20 May 2023

Whisky-laced dessert recipes you need to try

One bite from these desserts and you’ll be desperate for more, from boozy chocolate brownies to a delicious spiced whisky cake. 

Filled with sweet, golden flavours of nutty caramels and toasted apples, whisky makes the perfect addition to many classic dessert recipes from boozy chocolate brownies to a delicious spiced whisky cake. Best of all, you only need a splash, so there will still be plenty left in the bottle to enjoy afterwards!

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Orange, chocolate and whisky mousse

Mary Berry’s recipe for rich chocolate mousse is the perfect dessert for a last minute dinner party – it’s super-easy to make and sure to impress your guests.

Makes: 6-8 servings

Top tip

Be careful not to over-mix the mousse on step five as you risk knocking all the air out of it.

Hot toddy spice cake

Made for winter days, this whisky cake from Taste is full of warming spices and a generous slug of the good stuff. 

Makes: 20 servings

Top tip

To make sure the cake is cooked, insert a skewer into the centre. If it comes out clean, then the cake is cooked through. 

Bread pudding with bourbon sauce

A twist on the classic bread and butter pudding recipe, this delicious dessert by Simply Recipes may just be the ultimate winter comfort food.

Makes: 8-10 servings

Top tip

If there’s any leftover whisky after soaking the raisins, you can add this into the bowl too for an extra boozy kick. And, if you’re bourbon sauce begins to curdle, simply pop the mixture in a blender to create that smooth finish. 

Cranachan

Sweet berries, rich cream, and golden oats combine in the king of Scottish desserts. You don’t have to wait until Burns night to try this recipe from Scottish Scran.

Makes: 4 servings

Top tip

In step three, start with small amounts of whisky and taste the cream mixture as you go along – you can always add more whisky if you want to.

Bourbon brownies

These boozy homemade brownies by Saporito Kitchen are here to cure your chocolate and whisky cravings all at once. Best of all, you can whip up a batch in just 30 minutes.

Makes: 9 servings

Top tip

For a truly indulgent dessert, warm the brownies before serving with extra-thick double cream.