10 of Our Best Boozy Baked Goods

10 of Our Best Boozy Baked Goods

Sheela Prakash
Apr 25, 2017
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Making a baked good with booze is a good move. When baked, most of the alcohol actually cooks out but the flavor remains, which can make for a treat that's a whole lot more interesting. A splash of alcohol can also make for a more moist and tender finished product, which is always a win.

Whether it's a dash of whiskey or a glug of beer, here are 10 fun recipes that take your cakes, pies, and bread puddings out for happy hour.

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1. Monkey Bread with Bourbon Crème Anglaise

What puts this extra-decadent treat over the top isn't the cinnamon caramel sauce that's drenched over it, but the creamy, bourbon-spiked custard sauce it's served with.

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2. Olive Oil and Whiskey Carrot Cake

It's hard to improve on classic carrot cake, yet this fun twist manages to do so. Adding both olive oil and a splash of whiskey to the batter makes for a cake that's ridiculously moist and tastes just a touch more sophisticated.

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3. How To Make Classic Pecan Pie

Why save pecan pie for Thanksgiving? All that gooey richness is too good to be enjoyed just once a year — especially when it's boosted with a little bourbon.

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4. Spiced Bundt Cake with Whiskey-Coffee Glaze

This fragrant cake, spiced with cinnamon, clove, and allspice and dotted with dried cranberries, is a wonderful mid-afternoon treat — both the coffee and the whiskey in the glaze are sure to perk you up.

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5. Sweet Potato Bread Pudding with Pecan Streusel & Whiskey Sauce

The mashed sweet potatoes for this bread pudding can be cooked and prepared up to two days in advance, which makes this dessert easy to assemble and bake the day of.

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6. Cheddar & Chive Guinness Bread

This beer bread is chewy and has a slightly bitter flavor from the beer. It never gets too overwhelming because it's offset by salty cheese and chives. Serve it alongside soup, stews, or simply on its own with plenty of butter.

7. How to Make Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pouring Guinness into the batter of this chocolate cake gives it a gentle, surprising note of caramel flavor while also making it exceptionally moist and tender.

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8. Derby Pie Bars

This sweet bar, inspired by the pie traditionally made for the Kentucky Derby, is lined with a shortbread crust and filled with a mix of walnuts, chocolate chips, and, of course, bourbon.

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9. Individual Blackberry Bourbon Slumps

Bourbon not only adds a punch of flavor to this homey fruit dessert, but it also prevents it from being too sweet and actually deepens the flavor of the blackberries.

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10. Chocolate Whiskey Pots de Crème

This individual dessert is best suited for a dinner party with serious chocolate-lovers at your table. It's intensely chocolatey and is sure to impress at the end of the meal. The addition of whiskey adds a layer of smoky intrigue.

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