 comment:

  1. You come up with very cute gifts for your friends and family.