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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion
~ Chocolate Whiskey Cake ~
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup Irish Whiskey
1--12 oz pkg semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup butter or margarine, room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided
8 eggs, separated
1 T vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 t salt
3 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
4 squares semisweet chocolate
Preheat oven to 350F.
Butter two 9 inch round cake pans. Line bottoms with wax paper; butter
and flour paper. Combine raisins, walnut and whiskey; let stand 30
minutes. In double boiler over hot, not simmering water, melt chocolate.
In bowl with mixer at high speed beat butter and 1 cup granulated until
light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla until light and lemon
colored, about 5 minutes. Reduce speed to medium; beat in chocolate.
Reduce speed to medium; beat in chocolate. Reduce speed to low; gradually
beat in flour and salt. Stir in raisins and walnuts. In another bowl
beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Beat in remaining granulated sugar
1 tablespoon at a time, until stiff peaks form. Stir 1/3 of mixture into
chocolate batter to lighten; fold in remaining mixture. Spoon batter into
pans. Bake 35 - 45 minutes or until inserted toothpicks comes out clean.
Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans; peel of waxed paper and cool
on racks. In bowl with mixer at high speed beat cream with confectioners
sugar until soft peaks form. Spread top of 1 cake layer with whipped cream;
top with other layer. Spread top and sides of cake with remaining whipped
cream. If desired, sprinkle cake with chocolate shavings and curls. Let
chocolate stand in warm place 1 square on wax paper. In short strokes, slide
vegetable peeler across surface; repeat with second square. Press shavings
onto sides of cake. For curls; place remaining chocolate on wax paper; pull
peeler across in long, thin strokes.
Makes 16 servings
For gift giving decorate a plate with enamel or
ceramic paint. Let dry. Place cake on plate.
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