Chocolate Whiskey Cake with Marshmallows

March 19, 2015

In the unlikely event you have leftover whiskey from your St. Patrick's Day celebration, you should make these chocolate whiskey cake with Lucky Charm marshmallows from How Sweet It Is. A homemade dense chocolate cake is covered in a fudgy ganache and topped with pastel colored marshmallows which add a contrast of color and texture.  The ganache is made from a combination of heavy cream and semi-sweet chocolate and spiked with Irish cream.  For a richer, more intense frosting, you can use dark or bittersweet  chocolate with 70 percent or higher cacao content. This cake is what dessert dreams are made of and I guarantee you will love each bite. 

Chocolate Whiskey Cake with Marshmallows
Recipe from How Sweet It Is


For the chocolate cake:
1/2 cup hot coffee
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 large eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup Irish whiskey
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chopped

For the chocolate ganache frosting:
10 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup bailey's irish cream
lucky charms marshmallows for topping

For full recipe instructions, click here.

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