Servings: 10 to 12
This recipe reimagines the classic whiskey-spiked Irish coffee as a decadent mocha layer cake filled with coffee-whiskey whipped cream and topped with white and dark chocolate shavings.
Make Ahead Tips
The baked cake layers can be wrapped in plastic and kept at room temperature for 1 day.
The assembled cake will hold for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
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I made this as a test run for a dinner party that I need to take dessert to in a week. Reviews indicated that probably was not a good idea. But I was so impressed with the look of it and the reviews that I thought I'd bake it for a small group for a St. Patrick's Day dinner and see what happens. Well, they were right. It is very unwieldy. It is just too big and slippery. I stabilized it with several skewers, but when I got down to the last third, each layer just decided to go in different directions. No one wants huge pieces of cake anymore and it was so difficult to cut small. But even more importantly, although it is a good tasting chocolate cake, I have several much better tasting chocolate cakes in my repertoire. I love to bake and had fun doing it, and it was impressive looking, but I won't be repeating this one.
Stunning and delicious. I made it twice and the second time used gourmet chocolate for the curls - much better.
One of the easiest and most delicious cakes ever. I made my husband go out and purchase Irish Whiskey; I made this for my own 70th birthday.
The best chocolate cake recipe!
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