Until Scotty and myself have finished writing our Scotland blog, enjoy this sweet teaser in the meantime
Scottish Whisky Cake
On our trip through Scotland, we stopped at the Talisker Distillery for a coffee and cake break. Of course, we had to taste their Whisky Cake which was delicious!
They also sold a booklet with Whisky Recipes, I bought it as there are a few interesting recipes in there which I want to try.
Cake or Brownie pan, 20cm
250g grated almonds
Whisky (me: 14 years Arran Single Malt)
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon mixed spice (if you cannot find it, use ground ginger and nutmeg)
60g icing sugar
Over night, leave the raisins soaking in 3-4 tablespoons of the Whisky.
Preheat the oven to 180c.
Melt the butter in a pan. Mix all the dry ingredients including the spices together, add butter and eggs. Beat well. Add the orange zest and the raisins including any remaining Whisky from the raisins’ overnight “bath”.
Stir well together. Should the dough be too dry, add a sip of Whisky. Fill the buttered pan and bake for 45mins checking with a skewer. Let the cake cool for a moment.
For the topping, mix the icing sugar with 3-4 tablespoons of Whisky and some water until smooth and spread evenly on the cake. Simple but very tasty!