Chocolate Irish Tipsy Cake
1 package chocolate cake mix
1 (3-4-ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
3/4 cup Irish whiskey or bourbon, divided
1/2 cup cooking oil
4 jumbo or extra large eggs, at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
whipped cream for garnish
In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, 1/2 cup Irish whiskey,
and oil, add eggs and beat at medium speed of an electric mixer for 4
minutes, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary. Spoon into a greased
and floured 10-inch bundt or tube pan.
Bake in a preheated moderate oven (350 degrees) for 45 minutes, or until
a cake tester inserted into the cake comes out clean.
When cake is almost done, prepare syrup. Combine sugar, butter, water,
and lemon juice in a small heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil slowly,
stirring until sugar is dissolved.
Remove from heat and stir in remaining 1/4 cup Irish whiskey or bourbon.
Turn cake out onto two large sheets of aluminum foil placed together to
form the shape of a cross. Let cake cool for 10 minutes, top side up for
tube cake and upside down for bundt cake. Using a skewer or long bamboo
pick, make holes all over top and sides of hot cake. Drizzle syrup very
slowly over cake, being careful that too much does not run into any
cracks on top of cake. Bring foil up around cake and wrap securely.
Cake may be served when completely cool, or store in an airtight
container overnight. Cake may be wrapped securely in foil and stored in
the refrigerator for several weeks or in a freezer for up to six months.
Serve with whipped cream.
Yield: 1 10-inch tube cake