Irish Whiskey Cake Recipe

Irish Whiskey Cake Recipe

Ingredients : Makes one 23 x 13cm

175 g

75 g

75 g

115 g

5 ml

1.5 ml

115 g

225 g


5 ml

2.5 ml

85 ml

Chopped walnuts

Raisins, chopped


Plain flour

Baking powder



Caster sugar

Eggs, separated, at room temperature

Grated nutmeg

Ground cinnamon

Irish whiskey

Icing sugar, for dusting

Method :
  • Preheat the oven to 160oC/325oF/Gas 3. Base-line and grease a 23 x 13cm loaf tin. Mix the nuts and dried fruit with 30ml of the flour and set aside. Sift together the remaining flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks.
  • Mix the nutmeg, cinnamon and whiskey. Fold into the butter mixture, alternating with the flour mixture.
  • Beat the eggs whites until stiff. Fold into the whiskey mixture until just blended. Fold in the walnut mixture.
  • Fill the loaf tin and bake until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool in the tin. To serve, dust with icing sugar over a template.

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