Hopefully, no matter how busy you’ve been and how easy or difficult you’ve got it lately, you still get to celebrate those little (or, occasionally, big) things in life. I am not saying that you’ve got to be a whiskey lover to do so, but I do feel that from time to time every one of us needs to take it easy and relax. This keto-friendly whiskey cake can help you do just that and celebrate in the company of your friends. More than that, it lets you remain on the low-carb path at the same time. No need to gulp down gallons of booze. You can choose either to prepare this cake with just a fragrance of the Irish whiskey or soak the chocolate sponge cake with as much of the liquor (and/or coffee) as you wish to get some serious kick out of it.
Reasons to celebrate
Well, I’ve got at least three reasons to celebrate these days. I’ll let you borrow a couple of them: First, staying low-carb and staying away from junk and processed stuff for quite a while now. Second, St. Patrick’s is just around the corner! And I am not going to have any Guinness. Even if I wanted to “cheat”, the gluten in the beer is a big no-no for me. Irish whiskey hidden inside of a chocolatey cake comes as an awesome alternative!
The third reason is My Sweet Keto celebrating one year of existence! One year of creating recipes (some better than the others) and sharing them all (well, not the horrible ones) with you! I have made some pretty good stuff as well as many mistakes in the past year, but I’ve learned a lot and I continue learning. Speaking of learning, my fourth, and most important reason to celebrate is that I have recently successfully gained an MSc degree in Psychology! Now, psychology and cognitive neuroscience research have become the second (but the number one) career in my life, so one more reason to be happy … and feast. 😉
Not a whiskey lover?
Well, do not turn away just yet. If you prefer any other type of liquor, use it instead of the Irish whiskey. Rum should do fine, for example. Avoiding alcohol altogether, use just coffee (1/2 cup more than what the recipe calls for). Want to make the dessert kids-friendly? While I do think the cake kind of loses its point if you get rid of all the “essential” ingredients, I also believe it is possible to make it kid-friendly and keep it good. Instead of coffee, you could use some sort of cocoa drink. By the way, do not be too amazed by the spices: in the end, I always wish I added more of those because they can hardly be tasted at all.
St. Patrick’s Day