Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Jack Daniels Chocolate Fudge Cake

It had been far too long since I had made an alcohol laced cake...this one, was a winner. I must admit.
Do not make this cake unless you like dark rich chocolatey goodness. This is not your wimpy milky chocolate, its punch you in the mouth rich chocolate. The Jack punches you in the mouth a little too. I made this cake at 8:00 in the morning, and found it a little unsettling that I had an open bottle of Jack on the counter so early in the day, but I quickly got over it as I tested, and retested the batter to make sure that everything was coming together nicely. 

We shared this cake with about 10 people and everyone seemed to really love it. I don't think they would have said "hey this tastes like shit" even if they didn't like it, but I genuinely think everyone thought it was pretty good.

This is an official Jack Daniel's Cookbook recipe, I'm sure you could substitute something else in here, but this rendition was pretty damn good.

Jack Daniels Fudge Cake
5 oz. unsweetened chocolate
2 C. sifted flour
1 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1/4 c. dry instant coffee
Boiling water
Cold water
2 sticks sweet butter
1 t. vanilla extract
2 C. granulated sugar
3 eggs (large or extra large)

Adjust rack to 1/3 up from bottom of oven and preheat to 325*
Butter and dust with flour a 9 inch tube pan or mini bundt pan.

Melt chocolate , set aside to cool
Sift flour, soda, and salt together

Dissolve coffee in a bit of boiling water, add cold water to equal 1 1/2 c.add the Jack Daniels and set aside.
Cream butter with electric mixer
Add vanilla and sugar and beat well

Add eggs one at a time
Add chocolate
On low speed, add alternately the flour and the liquid mixture. It will be a thin mixture.
Pour into pan and rotate in 2 directions.  Bake 1 hour and 10-15 min.
Cool in pan for 15 min then remove from pan.
Can be drizzled with extra chocolate or make a mixture of powdered sugar, water and 1 T. Jack Daniels.

Rating = So Damn Good.

PS. Does anyone have any Jack Daniels BBQ Sauce recipes that they have made before?

1 comment:

Kate B said...

WE just buy the Jack Daniels barbecue sauce already made.