Celebration Cake With Hot Buttered Whiskey Glaze

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by BakerNurse

Here's another recipe from a recent novel that sounded delicious!

Top Review by **Tinkerbell**

OHHH MY! Helloooo Whiskey! Although this recipe has not only the smell & taste of strong whiskey, but the aftertaste sticks around a while. It was strong, but not TOO strong (& I'm not a whiskey drinker) so I sent a whole bunch of cake to my husband's work this morning. lol The cake is deliciously moist with a slightly sweetened bourbon taste. I really do think it's worthy of the title, Clebration Cake, as there was a taste explosion in every bite. My absolute favorite part was the glaze. When I poured it over the cake I was afraid the cake was literally going to drown in it. It was so thin & just made a pool of glaze over the entire surface. I left it alone & within minutes the glaze had soaked down the edges of the cake & all across the top, creating an extremely thin layer of crunchy sweetness that made even the edges of the cake delicious. For the chocolate chips on top I used about 1/2 & 1/2 semi-sweet & milk chocolate Ghiridelli. This was a fabulous recipe & I'm so glad I made a trip to the liquer store for it! Thanks for sharing, BakerNurse! Made, enjoyed & reviewed for Fall 2008 Pick A Chef.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a 9 x 13" pan.
  3. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Melt the butter and add to the flour mixture along with the brown sugar.
  5. Add the eggs, whiskey and water, mixing well.
  6. Pour into prepared pan.
  7. Sprinkle with chips and nuts.
  8. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until center is firm.
  9. Cool 15 minutes then drizzle with glaze.
  10. To make the glace, melt 1/4 cup butter in a medium saucepan.
  11. Whisk in 2 cups confectioner's sugar, 1/3 cup whiskey and vanilla.
  12. Blend well.
  13. Pour over cake.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a