Chocolate Whiskey Cake
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serving size : 16 preparation time :0:00 
categories : cakes desserts 
amount measure ingredient -- preparation method 
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1/2 cup  raisins
1/2 cup  walnuts -- chopped
1/2 cup  irish whiskey
1 package  semisweet chocolate chips -- (12 oz)
1 cup  butter or margarine -- at
  room temperature
1-1/2 cup  granulated sugar -- divided
8   eggs -- separated
1 Tbsp  vanilla extract
1-1/2 cup  all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp  salt
3 cup  heavy cream
1/2 cup  confectioners' sugar
4   squares semi-sweet chocolate -- optional (1 oz ea)
preheat oven to 350~f. butter two 9-inch round cake pans. line bottoms 
with wax paper; butter and flour paper. combine raisins, walnut and 
whiskey; let stand 30 minutes. in double boiler over hot, not simmering 
water, melt chocolate. in bowl with mixer at high speed beat butter and 1 
cup granulated until light and fluffy. beat in egg yolks and vanilla until 
light and lemon-colored, about 5 minutes. reduce speed to medium; beat in 
chocolate. reduce speed to medium; beat in chocolate. reduce speed to low; 
gradually beat in flour and salt. stir in raisins and walnuts. in another 
bowl beat egg whites until soft peaks form. beat in remaining granulated 
sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, until stiff peaks form. stir 1/3 of mixture into 
chocolate batter to lighten; fold in remaining mixture. spoon batter into 
pans. bake 35-45 minutes or until inserted toothpicks comes out clean. 
cool in pans 10 minutes. remove from pans; peel of waxed paper and cool on 
racks. in bowl with mixer at high speed beat cream with confectioners' 
sugar until soft peaks form. spread top of 1 cake layer with whipped 
cream; top with other layer. spread top and sides of cake with remaining 
whipped cream. if desired, sprinkle cake with chocolate shavings and 
curls. let chocolate stand in warm place 1 square on wax paper. in short 
strokes, slide vegetable peeler across surface; repeat with second square. 
press shavings onto sides of cake. for curls; place remaining chocolate 
on wax paper; pull peeler across in long, thin strokes. makes 16 servings. 
per servings: 587 cals; 7 g protein; 41 g fat; 199 mg chol; 49 g carb; 
216 mg sodium. formatted by mary wilson, bwvb02b. 
(ID: 1290) Mirror: Mon, Sep 19, 2005

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