Irish Chocolate Whiskey Cake

Incredible combination of flavors result in a cake that everyone will request once they’ve tasted it. Don’t let in on the secret of how quick and easy it is to make!

Cooking Time: 55-65 min    Servings: 8-10


  • 3/4 cup The Olive Scene Mild Flavor or Medium Flavor Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1/4 cup The Olive Scene Espresso Balsamic Vinegar

  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa

  • 1 1/4 cup brewed strong coffee

  • ½ cup whiskey

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup light brown sugar

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees.

  2. Butter a 10-inch springform pan. Dust with 2 tablespoons cocoa powder.

  3. In a medium saucepan over low heat, mix together oil, coffee, whiskey, and remaining cocoa powder, whisking occasionally, until smooth. Whisk in sugars until dissolved. Remove from heat and cool completely.

  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, pepper and cloves.

  5. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla and vinegar.

  6. Slowly whisk egg mixture into chocolate mixture. Add dry ingredients and whisk to combine. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  7. Transfer to oven and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center emerges clean, 55 to 65 minutes.

  8. Let cool on a wire rack, then remove sides of pan.

  9. Dust with powdered sugar before serving, if you like.

    * Our Blood Orange Olive Oil or Butter - All Natural Infused Olive Oil are great substitutions for the pure extra virgin olive oil.