I have a friend who wants me to make the crown royal cake I have in my photos, and with the party being only adults they want me to make the frosting with crown royal mixed in. I have never added liquor to my frosting before and not sure how to do this. I was also looking for a chocolate coca cola cake recipie and the one I found on here didn't have good feedback. I usually use box cake, but would be willing to do one from scratch if I had to.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
I have used both choco and vanilla cake mixes and used cola as the liquid (instead of water).
You could do the same w/your icing - you can't add all that much as it will thin it too much.
The taste is not all the strong but it's there To help give it more 'kick', brush the liquor on the warm cake (like one would simple syrup) also.
The book Sky High has a good chocolate coca cola cake.
I've made Italian Meringue Buttercream with liquor. About a quarter cup at the end. Not sure what icing you are planning on making.
I have made rum and vodka frostings just by subbing the liquid called for in my BC with rum or vodka. I think one of the recipes I have called for 4 Tbsp of water, so I just added 4 Tbsp of Rum. It was strong, but not overpowering. It was an American Buttercream (powdered sugar).
I have a coca cola recipe that is very good. I'm not sure how it will turn out for a layered or carved cake. It's meant to be a gooey type of mud cake. (I've only made it in a 9x13 pan). I uploaded the recipe to the recipe section. Here's the link:
Today I made a champagne buttercream and I didn't want to use the entire 1/4 cup of champagne the recipe called for so what I did was cook the champagne down over medium heat until it reduced down to 2 tablespoons.
Whenever you want to add flavor without all of the liquid, just reduce whatever it is whether it's the cola or champagne etc.
The end result is an intense flavor without all of the liquid that could throw off your recipe.
thank-you for all of the responses, looks like I will be experimenting this weekend. Heres hoping
Bourbon, and only the good stuff, is excellent in desserts, baked and straight. No need to reduce because it packs a ton of flavor in each teaspoon. Open the bottle and immediately smell it. That is the taste that will be in the frosting. Just add a little at a time to taste. I have found that European buttercream can handle 1 tbsp per stick of butter. But you won't need that much.
I have a Coca Cola cake that is excellent. It is lighter in chocolate flavor than a regular chocolate cake. I use the Coca Cola frosting with it, but it would be easy to add the Crown Royal.