chocolate whisky cake

chocolate whisky cake

chocolate whisky cake

If you’re looking for a fudgy, moist chocolate whisky cake, this is the best one ever.

  • 1 hr 30 mins + cooling
  • Serves 15
  • Intermediate

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CAKE

 

  • 500ml sugar
  • 210ml sunflower oil
  • 15ml vanilla essence
  • 3 eggs
  • 500ml buttermilk
  • 80ml whisky
  • 625ml cake flour
  • 250ml cocoa powder
  • 10ml bicarbonate of soda
  • 5ml salt
  • 90g packet instant chocolate pudding pre-mix
  • 250ml dark chocolate chips

FOR THE WHIPPED GANACHE

  • 500g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 750ml cream
  • 60ml whisky
  • 30ml butter

 

  • 125ml mixed gold sprinkles

METHOD

  1. For the cake, preheat oven to 160°C. Line 2 x 19cm cake tins with baking paper. Fill a deep oven tray with water and place on the lowest rack of the oven. (This will create steam, resulting in a moist cake.)
  2. Beat together sugar, oil, vanilla and eggs. Stir in buttermilk and whisky. Sift over flour, cocoa, bicarb, salt and pudding premix. Stir in chocolate and divide between prepared pans. Bake for about 1 hour, or
    until a cake tester comes out clean. Allow cake to cool in tins.
  3. For the ganache, heat all the ingredients in the microwave for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Allow the mixture to cool completely in the fridge, stirring occasionally, for about 1 hour. Beat
    until stiff peaks form.
  4. Cut the tops of the cakes to flatten them, then cut each cake into two layers. Place one layer on a cake stand and spread a layer of whipped ganache on top. Repeat layers. Cover the cake with the remaining
    whipped ganache. Press sprinkles around the base.

FEATURE: MARGIE ELS-BURGER  ASSISTED BY NOMVUSELO MNCUBE  PHOTOS: DYLAN SWART

Tip

Replace the whisky with coffee for an alcohol-free variation.

Magazine issue date: June, 2019


Joni van der Merwe

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Digital editor I’m getting married in 2018 and I think it’s the perfect time to focus on my relationship with not only my fiance but my friends, family and colleagues too. I want to nurture and cherish the people I love by being more understanding and present in their lives.

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