Delicious Irish Whiskey Layer Cake Recipe

Hark! Gather close, all ye who seek a recipe for a cake most indulgent and spirited. This recipe I present to thee is none other than the Tipsy Whiskey Layer Cake, infused with the finest Jameson Irish Whiskey.

This cake is not for those of faint heart nor tongue, for it bears a bold and boisterous flavor. A fusion of chocolate and Irish whiskey, one bite shall surely transport ye to the emerald hills of Ireland itself. The layers of chocolate cake filled with tipsy whiskey cream buttercream are sure to delight thy senses and satisfy thy cravings.

Heed my words, this recipe makes a simple yet impressive cake fit for any celebration or gathering. It is the perfect centerpiece for birthdays, holidays, or simply as an indulgent treat.

So come forth, my fellow food enthusiasts, gather thy ingredients and prepare to embark on a journey that shall reward you with a decadent and boozy Irish Whiskey Layer Cake that is sure to leave your guests wanting more.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Irish Whiskey Layer Cake
Irish Whiskey Layer Cake

Oh gentle folk, listen to my tale,

For I have found a recipe that will never fail.

An Irish Whiskey Layer Cake, so tipsy and sweet,

I must say, it is one that you’ll want to eat.

Why, you ask? Let me tell you the reason,

This cake will soothe your soul during any season.

With layers of chocolate and Irish cream buttercream,

Your taste buds will dance with joy, it’s not a dream!

The best Jameson Irish whiskey is used within,

Making this cake truly authentic, it’s what wins.

But not just any whiskey cake will do,

This recipe makes a simple but impressive cake that’s true.

Oh, do not worry if you lack in baking skills,

For this recipe is easy enough to fulfill.

So gather your ingredients for this boozy Irish treat,

And let us discover why this recipe can’t be beat.

Ingredient List

 Indulge in layers of pure decadence with this Irish Whiskey Layer Cake.
Indulge in layers of pure decadence with this Irish Whiskey Layer Cake.

Irish Whiskey Layer Cake Recipe Ingredient List

Here are the ingredients you will need to make this tipsy whiskey layer cake:
* Cake mix:
* 1 package yellow cake mix
* 1 package instant vanilla pudding
* 1 cup buttermilk
* 1/3 cup vegetable oil
* 3 large eggs
* 1/4 cup Irish whiskey
* Chocolate Irish whiskey layer:
* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
* 2 tsp. instant coffee powder
* 1/2 tsp. baking soda
* 1/4 tsp. baking powder
* A pinch of salt
* 3/4 cup granulated sugar
* 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
* 3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
* 3/4 cup Irish whiskey
* Irish Cream buttercream mascarpone frosting:
* 2 cups (5 oz) mascarpone cheese, room temperature
* 1 cups (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
* 1 cup powdered sugar
* 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
* A pinch of salt
* 3 tablespoons Irish cream
* Whipped cream topping:
* 1 pint heavy whipping cream

The Recipe How-To

 Each slice of this cake is a little piece of heaven.
Each slice of this cake is a little piece of heaven.

Now it’s time to get into the nitty-gritty of making this delightfully decadent Irish Whiskey Layer Cake. Don’t worry if you’re not a baking expert, this recipe is simple and straightforward.


For this recipe, you will need:
Cake mix: one package yellow or chocolate cake mix
Instant Vanilla Pudding: one package of instant vanilla pudding powder
Instant Coffee: one tablespoon of instant coffee powder
All-purpose flour: 2 cups of all-purpose flour
Sugar: 1 cup of sugar
Eggs: 4 large eggs
Whiskey: 1 cup of Irish whiskey
Vegetable oil: 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
Butter: 1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter, at room temperature
Irish cream: 3/4 cup Irish cream liqueur


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees, and grease three round cake pans using cooking spray or butter.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cake mix, vanilla pudding powder, all-purpose flour, sugar, and instant coffee powder together until well combined.
  3. Add in the eggs, vegetable oil and ½ a cup of Irish whiskey into the mixing bowl.
  4. Mix on low speed for one minute until just combined.
  5. Increase the speed to medium and beat for another two minutes until the mixture is smooth.
  6. Pour the batter evenly into three cake pans and bake for 25 -30 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Once done baking, allow the cakes to cool completely before layering them with the whipped cream filling.
  8. While waiting for the cakes to cool, prepare your whipped cream filling by beating butter and Irish cream together until light and fluffy, then add in mascarpone and beat again on low speed until combined.
  9. Now it’s time to assemble the cake! Place one layer of your whiskey cake on a serving dish or baking tray, and spread about 1/3 of the whipped cream filling evenly over the top using a spatula.
  10. Place the second layer of the whiskey cake on top of the filling and repeat step 9 until all three layers are filled with whipped cream mixture.
  11. For the topping, mix 1/4 cup of Irish whiskey along with chocolate chips into a saucepan and heat over low heat.
  12. Once melted, pour the whiskey-chocolate mixture over the top of your tipsy whiskey layer cake.
  13. Let it cool before adding a generous amount of whipped cream topping to decorate!

Pro Tips

  • For an extra boozy kick, brush each cake layer with some extra whiskey before adding the whipped cream filling!
  • To avoid lumps in your mixture, make sure that all

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect cake for any whiskey lover.
The perfect cake for any whiskey lover.

My dear reader, let us delve into the world of substitutions and variations for this tempting Irish Whiskey Layer Cake. Fear not, for if you lack certain ingredients or, perhaps, have a desire to switch things up a bit, I’ve got you covered.

Firstly, if you prefer an alcohol-free version of this cake, simply omit the Irish whiskey from both the cake and buttercream recipes. Instead, you can replace it with an equal amount of brewed coffee or Irish cream flavored coffee creamer. The flavor will still be rich and decadent, without the tipsy kick.

Additionally, if you want a more chocolatey flavor to your cake, try adding 1/4 cup of cocoa powder to the dry ingredients. Remember to reduce the flour by 1/4 cup to maintain the correct ratio.

For those who would like to take it up a notch with their whiskey addition, consider incorporating some Jameson Irish Whiskey into the chocolate layer of the cake. Simply mix 1/4 cup of whiskey with 1/2 cup of melted chocolate and spread it over one of the layers before topping it with the creamy mascarpone buttercream.

If you’re feeling adventurous and want something different, why not try replacing the chocolate cake layer with another flavor? I suggest experimenting with either a coffee chocolate or salted caramel cake. To do so, simply swap out a package of yellow cake mix for either instant vanilla pudding, cocoa powder or caramel sauce accordingly.

Lastly, who says this has to be just an Irish whiskey layer cake? Switch up the alcohol and try making it with Guinness stout for an indulgent Chocolate Stout Cake or even Baileys Irish Cream for a heavenly Boozy Irish Cream Cake! Trust me; These substitutions will create unique and unforgettable twists on this already delicious recipe.

So there you have it: endless possibilities for variations on this divine cake. It’s all about being creative and having the courage to embrace experimentation. As always, have fun exploring the many levels and flavors of this divine Irish Whiskey Layer Cake recipe!

Serving and Pairing

 This cake is a triple threat: moist, rich, and boozy.
This cake is a triple threat: moist, rich, and boozy.

Hark! Once you have made this tipsy whiskey layer cake, serve it up with merriment! This impressive cake recipe brings with it a boozy Irish flavor to your dessert table, and deserves to be accompanied by an equally delightful after-dinner drink.

For a decadent pairing, serve a glass of Jameson Irish Whiskey alongside the whiskey chocolate cake. The smoky and vanilla flavors of the whiskey complement the rich chocolate flavor of the cake. Alternatively, opt for an Irish coffee – a classic beverage made by adding a shot of Irish whiskey to hot coffee and topping it off with whipped cream.

To complete the Irish theme, top the cake with whipped cream or Irish cream buttercream. The creamy and smooth texture adds a luxurious touch to each bite.

If you’re looking for a sweet and savory contrast, match the cake with a serving of sharp cheddar cheese. The tangy flavor of cheese cuts through the sweetness of the cake, making for a perfect balance.

No matter how you choose to serve this Irish Whiskey Layer Cake, it’s sure to be a hit at any gathering or as an indulgent treat for yourself. So fill your plate and glass high, and enjoy the flavorful taste sensations of this beloved dessert masterpiece!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Give in to the temptation of a slice (or two) of this delicious cake.
Give in to the temptation of a slice (or two) of this delicious cake.

Hark! For those who seek the convenience of making this Irish Whiskey Layer Cake ahead of time, fret not – this ale-infused pastry can be prepared in advance and stored for later consumption.

Should you wish to make it in advance, allow the layers to cool at room temperature, wrap them tightly with cling film, then store them in an airtight container or freezer bag in the fridge for up to 2 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. The whiskey chocolate cake layers may even become more rich and flavorful after being stored for some time.

To bring back their moistness and freshness, let the cake layers come to room temperature before frosting with whipped cream or buttercream, as frosting a chilled cake could cause the frosting to be absorbed into the surface of the chilled cake rather than sitting on top of it.

As for leftovers, store the remaining cake covered with a plastic wrap at room temperature or inside an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 2-3 days. To reheat the cake slices or store-bought cake, heat each slice briefly in a microwave or oven until warmed through before consuming.

But heed thy warning, such tempting treat could be devoured swiftly without much regard given. Thus I suggest doubling this recipe irish whiskey chocolate goodness to left no one craving more.

Tips for Perfect Results

 You won't be able to resist the aromas wafting from this baking beauty.
You won’t be able to resist the aromas wafting from this baking beauty.

To make the perfect Irish Whiskey Layer Cake, here are some essential tips to keep in mind:

First and foremost, use room temperature ingredients. Room temperature butter and eggs mix better and create a smoother batter, resulting in a tender cake.

Next, when mixing your dry ingredients together, take the time to sift them. This will soften any lumps and ensure that your cake is light and fluffy.

When baking your cakes, make sure your oven temperature is accurate. You can easily check this by using an oven thermometer. Too high or too low of an oven temperature can significantly impact the outcome of your cake.

To avoid any crumbling or sticking, make sure you properly grease and flour your cake pans before adding in the batter.

When it comes to the whiskey element of this recipe, choose a high-quality Irish whiskey that you enjoy sipping on its own. The flavor of the whiskey comes through prominently in this cake, so select one that you truly love.

Finally, decorating this cake with whipped cream or frosting requires a little bit of finesse. Make sure that you cool down your layers completely before assembling and frosting them as hot cakes will melt the frosting.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to achieve an irresistibly boozy Irish Whiskey Layer Cake that will impress all of your friends and family.

Bottom Line

Thou hast now learned how to make a delectable and tipsy whiskey chocolate layer cake. With this recipe, thee can impress thy friends and family with an indulgent treat that is sure to satisfy any dessert cravings. The combination of Irish Whiskey and chocolate is truly unbeatable and the creamy Irish Cream Buttercream takes it to another level.

Be not afraid to experiment with different variations and substitutions, as the possibilities are endless. Thy imagination can run wild with different flavors such as Salted Caramel, Baileys Irish Cream or even Guinness. This recipe is versatile and allows thee to be creative in the kitchen.

Whetever occasion, this impressive and boozy Irish Whiskey Layer Cake recipe shall never disappoint. If thou art a lover of cake recipes, then this one deserves a special place in thy heart. Do not forget to serve it alongside a generous dollop of whipped cream, as it adds a lovely lightness to this rich cake.

So go forth my friends, and make this delicious Irish Whiskey Layer Cake for thyself or those nearest and dearest. Trust me; it is worth every mouthful.

Irish Whiskey Layer Cake

Irish Whiskey Layer Cake Recipe

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.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 60 Mins, Dessert
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Calories 723.1kcal


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


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


Serving: 255g | Calories: 723.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 37.8g | Protein: 3.3g | Fat: 58.7g | Saturated Fat: 36.5g | Cholesterol: 217.4mg | Sodium: 61.1mg | Sugar: 33.5g

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