Chocolate Jack Cake from Little Everyday Cakes should really be called Chocolate Whiskey Cake.
It has three tablespoons of whiskey in it, but I didn’t use Jack Daniels as noted. Instead, I used another (cheaper) brand. Whiskey is whiskey to me unless you have it on the rocks with a spritz of water. Then you’ll want the good stuff.
The whiskey smells pretty strong when you put it in the cake, but it blends so nicely and give it a unique flavor, along with the touch of black pepper in the batter. You’ll probably not know the whiskey is in there and you can leave it out if you prefer.
I love the ingredients in this easy, but complex-flavored cake. The whiskey, the black pepper, black coffee and a good amount of brown sugar come together with the usual ingredients to make a rich, deeply chocolate cake sprinkled with chocolate chips.