Does anyone have a recipe for a Jack Daniels flavored chocolate cake? I am making a Jack Daniels bottle cake for the groom and they want it flavored with Jack Daniels. Also, does anyone have any tips to make the buttercream taste like Jack Daniels. Thanks
You can take any chocolate bourbon cake recipe and use Jack as the brand. Check the blogs, because those recipes are almost always tried and true.
For the frosting, I would suggest a chocolate ganache while replacing some of the cream with Jack.
If you want a light buttercream, add Jack instead of water.
Theresa's right, any chocolate cake recipe calling for bourbon will work.
To boost the flavor after baking, make a simple syrup from 2 cups sugar and 1 cup water, bring to a boil, let cool, add 1/4 cup Jack, and then brush the syrup over all the cut surfaces of the cake (from leveling etc) and the sides. Nobody is going to get enough booze to get a buzz from the syrup, but they will definitely taste the liquor in the cake.
If you use Jack in the cake, the flavor might bake out. Instead (or in addition to), I would brush Jack on the cake after it's baked.
thanks for all the helpful tips. does anyone have a suggested filling they would use for this cake? The cake is going to be a jack daniels bottle lying in the case, for 75 people, what size pans should I use. This is my first BIG cake and I want it to be perfect. Also, what would you charge for something like this? Thanks everyone.
I agree with JohnnyCakes. No need to bake the bourbon into the cake and no need for a simple syrup. Brush the Jack on each layer to taste. For the ganache, straight Jack into the chocolate/cream mixture. For the frosting, straight or reduce it to intensify the flavor.
In cakes and frostings with spirits vs. liqueurs, the alcohol taste is very pronounced for about the first twelve hours. After that, it starts to meld with the other flavors. Keep this in mind when deciding when to serve it based on the flavor you would like to achieve.
Thanks.... Ok....one more question, how much should I charge for this cake? It will be a carved jack daniels bottle sitting in a case for 75 people. This is my first carved cake and I want to make sure i quote her the right price. Thanks
You have to factor the cost of ingredients, electricity, etc (how much $$ you are spending to make the cake); how much you want to be paid for your time; going rate for cakes in your area. It's different for everyone.