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post #1 of 14
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I have a client that wants chocolate cake for their wedding. They mentioned a cake with something like burbon or other alcohol in it. Anyone ever tried this? Could this be done with a cake mix in lieu of water??

THANKS!

Dana
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post #2 of 14
I think I would use the alcohol in a simple syrup to brush on the levelled cake layers and also in the filling. Replacing the water in the cake recipe with that much alcohol would make it so strong I think it would be bitter. If you are talking 1 1/4 cups water to a cake mix, think about how strong 1 1/4 cups of bourbon would be.
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post #3 of 14
I've replaced part of the water, about 50%, with liqueurs such as Kahlua and Amaretto, but I haven't tried a strong whiskey like bourbon. Actually sounds kind of disgusting to me, but I don't like bourbon balls either.
post #4 of 14
My mom has been making rum cakes forever, she has used actual rum and it makes the cake very bitter!! Her recipe is 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water, and 1 stick of butter. cook down until semi thick, take off of heat and and 1 small bottle of rum flavoring. Pour over cooled cake. If you could find a bourbon flavoring it would work the same way, but everyone loves this "rum cake" and actually think there is real rum in it. She does not ice it, but a cream icing would be good. It is 1 cup Crisco, 2 lbs of powdered sugar, 1 tsp of vanilla and enough water to make the frosting workable. (start with tablespoons) I hope this helps, GOOD LUCK!!!
post #5 of 14
Here is a thread about scrath recepies and you can see that they put alcohol in the cakes, maybe to ask people who made the cakes.
http://forum.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=60641&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=chocolate&&start=30
post #6 of 14
the alcohol totally cooks out of the batter when you bake it.

all that is left is the flavor, so you can skimp on quality there.
but if you want the "flavor and bite" of the "spirit" in your liquor you can add it as a simple syrup.

That's what I do when my cakes with the extender get a little dry around the edges..

I actually make a simple syrup and "spay" my cakes..sometimes i add a little lemon juice or rum to the simple syrup.

but if she wants you to do a "sauce" you can always serve a Burbon sauce on the side or you can actually bake your cake, cool it..turn it out..line your pan with seran wrap ..put the cake back in..and then add the burbon flavored syrup.

Let soak overnight..

then turn out on a cardboard and remove the wrap, ice and decorate as usual
post #7 of 14
Hi,

One time I made a white poke cake with strawberry jello and tequilla. I made the jello like directions called for except when it came time for adding the cold water. Instead I added tequilla. It was good but somewhat strong. It was my strawberry margaretta cake. Very yummy!
post #8 of 14
This is great, this really come in handy to know for making cakes with alcohol.
post #9 of 14
FYI: a study conducted by the US Dept. of Agr. calculated the percentage of alcohol remaining in a dish based on various cooking methods.

Here's a chart that shows the results:

http://www.ochef.com/165.htm

HTH
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by Dragon8fly View Post

Hi,


One time I made a white poke cake with strawberry jello and tequilla. I made the jello like directions called for except when it came time for adding the cold water. Instead I added tequilla. It was good but somewhat strong. It was my strawberry margaretta cake. Very yummy!

Recipe for cakes please
post #11 of 14

FIVE YEAR OLD thread!!

 

Why are all these old threads surfacing all of a sudden?

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Annoying, isn't it?

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What's annoying is when people practically DEMAND others share their recipes.   Sheesh.  Google it!!

 

And it's gotten so that you can't even post a picture here nowadays without people demanding tutorials on the techniques used. 

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Originally Posted by Cakepro View Post

What's annoying is when people practically DEMAND others share their recipes.   Sheesh.  Google it!!

 

And it's gotten so that you can't even post a picture here nowadays without people demanding tutorials on the techniques used. 

The funny bit on this thread is that the demand for the recipe quoted the post which gave... the recipe.

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