Chocolate Whiskey Layer Cake

Recipe by JackieOhNo

Woman's World 7/18/00 . Chocolate chips, chopped pecans, buttermilk and just enough Jack Daniels turn a cake mix into a heavenly creation your family will gobble up!

Top Review by jordan_gina247

I have tried this recipe nine years ago from ww mag. and lost the recipe,it's one of the best cakes I ever made! by jordan_gina

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package devil's food cake mix
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 23 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 14 cup whiskey, such as Jack Daniels
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans chocolate frosting
  • pecan pieces (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour 2 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. On ungreased baking sheet, bake pecans 6-8 minutes or until golden. Remove from pan; cool completely, 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in bowl combine cake mix, buttermilk, oil, eggs, and whiskey; with mixer at low speed, beat until combined. Increase speed to medium; beat 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips and cooled pecans.
  5. Divide batter between pans. Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool on racks 5 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on racks.
  6. Place 1 cake layer on serving platter; spread with 1 cup frosting. Top with remaining layer; spread top and sides with remaining frosting. Press pecan pieces onto side, if desired.

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