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post #1 of 13
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Does anybody ever add alcohol (i.e. kahlua) to their cake mixes or should I wait until it is baked and drizzle it over the cake? Thanks for any assistance.
post #2 of 13
Here's the expanded flavors version of the WASC cake recipe:

http://tinyurl.com/2cu8s4

You can use liquor or liquer and make a lot of other interesting flavor variations. icon_smile.gif

HTH
post #3 of 13
mmmmm...Kahlua....sounds yummy! Thank you for the link!
post #4 of 13
I do, but no more than 1/2 cup per box...... for example my pina colada cake has 1/2 cup golden rum per 3 boxes of cake mix.
post #5 of 13
I'll use it in place of some of the water... and in some cases, give the cake a good soak with it afterwards. (Usually made into a syrup with water and sugar, boiled a bit).

If it's just for friends, I don't bother boiling it, and add more. My pina colada cake would knock anyone flat on their butt icon_smile.gif
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by Solecito

I do, but no more than 1/2 cup per box...... for example my pina colada cake has 1/2 cup golden rum per 3 boxes of cake mix.



Umm, that sounds good, is the recipe here on CC?
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post #7 of 13
I've used several recipes from the Cake Mix Doctor books that have alcohol in them.
I've used Kahula, vodka, margarita (margarita mix, tequila and triple sec, lime zest), bourbon, beer......my cupcakes are for adults!

I also use the alcohol in the icing too. The kahula and (Guinness) beer worked well in cream cheese icing. The bourbon was good in a chocolate glaze. The margarita was basically a buttercream icing with all the margarita fixings in it.

I've never had any leftovers!
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post #8 of 13
I use the butter mix from DH & substitue amaretto for 1/2 the water called for in the recipe (calls for 2/3c water; I use 1/3c water and 1/3c amaretto). Tastes great to me!!
post #9 of 13
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Thanks for all your advice - I'll try it on my family this weekend - it's Thanksgiving here in Canada so a nice rich dessert would be very welcome!
post #10 of 13
My boyfriend would seriously go gay and leave me if Jack Daniel were still alive, so I was curious about adding liquor to cake mix/frosting. His favorite is the Gentleman Jack.
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by FlowerGirlMN

I'll use it in place of some of the water... and in some cases, give the cake a good soak with it afterwards. (Usually made into a syrup with water and sugar, boiled a bit).

If it's just for friends, I don't bother boiling it, and add more. My pina colada cake would knock anyone flat on their butt icon_smile.gif



Can I be your friend??? icon_lol.gif
post #12 of 13
LOL, of course!
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by tyty

Quote:
Originally Posted by Solecito

I do, but no more than 1/2 cup per box...... for example my pina colada cake has 1/2 cup golden rum per 3 boxes of cake mix.



Umm, that sounds good, is the recipe here on CC?



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