TWD: Chocolate Whisky Cake

TWD: Chocolate Whisky cake

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Boy.. the process of making this cake brought back gushes of memories. Not anything that I should be proud of at all, but still, I had bravely walked thru the tortorous phase of my life. A whiff of whisky from the opened bottle, the many glasses of whisky sours downed in a moment of sorrow and anguish. The thought of all the foolish acts I had put myself thru in those months of emotional struggle all seem just a little childish now... oh well.

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This week's recipe as chosen by Lyb of And I do the dishes is the Chocolate Armagnac Cake, a.k.a, the cake that got Dorie fired? but why?! i suppose anything with that much alcohol in it would taste divine! *twiddles fingers*

In my own twist on the recipe, I swopped the Armagnac for Whisky instead as obviously the former was much harder to lay my hands on. And also, I changed the prunes for raisins instead. Both tweeks turned out pretty fine in the resultant product. Almost liked a light chiffon cake with the benefits of the whisky in it. *hic*

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After stashing that one little slice as seen in the photo above, it was then a quick pack up for mum's office where the rest of the colleagues get to enjoy the rest of the alcoholic cake. haha.

To get to the point, I loved it, and i reckoned everyone else did. *double hic*

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21 comments:

pinkstripes said...

How funny. My younger adventures had to do with tequila. Luckily, we haven't had to bake with it yet.

Your cake looks gorgeous. I like the way you decorated it.

Teanna said...

I love the way you decorated your cake (hic)! hahah Love that little sound bite! Great job!

Teanna said...

I love the way you decorated your cake (hic)! hahah Love that little sound bite! Great job!

vibi said...

Just like Pinkstripes, my youth's adventures had to do with Tequila... and frankly, again like her... I'm glad I haven't had to bake with it yet! Oh! boy... how I sympathise with you Sihan... must have been a bit overwhelming at first!

Although... the cake ended being pretty darn wonderful... memory or not. LOL

Pamela said...

We all have a bottle of something that's difficult to get close to after too much of it! I'm glad you got the chance to bake the cake and I'm sure everyone enjoyed it. It really was delicious!

kim said...

your cake looks beautiful! isn't it funny how smells trigger memories so strongly? glad you've gotten through that difficult phase :)

doughmesstic said...

cute post - and great pics!

mike said...

Wow - tha looks fantastic - much more higher and lighter than mine! Love the sprinkles too - next time I'm trying raisins - not sure the prunes when over too well. Fantastic looking cake AND photography!

Isabelle said...

les photos sont vraiment superbes ! beau travail :)

steph- whisk/spoon said...

hmmm..wonder how much work got done after a slice of that? hehe. looks delish!

karen said...

your cake looks nice. i really like the chocolate/meringue picture. i'm really loving this jason mraz song too, i think i've probably said that before but... ah well.

Stephanie said...

Your cake looks great! I think whiskey was a great substitution :)

Madam Chow said...

Glad that you liked the cake - I loved it, and I went with the prunes!

Cakelaw said...

Ycake looks delightful - I love the snowflake sprinkles on the chocolatey frosting.

Jin Hooi said...

Your cake looks great !!! I used RUM in the cake, and it turned out great too !!

Tracey said...

Glad you liked the cake! It looks wonderful, especially withe fun decorations!

Linda said...

Really beautiful looking cake Sihan! Glad that you were able to face the whisky bottle again (my dreaded poison is tequila --- i shudder at the memories).:)

The Food Librarian said...

Wow! What a great looking cake Sihan! Your is a lot fluffier than mine - can I have a slice of yours?!

Piggy said...

your version looks moist and fluffy, yum!

Natashya said...

It looks beatiful! I have the same memories of rum...
Can't drink it much now...
Wonderful cake, dear!

LyB said...

I love the little decorations you used on the cake. I'm so glad you liked it. Thanks for baking along with me! :)