Irish Chocolate Whiskey Cake

An incredible combination of flavors results in a cake that everyone will request once they’ve tasted it. Don’t spill the secret of how quick and easy it is to make!
Course Dessert


  • 3/4 cup Olive Gourmet Mild or Medium Intensity Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Olive Gourmet Espresso Aged Dark Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 1/4 cup brewed strong coffee
  • ½ cup whiskey
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips


  • Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Butter a 10-inch springform pan. Dust with 2 tablespoons cocoa powder.
  • In a medium saucepan over low heat, mix together oil, coffee, whiskey, and remaining cocoa powder, whisking occasionally, until smooth. Whisk in sugars until dissolved. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, pepper and cloves.
  • In another bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla and vinegar.Slowly whisk egg mixture into chocolate mixture. Add dry ingredients and whisk to combine. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Transfer to oven and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center emerges clean, 55 to 65 minutes.
  • Let cool on a wire rack, then remove sides of pan.
  • Dust with powdered sugar before serving, if you like.
  • Category: Dessert


*Blood Orange Olive Oil or Butter Infused Olive Oil are great substitutions for the pure extra virgin olive oil.
Keyword Espresso, EVOO, Sweet Things