Chocolate Whiskey Cake Recipe



For the chocolate cake:

  • ½ cup butter, plus more for greasing the pan
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for greasing the pan
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup whiskey
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 3 eggs, yolks and whites separated
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For the glaze:

  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons whiskey
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

A decadent treat made with whiskey-soaked raisins and a whiskey-infused glaze — a must-try for any dessert, chocolate, or whiskey fan. 


For the chocolate cake:

Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Butter and flour an eight-inch cake pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper. Butter the parchment paper.

Steep the raisins in the whiskey. Place the chocolate and butter in a heat-resistant bowl over a pan of simmering water. When the butter and chocolate are melted, mix until evenly blended. Cool to room temperature.

Using a whisk or an electric mixer, beat the egg yolks and sugar until they have a thick, ribbon-like consistency and a pale yellow color. Combine with the chocolate and butter mixture. Stir in the flour until just blended, then, stir in the raisins and whiskey.

Using a whisk or electric mixer, whip the egg whites with the salt until they hold their shape. They should be stiff, but not look dry or grainy. Fold the egg whites into the cake mixture in 3 batches.

Pour the cake batter into the pan. Bake the cake in the center of the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes. The top of the cake should be firm, but the center should still be moist.

Cool the cake before unmolding. Place the cake on a rack or plate.

For the glaze:

Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over simmering water or in the microwave. Remove from the heat and stir in the whiskey and confectioners sugar. Spread the glaze over the cake. Allow the glaze to cool before serving. 


Calories per serving:

521 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Kidney Friendly, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 235g 361%
  • Carbs 494g 165%
  • Saturated 142g 712%
  • Fiber 25g 100%
  • Trans 5g
  • Sugars 358g
  • Monounsaturated 69g
  • Polyunsaturated 9g
  • Protein 32g 65%
  • Cholesterol 520mg 173%
  • Sodium 654mg 27%
  • Calcium 209mg 21%
  • Magnesium 436mg 109%
  • Potassium 1,745mg 50%
  • Iron 18mg 99%
  • Zinc 7mg 47%
  • Phosphorus 733mg 105%
  • Vitamin A 1,132µg 126%
  • Vitamin C 1mg 2%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 84%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 68%
  • Niacin (B3) 9mg 46%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 16%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 305µg 76%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 10%
  • Vitamin D 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 5mg 26%
  • Vitamin K 32µg 40%
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