Whiskey-Infused Desserts: Boozy Baking Ideas and Recipes

Since the pandemic hit last year, many of us have tried our hand at baking and new recipes. Banana bread and homemade muffins are great to try for the first time but don’t be afraid to step up your baking game with some delicious whiskey-infused desserts and recipes. They’re not just for special occasions – you can enjoy a tasty whiskey-infused treat any time of year.

Boozy Cakes

Whiskey and cake go together like chocolate and peanut butter. When baking with whiskey, much of the alcohol does cook out of the finished product, but the flavor remains. It’s a good idea to choose a full-flavored whiskey or bourbon and avoid Canadian whiskeys, as the flavors don’t hold up as well in the cooking process.

Bunt cakes and poke cakes are popular choices for whiskey-infused cakes, but you can add whiskey into just about any cake recipe that you’d like – even cupcakes! Get some tips on adapting cake recipes to include your favorite whiskey on Myrecipes.com.

Hot Chocolate

You might think of hot cocoa as a cold-weather drink, but spice up your cocoa with a bit of your favorite whiskey, and you’ll find it’s a comforting and relaxing drink year-round! Pick your favorite whisky or Irish cream – no special instructions or baking time necessary. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon or cocoa powder for a decadent and boozy treat.

Whiskey Caramel Sauce

Look to top your favorite dessert with something special? Many delicious desserts are drizzled with a boozy whiskey caramel sauce. Can be added to cake, ice cream, brownies, or even French toast. It’s a versatile, sweet, and salty addition to your favorite dessert. This recipe features tips to prevent crystallization, proper storage, and cooking tips to make a delicious drizzle-ready treat.

Chocolate Ganache

Does whiskey caramel sauce seem a bit above your cooking skill level? Try a whiskey-infused chocolate ganache. Don’t let the name fool you, this delicious frosting recipe is simple to make. Combine melted chocolate chips, heavy cream, vanilla, a pinch of salt, and, of course, whiskey to make a delicious topping for cakes and cupcakes. Your favorite beverage isn’t just for drinking anymore, and you don’t need to be a world-class chef to create a delicious whiskey-infused dessert. For more delicious whiskey recipes and ideas, visit the Barrel Mill blog page.