Liquor Cake Substitute

Baking By Gmomof2 Updated 5 May 2015 , 11:40pm by SquirrellyCakes

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Gmomof2 Posted 5 May 2015 , 3:23am
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Can I substitute alcohol for the water called for in the cake mix receipe?


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SquirrellyCakes Posted 5 May 2015 , 11:40pm
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Well, for some of it. I wouldn't replace all of the water with liquor though. What are you trying to make?  Baking will burn off a certain amount of the alcohol.  Often you are better off infusing the cake with a glaze containing the liquor as you will get more taste and more effect from the alcohol.  For example, here is the old Bacardi Rum cake Recipe


1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

1 box of yellow cake mix (18 1/2 ounces approximately)

1, 4 serving size box of vanilla instant pudding

4 large eggs

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup canola or vegetable or olive oil

1/2 cup rum

1/2 cup raisins or dried currants

Pre-heat oven to 325.  Grease and flour either a 10 inch tube pan or a 12 cup bundt pan. Sprinkle nuts on bottom of pan.  Put cake mix and pudding mix in bowl and stir together.  Make a well in the centre and add other ingredients.  Beat on high for 2 minutes.  Pour over nuts in prepared cake pan.  Bake 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in cake comes out wit a moist crumb but not wet batter.  Cool in pan 20 minutes before inverting to serving plate.


1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup water

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup rum

Melt butter.  Add sugar, water and rum and bring to a boil.  Poke holes in cake using a toothpick and brush on glaze.  Repeat until glaze is used up.

Perhaps this recipe will give you a starting point.

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