I prefer to regard a dessert as I would imagine the perfect woman: subtle, a little bittersweet, not blowsy and extrovert. Delicately made up, not highly rouged. Holding back, not exposing everything and, of course, with a flavor that lasts.Graham Kerr
Last year I volunteered on St. Pat’s to bring a dessert to a dinner party. I have to admit that I thought I would just go out and buy some Thin Mints from a Girl Scout and Irish Potatoes from a local bakery. But, I put some starch in my backbone and looked up what some bakers were making this holiday.
While doing my research, I came across this story about the origins of Irish Whiskey Cake. The story of Irish whiskey cake begins in 1773 in a small village in County Cork, Ireland. The locals were known for their whiskey cakes, made with a special blend of brown sugar, spice, and naturally distilled Irish whiskey. It was a favorite of the villagers and a symbol of Irish hospitality.
When I saw the recipe, I thought it would be doable. I made some changes to the recipe; I know, I do have nerve, don’t I? I served it with pistachio gelato, and it was a hit. This cake has definitely earned its place on the to be made again list.
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Thank you so much. Happy St. Pat’s Day!
Thanks for stopping by Judy. Happy St. Pat’s Day!
This looks almost too good to be true! I thought my eyes were tricking me when I saw “Jameson Orange Whiskey,” as I didn’t even know it was a thing. I’ll have to look for that. Lovely dessert!
It was easy and delicious Terrie. I also used the Jameson to make whisky sours which were excellent.
Oh my, yes! Last night I spotted a bottle of the Jameson orange at the bar where I play pool. The bartender said nobody knew what to do with it. Next week I’ll ask her to make me a sour! What a great idea. 🍹
Pistachio gelato gets my vote!
There aren’t too many things that cannot be improved with pistachio gelato. Thanks for stopping by.
Looks good, Bernadette – thanks for sharing it!
My pleasure. Thanks for stopping by.
I’m not a dessert maker usually but this sounds intriguing! Cheers!
Thanks John. It is an easy cake to make and is very flavorful.
Never heard of the orange whiskey, but I bet it is really delicious, especially here where the whiskey is very present!
It is really tasty. I also made whiskey sours using it and they were fantastic.
I’m going to have to keep my eyes open.
Sounds and looks like a great cake for afternoon tea with friends!
It is pretty tasty and easy. Have a great week Angie.
Whiskey cake? It sounds and looks super delicious 😋
It is pretty darn good. Have a fun St. Pat’s Day.
Thank you Bernadette! You too! 🍀
Hi Bernadette, this is an interesting cake recipe. I’ve never seen one that uses instant pudding mix before.
It is an old trick in the U.S. to make a box cake moist and more like “from scratch”. Have a great St. Pat’s Day.
You had me with – IRISH WHISKEY CAKE – Erin go Bragh!!!!!!
Hope you had fun day and wishing you luck everyday.
Looks like a wonderful dessert! 🙂
Hi Nancy, it was easy and delicious. My top 2 requirements for a recipe. Have a great weekend.
Looks and sounds lovely and perfect for St Pat’s Day.
Something a little different, right? Have a great weekend Jo.
This looks delicious and so easy!
Sounds so good, and serving it with pistachio gelato is brilliant!
This cake looks awesome, Bernadette – A friend hosts a St. Patrick’s Day Party every year. I will definitely need to remember this recipe for her next party!
It was tasty and easy. Those two things are my top categories when I pick a recipe. Hope you had fun at your St. Pat’s party.
The Kerr quote is priceless. I love that. Thanks for the recipe. None of the ingredients are on my diet except the whiskey. Lol. Not true, but I couldn’t resist. Looks delicious, Bernadette.