Irish Whiskey Cake
Happy Healthy Holidays!
This scrumptious cake is chock-full of raisins, lemon peel and spices. The light brown sugar and whiskey give this cake a mild butterscotch type of flavor.
2 cups golden raisins
3 tablespoons grated lemon zest
1/4 cup Irish whiskey
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
3 egg yolks
3 egg whites
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups sifted confectioners sugar
1 lemon, juiced
Place the raisins, lemon rind, and whiskey in a small bowl and let them soak overnight. Line bottom of an eight-inch square cake pan with parchment paper that is buttered and dusted with flour. Preheat the oven to 350-degrees. Sift the flour, salt, cloves and baking powder into a bowl and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks and beat well. Quickly beat in the flour mixture. Stir in the soaked raisins.
In a separate clean bowl, whip the egg whites until stiff and fold them into the mixture. Pour this into your prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool the cake thoroughly on a wire rack.
To make the glaze: Mix the lemon juice with the sifted powdered sugar and just enough whiskey and warm water so that you can drizzle icing over the cake.
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1 slice Calories: 563; Protein: 6g; Total Fat: 18g; Sodium: 362mg; Cholesterol: 112mg; Carbohydrates: 97g; Fiber: 3g
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