Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 5 mins

This was a wonderful layer cake given to me by my first boyfriend's mother, Ellen, in Denmark back in the mid 60's. I made it with our children's help for many years as a birthday cake for our Daddy, and he felt so spoiled! It sure was the highlight of his annual birthday celebration.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 -3 bought layer cake, bottoms,split in half
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup strong coffee
  • 12 cup whiskey
  • 1 quart whipping cream
  • chocolate shavings, for decorating
  • instant coffee, for decorating


  1. Make coffee, then pour into a pot and add sugar, cook till thicken, then add whiskey.
  2. Remove from heat, and let cool.
  3. Drissle the cake bottoms with the coffe mix, top with whipping cream.
  4. Add a layer, drissle, top and so on, on every layer throughout the cake.
  5. Decorate with piped whipping cream, shaved chocolate and instant coffee over cake.
  6. Let sit one day.

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