Chocolate and Whiskey Loaf

Yep, you read that right! Two decadent ingredients, in one glorious cake!

I have been meaning to bake this for a while, but finally got a chance to do so for a friend’s birthday picnic. What better way to celebrate than with a dark, boozy, delicious cake? And friends and family of course 🙂

I used Teeling , but you can use any whiskey or scotch you have around. A slightly sweeter one makes the cake better, in my opinion. I’m not a fan of sweet whiskey, so made use of it in a cake. Win Win!

The whiskey is cooked down a little with the butter and cocoa powder, to help it get assimilated in the batter. I also add some chocolate chips to amp up the chocolatey-ness. Because, why not? The flour also has a hint of clove to make it even more intense.

The cake is moist, but intense and absolutely yum!

Hope you try it soon!

Chocolate and Whiskey Loaf

  • Servings: 10-12 large slices
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 1 cup (120g) all purpose flour (maida)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp clove powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 100g butter
  • 1/3 cup whiskey
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup (40g) cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp coffee powder
  • 1/2 cup (60g) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Grease and line a 9 inch loaf tin. Pre-heat the oven to 175C
  2. In a saucepan, mix the hot water, cocoa powder, whiskey, sugars, coffee powder and butter. On a medium flame, let the butter melt
  3. Take the pan off the heat and let the mixture cool to room temperature
  4. In a small bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking soda, clove powder
  5. Transfer the mix to a large bowl and add the eggs one by one, whisking well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla
  6. Fold in the flour mix to the wet batter and combine gently
  7. Fold in the chocolate chips
  8. Transfer to the lined pan and bake at 175C for 45-50 mins till a tester comes out clean
  9. Let it cool and then slice. You can also add a chocolate ganache on top if you want to amp it up further

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