IRISH ROSE WHISKEY CAKE by Lady Rose
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Makes a 7 inch cake
golden raisins ( i used the dark ones)
whole lemon (zest only at this point)
irish whiskey ( i used jameson)
light brown sugar,firmly packed
all purpose flour
eggs, separated room temperature
juice of 1 lemon (use the one you zested)
garnish crystallized lemon slices, or green sugar crystals or garnish of your choice
1PLEASE NOTE: I used all American measurements, & names instead of the metric or Imperial measures. This is my version of the original recipes with the changes I made.
2Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. This is the Rose petal cake pan that I used to bake the cake in. Spray inside of pan liberally with non stick cooking spray and set aside till needed.
3Add Raisins to a small bowl.
4Pour Irish Whiskey over raisins and stir.
5Grate the zest of one lemon over raisins. Cover and microwave 3 minutes.Stir and microwave an additional 2 minutes, set aside then allow to cool till needed.
6Separate 4 large eggs. Set aside till needed.
7Add flour, salt, baking powder, cloves to a separate bowl, then stir to blend and set aside till needed.
8Beat egg whites till stiff peaks form and set aside till needed. NOTE: IF IT IS A RAINY DAY WILL NOT GET REAL HIGH STIFF PEAKS.
9Add softened butter & brown sugar to a large bowl.
10Beat till blended. Then add one yolk, and beat again.
11Add about 1/3 of flour to batter & beat again.
12Repeat alternating with egg yolk and flour till all flour has been added.
13Add raisin mixture to batter and stir to blend. Fold in beaten egg whites, and fold into batter till blended fully.
14Pour cake batter into prepared pan.
15Smooth out top with spatula or back of spoon.
16Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until wooden toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean. Leave in pan 10 minutes then invert onto baking rack to cool completely. Then turn on to large platter.
17Prepare glaze by adding powdered sugar to a medium size bowl.
18Cut lemon in half then squeeze juice of both halves into powdered sugar. Stir together to mix till mixture is desired spreading consistency.
19Add more lemon juice if needed or do as I did, and add a tablespoon or 2 of orange juice till desired consistency is reached.
20Drizzle glaze over entire cake, and garnish as desired with sugar crystals or lemon slices.
Originally Posted: Wed, Mar 6, 2013