Emerald Isle Cake
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
This cake is ok, not great. It looked beautiful, cut nicely, just too bland for me.
I made this exactly as the recipe is written. I used milk for the glaze but not the food coloring. This is a delicious little cake. It is easy to make too. And it did taste even better the next day.
I didn't use the glaze, but used a few tablespoons of leftover vanilla frosting warmed and drizzled over the cake. Also, I added 1/2 tsp. each cinnamon and nutmeg, and 1/4 tsp. ground cloves to the dry ingredients. My family loved the cake and we ate it while it was still slightly warm. I agree that it tastes even better the next day, especially with the added spices. Next time I'm going to reduce the butter by 2 Tbsp. and substitute applesauce. This is a tasty and inexpensive cake that tops off a weekday dinner beautifully!
I don't add food coloring to the glaze and use milk instead of the whiskey. My husband doesn't like nuts in or on anything, so I omit them and the cake is still one of our favorites. I also use the cake to make pineapple upside down cake and strawberry shortbread. Unlike lighter textured cakes, it is substantial enough to stand up to the toppings and (we think) tastes even better the next day!