Irish Whiskey Cake

Cooking Time: 50-60 min    Servings: 10-12

Ingredients:

  • ¾ c Olive Scene mild Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 6 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 c self-rising flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 jigger Irish whiskey (1.5 fluid ounce) 

Directions:

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a tube pan.
  3. Beat the oil and cream cheese with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the sugar until well blended.
  5. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color.
  6. Add the room-temperature eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the cream cheese mixture before adding the next.
  7. Beat in the 2 tablespoons flour with the last egg.
  8. Stir in the remaining 2 cups flour until just combined; stir in the mace, vanilla, and whiskey.
  9. Pour into the prepared tube pan.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour.
  11. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.