Chocolate Pistachio Semifreddo Recipe

Best ever boozy cakes and bakes

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Add a splash of booze to your bakes to create a grown-up afternoon tea or showstopping dessert for the festive season – try Aperol, mojito or gin and tonic cake, or even espresso martini tiramisu

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Looking for the perfect gin and tonic cake? Want to turn your rum into a mojito cake? Try one of our boozy cakes for the ultimate indulgent dessert. Our ideas add a splash of fun to afternoon tea and give a grown up alcoholic twist to a birthday cake. 

If you want to jazz up your Christmas baking recipes this year, try one of our recipes, including plenty of ideas using Baileys.

If you get stuck with your boozy cakes at any time, read our handy guide with all our best ever tips and techniques to getting the perfect bake every time

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Ingredients

  • We use Baileys, Aperol, gin and more for our boozy bakes

Sherry trifle cheesecake

Impress guests during the festive season with this nostalgic pud with a modern twist.

Berry Cheesecake Trifle Recipe with Sherry


Gin and tonic traybake squares

Treat your guests to these mini boozy squares at your next drinks party – sweet canapés make a thoughtful extra touch.

Gin and Tonic Traybake Squares Recipe


Orange and Aperol drizzle cake

Your favourite cocktail as a loaf cake – perfect for a grown-up afternoon tea over the festive season.

Orange Drizzle Cake Recipe with Aperol


Gin and tonic cake

Love gin? Baking with alcohol is great fun, so add gin to your next bake. This lemon, gin and tonic cake combines two of our favourite things, plus 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


Irish coffee cake recipe

How do you improve on a classic coffee cake? Get inspired by the Irish, with a splash of whiskey and Guinness, and top with pillowy coffee-flavoured cream for an decadent addition to a Christmas spread. We've got plenty more coffee recipes here.

Irish Coffee Cake Recipe


Mojito cake recipe

Looking for a boozy cake to entertain guests? Check out our easy recipe soaked in a mojito-infused sugar syrup and covered with lime buttercream. This mojito cake recipe will be the ideal cake for a special celebration.

Mojito Cake Recipe


Whisky caramel and banana self-saucing pudding

Add a splash of booze to this dessert for extra indulgence! Ready in under an hour, this comforting pud magically creates its own sauce and is best served warm with a dollop of ice cream. More self-saucing recipes here.

Caramel Self-Saucing Pudding Recipe with Bananas and Whisky


Pandoro semifreddo

Our easy yet standout semifreddo recipe with chocolate and amaretto encased in an Italian pandoro bread and topped with crunchy pistachios is the perfect dessert centre piece at a festive feast.

Chocolate Pistachio Semifreddo Recipe


Mulled wine winter puddings

Looking for individual desserts that are easy to make? Check out our mini winter puddings with mulled wine for an easy individual Christmas dessert recipe.

Easy Warm Winter Puddings with Mulled Wine


Baileys Christmas yule log

Need a show-stopping dessert to impress guests over the Christmas period? Check out our indulgent festive yule log with a boozy Baileys cream and crunchy hazelnut brittle.

Festive Yule Log Recipe


Caramel and rum cake with ginger

Whip up this festive inspired bake in no time! Transform a simple ginger loaf into this boozy cake in just 25 minutes by soaking in rum and caramel then layering with boozy caramel cream. Check out more of our ginger recipes here.

Rum and Ginger Cake Recipe with Salted Caramel


Rum-soaked fruit and almond cake

Want an easy fruit cake with no fuss? Impress your guests this Christmas and jazz up your cake with rum and a simple almond buttercream. Make it now or save the recipe to whip-up a quick Christmas cake.

Christmas Cake Recipe with Almond Buttercream


Espresso martini tiramisu

Need a showstopping dessert to impress guests over the festive season? Make our creamy tiramisu with espresso, kahlúa and vodka. This boozy dessert is easy to make and will be a real hit with friends and family.

Espresso Martini Tiramisu Recipe


Apple tarte tatin with rum

Warm up over the winter season by adding a bit of booze to your tarte tatin using russet apples, flaky puff pastry and dark rum. This impressive pudding may take a bit of time to make but it's well worth the wait.

Apple Tarte Tatin Recipe with Rum


Chocolate amaretto cake

Looking to take your chocolate cake up a notch? Topped with velvety amaretto cream, this cake is pure indulgence and a great treat to serve friends for an afternoon pick-me-up over Christmas.

Chocolate Amaretto Almond Cake Recipe


Sloe gin sponge cake

Check out our seriously boozy sloe gin layer cake with plums and almonds. This cake is easy to make and sure to impress your friends over the festive period.

Looking at buying sloe gin this Christmas? Check out our taste test and find the winner here...

Plum Cake with Sloe Gin Recipe


Rum and raisin cake

Looking for boozy bakes to impress your guests this Christmas? Check out our easy rum and raisin bundt cake, with a real crowd-pleasing flavour combination. Try this cake warm and dolloped with sweetened whipped cream, a great alternative to a classic Christmas cake recipe.

Rum and Raisin Cake Bundt Recipe


Chocolate stout cake

This show-off chocolate Christmas cake idea with stout makes an indulgent alcoholic dessert to serve guests over the festive period. 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

Looking for an easy edible gift to take to your Christmas party? Check out these indulgent chocolate tiffins with our favourite coffee liquor 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


Whisky apple pie

Check out Edd Kimber's indulgent apple pie recipe with caramel – a great twist on the classic, perfect for a wintery Christmas pud. Whisky is added to the thick and crunchy pastry, and caramel added to the apple filling for a more decadent and grown up taste.

Click the link and find out how to make Edd Kimber's flaky pie dough...

Whisky and Rye Salted Caramel Apple Pie Recipe


Tiramisu cake recipe with chocolate

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. This impressive adult cake recipe will be a hit with your friends and family at your next gathering.

Tiramisu Cake Recipe with Chocolate


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, a quick yet impressive festive dessert idea.

Boozy Tiramisu Ice Cream Bombe Recipe


Piña colada pie

Like a happy mash-up of a key lime pie and a piña colada, this coconut key lime pie is easy to make but looks really impressive on the table, a great alternative for a Christmas dessert.

Coconut and Lime Pie Recipe


Baileys white chocolate roulade

Treat your loved ones to a luxurious dessert this Christmas. This easy chocolate roulade recipe requires very little effort, so prepare it next time you host a dinner party.

White Chocolate Recipe Roulade with Baileys

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