Indulge in your sweet and boozy cravings with these step-by-step recipes for spiking delicious confections with spirits, wine, and beer
Mix, bake, buzz! 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 Lane Cake frosted with decadent bourbon buttercream, and teeny-tiny yet potent Tropical Fruitcake Cupcakes.
Cocktail Cakes: These brand-new recipes are based on classic cocktails and mixed drinks: A tropical Piña Colada Cake, Mint Julep Cupcakes made with Kentucky bourbon, and creamy, chocolatey Rum-and-Coke Whoopie Pies.
Cake Shots: For the perfect party snack, try bite-sized Long Island Iced Tea Cakes, decadent little Wine-Tasting Cakes, and every imaginable flavor of Jelly Cake Shot.
Cakes with a Twist: These extraordinary cake recipes are made even better with alcohol. Enjoy a Jägermeister-powered Deutsch German Chocolate Cake, Shamelessly Rich Carrot Cake infused with 151-proof rum, and frosty, delicious Spiked Ice-Cream Cake.
Featured throughout are tips and tricks on baking with alcohol, serving suggestions for fun cocktail-cake parties, and yummy cocktail recipes to accompany your confections—plus a handy “Booze Meter” that tracks the total alcohol content in each of these decadent desserts. Indulge yourself!
About the Author
Krystina Castella enjoys creating books and products that inspire play. She lives and works near Los Angeles as a writer, industrial designer, and professor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. The author of the popular books Crazy About Cupcakes and Pops! Icy Treats for Everyone, Krystina has also designed dozens of unique products ranging from housewares and clothing to furniture and toys.
Terry Lee Stone is a graphic designer, educator, knitter, and design-trends writer who has authored several books on design; Booze Cakes is her first cookbook. Terry lives in the Studio City section of Los Angeles, in The Brady Bunch’s old neighborhood, with her husband and two pugs.
“Well-designed—and beautifully photographed—title that makes a perfect summer gift.”—Publishers Weekly
“Filled with intoxicating color photographs and an easy-to-read layout, Booze Cakes contains over 40 recipes with numerous variations for cakes of all kinds.”—Library Journal
“As Booze Cakes says, ‘The great thing about baking practice is that you get to eat your mistakes.’ So true. There were no leftovers.”—McClatchy News Service
“From Piña Colada Cake to Rum and Coke Whoopie Pies, there's a dessert in this book that will satisfy every lush's sweet tooth.”—Lemondrop.com
“Whether you buy Booze Cakes as a house-warming gift or for yourself, it's the ultimate dessert cookbook to have on hand for your next party.”—Examiner.com