Whiskey in a Jar Chocolate Cake

This is an ooey gooey flourless chocolate cake made with Jack Daniel’s Whiskey in a jar. I also spiked the buttercream with a little whiskey. It’s an indulgence to say the least.

This recipe was created for Babble.com.


Whiskey in a Jar Chocolate Cake


For the cake
1 stick butter
8 oz chocolate pieces (chopped fine) or small chips, semi-sweet
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup Tennessee whiskey, I used Jack Daniels
nonstick spray

4 oz shortening
4 oz softened butter
1 lb powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk or whiskey


1. In a double boiler, or in the microwave, melt butter and chocolate together. Stir well. Let cool.

2. Add butter and chocolate to a large mixing bowl with sugars. Mix until well combined. Add whiskey and mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. Mix well. Add salt, baking soda and baking powder. Mix very well. .

3. Pour into 4 pint jars that have been sprayed well with non-stick spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 – 40 minutes, or until cakes pass the toothpick test. (And they have risen and fell)

For frosting:

1. Cream softened butter and shortening in stand mixer with wire attachment.

2. Add sugar. Mix on low until combined. Turn mixer to high. Add a little of the milk or whiskey at a time, until icing is light and fluffy.

3. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Makes 4 large servings

Note: All the whiskey does NOT cook out of the cake, so it is NOT kiddie-friendly.

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17 Responses to “Whiskey in a Jar Chocolate Cake”

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    Courtney Barnett — April 19, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

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    Alyson — April 19, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

    Those look totally delicious! Those would be great desserts for guests up for a cottage weekend!

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    Adrienne @ Midwestern Belle — November 19, 2011 @ 9:35 pm

    I just found this picture on Pinterest and had to see the original post!! LOVE IT!

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    Beth — June 1, 2013 @ 10:07 pm

    I’m thinking about doing cakes & pies in jars for my wedding instead of a traditional cake — could you freeze these ahead of time? Maybe without the frosting on it? If not, how long do you think they’d stay fresh?

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