Recipe For Whisky Cake Using Jamesons

This whisky cake was inspired by our visit to Glenfiddich. There we met a very friendly young man. After we had espresso and cake, he did a great tasting for us. We had a single malt unique to the tasting room and spent some time chatting to him.

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Dave and I attended an evening with Pernod-Ricard. I intend on writing more about it at a later date. But first I want to tell you about Matthew. Dave started chatting with this young Scottish man. He is from a small village near Dufftown. Dave was telling him about our trip around Scotland. I joined them and we got talking about all the places we have visited. Matthew mentioned he studied in Edinburgh and Tom Kitchin and his restaurant came up. We were reminiscing about our visits to the city. We have eaten at both The Kitchin and at The Scran & Scallie. Matthew told us he lived upstairs from the pub and he could not believe it when I showed him a picture of his front door.

The Scran & Scallie
Matthew’s Green Front Door Next To The Scran & Scallie

We told him that we had been to Glenfiddich and started our afternoon with coffee and whisky cake before doing an amazing tasting. The coincidence grew when it turned out his brother had conducted the tasting. As an ode to our visit and to make good use of the Jameson’s Caskmates we were given by Pernod-Ricard,  I decided to make whisky cake. I am serving it today. My parents are visiting from Johannesburg. My mom did the fondant topping and I sprinkled on some glitter. We have friends joining us for lunch. I need to go and get organized but first let me wish all of you that celebrate, a very blessed Christmas.

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Whisky Cake

Make sure you give the raisins as much time as you can before making this cake
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as far in advance as possible (up to one month)

  • 115 g seedless raisins
  • 250 mls whisky

for the cake

  • 114 g butter
  • 100 g fructose
  • 1 egg
  • 188 g gluten free flour
  • 10 mls baking powder
  • 5 mls bicarbonate of soda
  • 2.5 mls ground cardamom
  • 2.5 mls ground cinnamon
  • 1.25 mls ground allspice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 125 g raw almonds roughly chopped
  • 120 mls whisky some will come from the raisin whisky


to soak the raisins

  • Place the raisins and whisky into a sealable container
  • Put into a cupboard and leave until you bake the cake

for the cake

  • Preheat the oven to 175° Celsius
  • Pour the raisins and whisky into a sauce pan
  • Bring to the boil, reduce the temperature and leave to simmer for 20 minutes
  • Strain the raisins, reserving the liquid, and set aside
  • Top up the liquid to 120mls with whisky
  • Place the butter into a stand mixer bowl and cream
  • Beat in the fructose a tablespoon at a time until all has been incorporated
  • Add the egg and beat until pale and fluffy
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, spices and salt
  • Fold a third into the butter mixture
  • Mix in 40mls of the whisky then repeat until all of the ingredients have been incorporated
  • Fold in the raisins and almonds
  • Pour the batter into a lined 23cm springform tin
  • Bake for 55 minutes, remove from the oven and turn out of the tin
  • Cool on a wire rack before icing


My mom used the bottom of the cake for icing. It was topped with a thin layer of jam and then fondant
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