Spirits Cake

Today is black Wednesday. Isn’t this a really huge drinking day? Are you heading out for the bars tonight? I know that all the Chicago bars will be crazy. Unfortunately I’m going to miss out on all the bar fun this Black Wednesday. But I still wanted to celebrate the day before Thanksgiving with a very special cake…a cake soaked in liquor! While I enjoy a plain ‘ole cocktail as much as the next person (I’m partial to vodka), I also really love boozy cakes!

Our entire family instantly fell in love with this Spirits Cake. A close family friend, Mrs. Dawson, brought this cake to our recipe exchange party a couple of years ago. I remember her saying that it isn’t the prettiest cake, but it is delicious. I’m not even exaggerating when I say this is probably my all time favorite cake. It’s super moist because of all the Amaretto! You have to like Amaretto to like this cake, but who doesn’t love that sweet Italian Liquor? With that being said…make sure you use Disaronno, it’s the best!

Happy Black Wednesday! Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you all have a wonderful holiday enjoying life’s most important things: food and family! :)

Here’s what you’ll need

Mix all of the cake ingredients together in a large bowl

Pour batter into a greased and floured bundt pan

While the cake is cooking you can make the glaze. Heat all the glaze ingredients in a small saucepan

Bake until a toothpick comes out clean

Pour 2/3 of the glaze over the hot cake, let it sit for 25 minutes

Flip it over onto a cake stand and drizzle with the remaining glaze


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