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Booze Cakes: Confections Spiked with Spirits, Wine, and Beer

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Mix, Bake, Buzz!

Booze Cakes features step-by-step recipes for spiking delicious confections with spirits, wine, and beer. These delightfully tipsy desserts are perfect for dinner parties, potlucks, and pitch-ins! You’ll find recipes for:

• Classic Booze Cakes: All the recipes your grandparents used to bake, including salty-sweet Honey Spice Beer Cake, bourbon-filled Lan
Paperback, 144 pages
Published July 1st 2010 by Quirk Books (first published May 19th 2010)
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CJ - So, you wanna play with magic?
I don't know how easy any of these are but I'm a fairly competent baker so I'm looking forward to the recipes in here - especially the rum and coke whoopie pies, pina colada cake, mint julep cupcakes and the punch drunk cake.

oh heck yeah.
Kelly O'Dowd

Every recipe in here is fabulous. All my baking friend must get this.
While this cookbook is graphically pleasing & full of delightful pictures & recipes, the actual recipes themselves leave a bit to be desired...

Some recipes seem to be missing a step, or the directions sentence is half-written. I found myself scratching my head more than once trying to figure out how to interpret the direction, or decide what way to combine things. It felt an awful lot like the stripped down recipes the bakers get on GREAT BRITISH BAKE-OFF where they are left to figure ou
A really great book shows us how everything is great and worth to die for
I'm one of those people that reads a good cookbook front to back when I get it, to familiarize myself with all the recipies. I liked this book a lot because it has a lot of interesting recipes with many variations of both general ingredients and alcohols. Looking forward to the tres leches cake and the rum cake, which I've always wanted to try making. The explanations are to the point and fairly simple and most recipes have a picture to go with them. (Kindle edition.) Very excited and pleased wi ...more
If the title of this book doesn't cause you to raise an eyebrow or laugh out loud, then this is not a cookbook for you. On the other hand if you are curious about what could possibly be inside, this is one of the funniest and most interesting cookbooks I have seen in a while. The receipes seem pretty easy and everything is made from scratch. Each one gives you some variations and other ideas. Also, the icons to tell you about each reciepe are adorable. I love to look at cookbooks and I have to s ...more
I like the concept but the execution is not so good. We tried the following recipes: English Trifle - the Buttermilk Brandy Shortcakes were a disappointment, Pink Champagne Cake - 50% of tasters liked it, Strawberry Daiquiri Shortcakes - Strawberry Mascarpone Fluff was delicious, the Strawberry Shortcakes however lacked taste & were soggy, probably due to the inclusion of fresh strawberries in the shortcake batter. We noticed that each dessert tasted much better if eaten the day after it was ...more
Maria Jaqua
I made the Mexican Chocolate Cake with the Tequila Caramel Sauce, and it was really good. Most of the alcohol isn't in the cake itself, but in the sauce, which is smart because the alcohol would be cooked out of the cake and it wouldn't be alcoholic if you ate it. I want to try to make the Pink Champagne cake sometime.
May 05, 2012 Jessica rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Alcoholics
Lots of great recipes and information regarding boozy confections. I plan on making:

*Green Tea and Banana Cake with Sake Syrup
*Bottoms Up Pineapple Tequila Cake
*Pumpkin Pomegranate Layer Cake
*Jagermeister and Honey Bundt Cake
*Champagne Layer Cake
I have yet to make anything from this, but it was so fun to read that I have decided I must own it. I plan on making the Mudslide Cake for my mother's birthday in November (plain, booze-free cupcakes will be provided for her multitudes of grandchildren!).
Mandy  Hornsby
Posted my experience with the "Pink Champaign Cake" recipe at...

I have really enjoyed this cookbook. It is a combination of traditional and nontraditional cakes with spirits.
Interesting ideas. I have many family and friends that enjoy booze, and this is a great way to sneak in my love for baking at any gatherings. I really liked the way the cakes were rated as far as how much booze remains in desserts after cooking.
I can't wait to make some of these cakes. Most of them sounded and looked so good!

Update: I made the Peachy Keen Fuzzy Navel Cupcakes. Boy were they addicting! The sauce is really what pulled the cupcake together. So good!
Yum. My sweet, wonderful boyfriend presented me with the Mudslide Cake on my birthday -- delicious chocolate, homemade caramel, whipped cream and Bailey's. Looking forward to baking and boozing all the way through this one...
This is a fabulous cookbook! I copies several creations that I would love to try! There are also recipes for things like a "Death by Chocolate" cocktail, spiked whipped cream, flavored vodka, flavored sugar and much much more!
Becky Koski
Delicious, full of SO many good ideas, even charts that tell you how much booze is left in after baking and a booze-meter smiley face system to tell you how alcoholic each cake is. What's NOT to love?
Really good sounding recipes in here- might change the review once I make one or two, but for now, I'm excited to try them out. Rosemary limoncello- how fancy does that sound?
Made the pina colada cake last night... so good! Love all the modifications for each recipe providing tons of options. There is something for everyone in here.
Karen Tompert
Made a couple of things from this for our bus trip to New Jersey and they seemed to go over well. Lots of great sounding treats in here.
Fun cookbook but portions were inaccurate.
Cake and booze. What more can I say?
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