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If I use alcohol (specifically whiskey) to replace the water in a cake, do I use the same amount?
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I would think that you could do 1/2 cup whiskey and 1/3 cup water I dont know if you want it to be all whiskey ... whiskey is strong and it may over power the cake.. I would do a test run and see. I think if you use a whole cup of whiskey that is going to be a lot.
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Originally Posted by dawnscake

If I use alcohol (specifically whiskey) to replace the water in a cake, do I use the same amount?



I would have to agree with LadyCake here.
Alcohol acts as a flavoring as well as adding some additional moisture. So I would only substitute maybe half of the required amount of water.

However, here is where it gets a bit tricky, alcohol gets evaporated much more quickly than water so you will be losing some moisture in your cake. What I like to do (depending on the recipe) is supplement the recipe with a few extra tablespoons of water.

Here are some Whiskey Cake Recipes you might find useful:
Chocolate Scotch Whiskey Cake
Irish Whiskey Cake
Whiskey Cake I
Whiskey Cake II

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Thank You!
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