It's a common belief that alcohol bakes out of boozy cake recipes, leaving only the flavor behind. However, alcohol does not completely evaporate when cakes or other dishes are baked.
Cooking and baking will remove some of the alcohol, but not all. In addition, most of our cakes fillings, frostings, and simple syrups that contain alcohol are not cooked.
A study by the USDA several years ago showed that 5 to 85 percent of alcohol will remain in a recipe depending on the baking time. It's best to assume that there is alcohol remaining in the finished cake.
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Boozy Cake Recipes
This collection of favorite boozy cakes consists of go-to recipes for celebrations of all kinds! Whether you're searching for elegant champagne-infused cakes or fun and festive cocktail-inspired desserts, you are sure to find the perfect recipe for your special occasion in this roundup!
This decadent banana rum cake is heavenly! It is ultra moist and has the perfect balance of rum and banana flavor. Keep this recipe in mind for your adult birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions! Nobody would ever guess that it starts with a box of cake mix.
This sophisticated Champagne and Strawberries Cake is amazingly moist and flavorful! Champagne and strawberries are a popular flavor combination for good reason, and this moist, elegant layer cake is sure to please!
This Strawberry Champagne Cake is so easy and delicious- and it all starts with a simple cake mix! In this recipe, strawberry champagne cake layers are filled with strawberries and whipped cream, and frosted with champagne buttercream! This is a wonderful dessert for all sorts of special occasions, from anniversaries to New Year's Eve, Valentines Day, bridal showers, and more!
This flavorful Pink Champagne Cake will make any occasion feel more special! Pink champagne cake layers are frosted with a delicious pink champagne frosting- the result is a moist and flavorful cake that has wonderful pink champagne flavor without being overpowering. The perfect elegant dessert. (We have a cake mix version of this recipe as well!)
Nobody would guess that this moist, flavorful Pink Champagne Cake starts with a simple cake mix! Let them think that you spent all day in the kitchen- it will be our secret. Easy, impressive, and SO delicious!
This Black Forest Cake From Scratch is the Best! This recipe consists of chocolate cake infused with Cherry Liqueur and filled with whipped cream and cherry filling! We have received rave reviews for this Black Forest Cake recipe over the years- enjoy!
This scratch Baileys Irish Cream Chocolate Cake is fantastically moist, decadent, and looks amazing too! Chocolate Baileys Irish Cream Cake layers are filled with Baileys Mousse and frosted in Baileys Irish Cream Frosting with a decadent ganache drip. If you love chocolate, and you love Baileys Irish Cream, this is going to be a new favorite for you!
This festive and fun Margarita Cake starts with a simple cake mix! Hooray for easy recipes that taste fantastic! You will love the lemon lime flavor of the cake layers with a hint of tequila. The cake is frosted in Tequila Lime buttercream- if you're looking for a fun and "grown up" party cake, this is a great one!
Inspired by the popular Italian dessert, this Tiramisu Layer Cake is a heavenly combination of espresso, mascarpone, a hint of Kahlua and a dusting of cocoa. This impressive dessert always receives rave reviews. So delicious!
Oh how we love this Piña Colada Cake recipe! Just as in the popular cocktail, the most prominent flavors in this recipe are coconut, pineapple, and a hint of rum! This flavorful recipe is sure to become an instant favorite for parties or just because!
This delicious Kahlua Espresso Buttercream tastes amazing with our Chocolate Kahlua Cake as well as any chocolate or coffee flavored cake! It is smooth, creamy, and pipes perfectly- keep it in mind for your chocolate or coffee-infused cakes and cupcakes!
Add a little champagne flavor to your cakes and cupcakes with this easy and delicious Champagne Buttercream Frosting! This flavorful buttercream recipe was the perfect addition to our Strawberry Champagne Cake (Doctored Mix) and pipes beautifully!
Easy, delicious Piña Colada Cream Cheese Frosting has a delicious flavor combination of cream cheese, coconut, and rum. Yum! We used this recipe with our scratch Piña Colada Cake and fell in love with it. So good!