Sunday, January 22, 2012

Jack's Birthday Cake

A was participating in his office bake off competition. Being a boozehound, he wanted to make this Jack Daniels cake. It is disastrously sweet and a bit dry, making it no surprise that it placed last. My suggestion is that if you're looking for a Jack Daniels cake, look elsewhere.

Jack's Birthday Cake
Adapted from Jack Daniels Food


2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
2 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
4 eggs
½ cup Jack Daniel's® Tennessee Whiskey
1 cup chopped hazelnuts (original recipe calls for walnuts)
1 package (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
Hot Buttered Whiskey Glaze (recipe follows)


Heat oven to 325°F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat. Stir in the brown sugar, eggs, flour mixture, and Jack Daniel's®, stirring well after each addition. Pour batter into the greased pan. Sprinkle evenly with hazlenuts and chocolate chips. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until center of the cake is firm and edges begin to pull away from the sides of the pan. Cool on a wire rack and drizzle with glaze. Makes 16 servings.

Note: Cake may be baked in a greased 10-inch tube pan. Increase the baking time to 1 hour. Cool in the pan 10 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. Drizzle with the glaze.

Hot Buttered Whiskey Glaze

1/8 cup melted butter
1 cups powdered sugar
1.5 tablespoons Jack Daniel's® Tennessee Whiskey
1/6 cup Jack Daniel’s® Tennessee Whiskey 
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Blend well with a wooden spoon. Drizzle over the cake. (The original recipe made twice as much but it was way too much for the cake.)

1 comment:

  1. In future I'll be taking my JD with cola and ice.