28 Of The Most Amazing Boozy Cake Recipes With Liqueur, Wine And More!

Who doesn’t love cake, am I right? Especially when it’s done right and is soft and moist.

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But it’s even better with a hint of booze to enhance the flavor!

Whether you want to make a cake for a celebratory party, or if you just like baking and want your efforts rewarded with a boozy cake, I’ve got you covered.

28 Of The Most Amazing Boozy Cake Recipes With Liqueur, Wine And More!

I’m going to share with you my shortlist of the best boozy cake recipes on the internet. And there’s something here for every taste, whether you’re into chocolate (and who would blame you), vanilla, fruits, or nuts.

I hope your taste buds are ready for this onslaught!

1. Jack And Coke Texas Sheet Cake Recipe From Sweet Recipeas

I thought I’d kick things off with something simple yet delicious.

It may look like a standard chocolate Texas sheet cake, but whereas most chocolate sheet cakes are made with milk, this interesting alternative features Jack Daniel’s whiskey and Coke.

And as well as the JD and Coke in the cake itself, it’s also there in the frosting too. 

2. Summer Fruit Sangria Cake Recipe From Tatyana’s Everyday Food

Or, how about the taste of Spanish sangria? For those of you who don’t already know, it’s an alcoholic drink made with the likes of red wine and fruits.

This delicious cake has fluffy sponge layers, a filling made with sangria wine and sliced summer fruits and berries, and the most delicious whipped cream made with raspberries, white chocolate, vanilla extract, and mascarpone cheese.

3. Strawberry Daiquiri Cocktail Fancies Recipe From BBC Good Food

Homemade French fancies are basically small squares of sponge cake topped with a blob of flavored buttercream smothered in fondant icing.

And these have the most delightful boozy twist, mimicking the taste of the famous strawberry daiquiri cocktail, with its white rum, lime juice, and simple syrup.

It has a strawberry jelly filling, pink food coloring for full effect, and I like to decorate it with freeze-dried strawberries and lime zest.

4. White Russian Cupcakes With Vodka Buttercream Icing Recipe From Christina’s Cucina

These adult-only cupcakes have the most divine combination of flavors…

There’s Kahula liqueur in with the cake mixture for a light coffee hit, combined with vanilla (powder or extract), and vodka, while the icing also has vanilla and vodka, along with the usual butter and powdered sugar.

It tastes just like a white Russian cocktail, and you get 24 cupcakes in just 45 minutes.

5. Irish Whiskey Chocolate Cake With Baileys Mousse Recipe From Burrata And Bubbles

This is the perfect cake to make to celebrate St Patrick’s Day! It features not one but two Irish alcoholic beverages.

It’s an Irish whiskey flavored chocolate cake that comes out moist and fluffy, layered with the most airy and delicate mousse made with Baileys Irish cream, and is topped with a rich chocolate ganache frosting.

You’ll need to make it ahead of time to allow it to cool.

6. Mojito Pound Cake Recipe From Spatula Desserts

What I love about pound cake is just how easy it is to make. And while this is by no means an ordinary pound cake, it is just as easy.

It’s basically a regular pound cake loaf with added lime zest, a syrup made with lime juice, sugar, mint leaves and rum, and a delicious glaze made with white chocolate and vegetable oil, with added mint leaves and lime zest for garnish.

7. Drunken Cherry Chocolate Cake Recipe From Natasha’s Kitchen

This is such an indulgent cake! It’s bursting with rich flavors.

The cake batter is made with dark chocolate cocoa powder, while the filling is made with fresh pitted cherries, golden rum, and water. Then the frosting is made with butter, powdered sugar, cream cheese, and cherry syrup.

I love to serve each slice with a garnish of dark chocolate shavings, and of course, a cherry on the top.

8. Boozy Pineapple Piña Colada Poke Cake Recipe From All She Cooks

How about a cake to take you and your party guests to the tropics?

This poke cake is delicious, and it’s incredibly easy to make. In fact, you only need 6 ingredients. You start with white cake mix for the base, which you make as directed, then you poke it to form holes.

Then you combine coconut cream pudding mix, with a piña colada drink mix and rum, then pour it over before adding a boozy whipped topping.

9. Espresso Martini Cocktail Fancies Recipe From BBC Good Food

As mentioned earlier, fondant fancies are small squares of sponge cake topped with a blob of flavored buttercream smothered in fondant icing.

And this boozy variation has coffee liqueur in the sponge, a blob of rich chocolate filling, a frosting made with complimenting espresso powder and powdered sugar.

I love to serve it with a garnish of chocolate coated coffee beans and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.

10. Boozy Margarita Cake Balls Recipe From Home Cooking Memories

These Margarita cake balls are a perfect dessert to serve at a buffet – and they’re much simpler to make than they look.

You will need white cake mix with added tequila, triple sec, and lime juice and zest.

Once the cake is baked, you will need to add more ingredients, let them chill, and to shape the crumbs into balls before applying a coating made with melted white chocolate. It’s great with lime zest garnish!

11. Guinness Chocolate Poke Cake Recipe From Life, Love And Sugar

This poke cake is so, so good. And it’s fun to make, too.

You start with the Guinness enhanced moist chocolate cake, poke holes through it, and pour over a filling made with sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and more Guinness.

Then there’s also Guinness in the creamy whipped topping, along with cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and more.

12. Tipsy Pineapple Upside-Down Rum Cake Recipe From Dash Of Jazz

OMG – pineapple and rum go so well together! And especially in this recipe. And I was also impressed that it’s only 316 calories per serving.

The bundt cake is made with pineapple juice, and it has the most decadent rum glaze made with melted butter, more pineapple juice, spiced dark rum, and sugar. Then you can top it with pineapple rings – so fruity!

13. Dark Chocolate, Coconut And Passion Fruit Mousse Cake Recipe From BBC Good Food

This recipe is amazing! What a flavor combination – you’ve got moist chocolate sponge, layered with a passion fruit and coconut mousse, and smothered in a rich chocolate ganache, and garnished with flakes of coconut.

There’s strong coffee to enhance the chocolate flavors in the sponge, while there’s coconut rum liqueur in the mousse, and I like to pour more coconut rum liqueur over the top.

14. Tequila Sunrise Cupcakes Recipe From The Cake Blog

These boozy cupcakes are super cute with their two-tone frosting and cherry and orange slice garnish. It looks very fitting, and all your guests will be gunning for them.

There’s tequila, orange juice and zest, and sour cream in the cakes, while the frosting features yet more tequila and orange juice and zest.

15. Limoncello Cake Recipe From Cia Florentina

And in keeping with the citrus theme, how about something as light and refreshing as lemons and Limoncello?

It makes for an excellent summer dessert, with its Limoncello soaked ladyfingers and whipped mascarpone cheese.

It goes ever so well with a drizzle of golden honey and a garnish of mint leaves and lemon slices.

16. Tiramisu Crêpe Cake Recipe From Delicious

O, technically this isn’t a cake because there’s no sponge, but it’s super delicious and the creator refers to it as a cake, so I decided it’s worthy of a spot on my shortlist.

Besides, it even looks like a cake because the crêpes are piled so high.

You make the crêpes as you normally would, but there’s the most amazing fulling, made with mascarpone, powdered sugar, espresso, amaretto biscuit crumbs, double cream and brandy

17. Champagne And Strawberries Cake Recipe From Wood And Spoon

This cake is the epitome of sophistication. It features not one but two fluffy champagne (or sparkling wine) infused vanilla cake layers.

Between the layers, there’s a syrup made with sugar and more champagne. And there’s also a buttercream frosting made with the likes of fresh strawberries, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.

18. Chocolate Amaretto Puddings Recipe From BBC Good Food

This may be called a pudding, but it has the texture of a rich and indulgent dark chocolate and almond cake, thanks to ingredients such as eggs, butter, sugar, baking powder, flour, dark chocolate, ground almond, Amaretto liqueur, and amaretto biscuits.

There’s also a fudgy sauce to pour over each pudding, made with double cream golden syrup, dark chocolate, and Amaretto liqueur. I like to serve it with salted almond brittle.

19. Chocolate Red Wine Cupcakes Recipe From Tide And Thyme

This is the recipe I would recommend for celebrating Valentine’s Day.

The recipe makes 12 cupcakes, all of which are chocolate flavored, which always goes down well, but the cake has been enhanced with red wine, specifically Cabernet Sauvignon.

There’s also more Cabernet Sauvignon in the frosting, alongside some butter, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar.

20. Boozy Orange Aperol Spritz Cake Recipe From Spatula Desserts

If you want to feel like you’re on vacation, this recipe is how! It has the most vibrant orange color and flavor.

The cake is made with the likes of yogurt and orange zest, and it has a syrup made with sugar, orange juice, Orange Aperol Spritz and Prosecco, and a topping made with those same ingredients as the syrup but with added orange segments and gelatin sheets.

21. Kahlua Chocolate Poke Cake Recipe From Sugar And Soul

What a cake this is!

It starts life as a chocolate sheet cake, but then you soak it through with Kahula coffee flavored liqueur mixed with sweetened condensed milk, so that the flavor infuses with the sponge of the cake.

Then it gets topped with a matching frosting, made with yet more Kahula liqueur, instant chocolate fudge jell-o pudding mix, heavy cream and powdered sugar.

22. Boozy Snickerdoodle Cake With Apples Recipe From Creative Culinary

This is the perfect boozy cake for family gatherings in the fall. 

The cake is made with added diced apple and there are spicy cinnamon layers, and there’s the most amazing Applejack syrup, made with applejack, butter, brown sugar, and apple cider.

What’s more, each serving is a mere 360 calories!

23. Mudslide Brownie Layer Cake Recipe From Everyday Annie

Another boozy chocolate wonder! This cake has several brownie layers made with chopped chocolate, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, coffee liqueur such as Kahula, and Bailey’s Irish cream.

Then there’s heavy cream, powdered sugar, and more coffee liqueur and Bailey’s Irish cream in the frosting between the layers and on the top with a chocolate syrup drizzling.

24. Champagne Cupcakes Recipe From All Women’s Talk

These pretty little cupcakes are made with refined champagne or sparkling wine for a rich and decadent treat.

And as well as having champagne in the cake itself, it’s also in the buttercream frosting.

They’re super light, and super sumptuous. Be sure to invest in a piping bag if you want to impress with these cupcakes.

25. Chocolate Coconut Malibu Rum Cake Recipe From Urban Bakes

OMG, this cake is to die for! And it’s pretty easy to make, too.

The cake layer is made with the likes of dark chocolate cake mix (or devil’s food cake mix), and Malibu rum.

Then there’s a topping made with whipping cream, sugar, vanilla extract, more Malibu rum, and sweetened shredded toasted coconut.

26. Maple And Bourbon Banana Pudding Cake Recipe From Food And Wine

I just love this yummy pudding cake – it has the most wonderful texture thanks to ingredients such as mashed ripe bananas, sweet maple syrup, and bourbon for a real depth of flavor, and it gets topped with chopped pecans for crunch.

I like to serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

27. Christmas Fruit Cake With Fireball Whiskey Recipe From The Foodie Eats

If you want to make a boozy fruit cake, this is absolutely the one you should go for. It is loaded with fruit – pineapples, raisins, cherries, and more.

As well as crystallized ginger and spices such as allspice. But there’s also apple cider and Fireball whiskey.

28. Boozy Oreo Cupcakes Recipe From Delicious Everyday

And now to go out with a bang! These chocolate cupcakes feature vanilla cream ale and coffee for depth of flavor.

And they’re topped with a yummy buttercream frosting made with crushed Oreo cookie crumbs. Delicious!

Are There Any Chocolate Cake Mix Recipes that Include Liqueur or Wine?

Are There Any chocolate cake mix recipes that Include Liqueur or Wine? Yes, there are numerous chocolate cake mix recipes that allow you to add a touch of sophistication by incorporating liqueur or wine. These boozy concoctions offer a delightful twist to the classic chocolate cake, infusing it with rich, complex flavors that are sure to impress your guests. From Baileys to red wine, the options are endless for elevating your chocolate cake to a whole new level of deliciousness.

Answers To Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Best Alcohol To Put In A Cake?

To be honest, the best alcohol to put in your cake depends on what sort of flavors you want to enhance or bring out.

For use in cake mix, I would recommend using rum or bourbon for nutty or vanilla flavors.

And for almond flavors, you can use amaretto. But for use in glazes, I would recommend using red wine, port or brandy for that extra sweetness.

Can You Get Drunk From Alcohol In Cake?

It would be nice if you could eat as much boozy cake as you like without getting drunk, but sadly, it is possible to get drunk from eating too much.

Does Alcohol Keep A Cake Moist?

Alcohol not only keeps a cake moist, but it also helps to preserve it.

How Much Alcohol Is In A Boozy Cupcake?

Obviously, this depends very much on the recipe, but boozy cupcakes can sometimes have as much as one ounce.

Wrap Up

I’m sure you’ve enjoyed browsing through my shortlist of the best boozy cake recipes on the net, but I’m even more sure that you’ll enjoy eating them if you decide to give some of them a try! Bon appétit!

28 Of The Most Amazing Boozy Cake Recipes With Liqueur, Wine And More!

28 Of The Most Amazing Boozy Cake Recipes With Liqueur, Wine And More!

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