17 Best Alcohol Cake Recipes for Baking with Alcohol

Best ever boozy cakes and bakes

Our boozy bakes combine a splash of booze with classic baking recipes to create grown up cakes and bakes including gin and tonic cake and mojito cake

Got some alcohol to use up in a cake? Try one of our boozy bakes for the ultimate indulgent dessert. We have everything from rum cake to impressive mojito cake and even gin and tonic cake. Why not impress your friends and family this weekend and make one of these show-stopping easy baking recipes…


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Rum and raisin cake

Want to make a rum cake? Rum and raisin is a real crowd-pleasing flavour combo. Try this rum and raisin bundt cake warm, for pudding, dolloped with sweetened whipped cream.

Rum and Raisin Cake Bundt Recipe

Baileys pavlova recipe

Leftover Baileys? Check out this show-stopping Baileys pavlova recipe. You can make the pavlova base the day before, then fill just before serving, a perfect alternative to your Christmas pudding. Store in a large airtight box or wrap the pav, on its tray, in clingfilm or foil to keep the air out.

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Baileys Pavlova Recipe

Double lemon, gin and tonic cake

Baking with alcohol is great fun, especially when gin is involved. This double lemon, gin & tonic cake combines two of our favourite things. It’s easy to make and sure to please a crowd.

Do you love G&Ts? Read our taste test and find out the best gin and tonic in a can…

Gin and Tonic Cake Recipe With Lemon

Sloe gin layer cake

We have created this great alcohol cake using sloe gin. Team with plums and make a layer cake with wow factor. It’s sure to impress your friends, and best of all it’s an easy recipe too.

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Plum Cake with Sloe Gin Recipe

Mojito cake

Our reader Joanne Middleton’s mojito cake was inspired by the classic cocktail, so it’s perfect for entertaining. Soaked in a mojito-infused sugar syrup and covered with lime buttercream.

Mojito Cake Recipe

Prune and Armagnac soufflé

Making your own soufflés from scratch might seem a bit daunting but if you follow this detailed recipe carefully, yours will be perfect. The rich prune and Armagnac soufflé is served with a boozy Armagnac custard.

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Prune and Armagnac Soufflé Recipe

Stout and chocolate marble cake

This show-off chocolate stout and marble cake makes a mean alcoholic dessert. Indulgent, easy to make, and good for entertaining, this cake will become a favourite crowd pleaser in no time.

Marble Cake Recipe with Stout and Chocolate

Baileys chocolate tiffin

Check out these indulgent chocolate tiffins with our favourite Christmas drink in solid chocolate form. You don’t have to include the edible glitter but it does give added bling.

Baileys Chocolate Tiffin Recipe for Christmas

Piña colada tarts

Add a Caribbean twist to your baking with pineapple, coconut and rum flavours of piña colada. Use ready-baked tarts if you want to make this dessert even easier.

Pina Colada Dessert Recipe

Whisky and rye salted caramel apple pie

Try Edd Kimber’s indulgent whisky and rye salted caramel apple pie. This apple pie recipe is a great twist on the classic. Whisky is added to the thick and crunchy pastry, and caramel added to the apple filling for a more decadent and grown up taste. Plus Edd’s step-by-step guide to the perfect lattice crust.

Click the link and find out how to make Edd Kimber’s flaky pie dough…

Whisky and Rye Salted Caramel Apple Pie Recipe

Prune and armagnac tart

This delicious prune and armagnac tart was dreamed up in Skye Gyngell’s Spring restaurant at Somerset House. It is served with an orange caramel sauce on the side.

Prune Recipe with Armagnac Tart by Skye Gyngell's

Chocolate tiramisu cake

This devilish combination of amaretto, Tia Maria, mascarpone, amaretto and dark chocolate comes together to make our best ever tiramisu torte that’s well worth the effort.

Tiramisu Cake Recipe with Chocolate

Caramelised apple cake with Cointreau custard

This caramelised upside-down cake makes a sophisticated and indulgent dessert that is best served warm with the Cointreau custard.

Apple Cake Recipe with Custard

Louisiana bourbon bread pudding

Bread pudding is a New Orleans staple with most restaurants serving a version of it. It’s like our bread and butter pudding, and it’s usually served with a ‘hard’ boozy sauce.

Bread Pudding Recipe with Bourbon

Boozy tiramisu bombe

Everyone loves a boozy, coffee-flavoured Italian tiramisu and this is a great easy version, made with shop-bought sponge cake and without raw eggs and shaped like an ice cream bombe.

Boozy Tiramisu Ice Cream Bombe Recipe

Boozy coco-lime pie

Like a happy mash-up of a key lime pie and a piña colada, this is a Saturday night kind of pudding. It’s easy to make but looks really impressive on the table.


White chocolate roulade with Baileys

Treat your loved ones to a great dessert with this luxurious festive bake made with white chocolate and Baileys. It’s easy to make and requires very little effort, prepare it next time you host a dinner party.

White Chocolate Recipe Roulade with Baileys