Hammerstone’s Irish Cream Cake
Here is one of our favorites. It’s a delicious sponge cake soaked in our homemade version of Irish cream liquor. The Irish whiskey packs a wonderful boozy punch, while the milks account for its beautiful sweet flavor. The slightly-sweetened whipped cream layer is a delicate and delightful topper. And here’s the magical part, no matter how much time passes it will never be soggy. It’s a sponge cake, and like a sponge, it’s designed to hold moisture without falling apart. In short, it’s a delectable, whiskey-filled dream.
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 5 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup Irish whiskey
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee
- 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9×13 inch baking pan.
- Sift flour and baking powder together and set aside.
- Cream butter or margarine and the 1 cup sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs and the 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract; beat well.
- Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture 2 tablespoons at a time; mix until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Pierce cake several times with a fork.
- Combine whole milk, Irish whiskey, condensed milk, evaporated milk, instant coffee, chocolate syrup and almond extract together.
- Blend on high speed for 30 seconds. Pour over the top of the cooled cake.
- Whip whipping cream, the remaining 1 cup of the sugar, and the remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla together until thick. Spread over the top of cake.
Be sure and keep this cake refrigerated; that’s if there’s any left over. And, be sure to save a tipple of that Irish whiskey to pour over one of our handcrafted whiskey stones. After all, one should always follow dessert with, well – a little more dessert. So eat this wonderful cake with someone you love, and toast with what’s left of that Irish whiskey to your shared moment of boozy, cake-filled bliss.