Iced Cake Vodka Recipe: How To

Last Updated on May 10, 2022

Today, we’re going to be looking at an iced cake vodka recipe. There aren’t many things in life better than a dessert, but how can you make dessert even better? With alcohol, of course!

And not just any alcohol, iced cake vodka. It’s the perfect alcoholic beverage to use in a dessert as it has such a sweet taste. But how do you make a cake using iced cake vodka? Let’s take a look.

What is Iced Cake Vodka?

Iced cake vodka is a flavored vodka that’s available from Smirnoff. It’s been distilled three times and filtered ten times, making it absolutely delicious. It’s flavored with natural flavors of vanilla essence, with a peppery undertone; for that extra bit of heat. You can find Smirnoff Iced Cake Vodka here.

What Does Iced Cake Vodka Taste Like?

Iced Cake Vodka is so exciting because it genuinely does taste like vanilla cake and frosting – there really is no better alcohol to use with a cake! It even smells like vanilla cake too, so you get the whole experience. It also has subtle heat and almost peppery undertones.

How Much Alcohol is in Iced Cake Vodka?

The ABV (alcohol by volume) of this particular vodka is 30%. So definitely do not let your little ones enjoy this cake, because it’ll certainly be a boozy one – one for the adults only!

Chocolate Vodka Cake Recipe

While you can use any vodka for this recipe, it’ll taste especially good if you’re using the Iced Birthday Cake vodka from Smirnoff.

This Vodka Chocolate Cake is inspired by a recipe from BBC Food. Let’s take a look at how to make this decadent cake.

Ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

For the cake:

  • 300g of granulated sugar
  • 250g of margarine
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 250g of plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder

For the filling:

  • 50g of icing sugar
  • 600ml of whipped cream

For the filling:

  • strawberry jam

For the punch:

  • 50ml of Iced Birthday Cake vodka
  • 50ml of Ribena/cordial
  • 50ml of water

For the icing and garnish:

  • strawberries (for decoration)
  • 250ml of double cream
  • 100g of milk chocolate
  • 100g of dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Recipe

Now all you need to do is:

Step 1: Melting

Gather all of your ingredients and preheat your oven to 180C. Using a pan, melt your margarine on a medium heat, alongside the sugar, cocoa and water. Keep on a medium heat until you have a smooth mixture. Now remove from heat and stir until it’s cooled down.

Step 2: Make the batter

Grab a bowl and sift the flour and baking powder. Using a separate bowl, separate the whites and the yolks in the eggs from one another. Now whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. With the egg yolks, add them individually to the cooled margarine mix and incorporate well. Once the yolks are mixed in, add the stiff egg whites gently. Mix well.

Step 3: Bake

Grease two circular cake tins, and line with parchment paper. Divide the batter equally between the prepared pans and bake for around 25 minutes in the center of the oven. You can check whether the cake is done by inserting a toothpick into the center – if it comes out clean, your cake is ready. Remove from oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.

Step 4: Make the filling and punch

Add the whipped cream to a bowl and mix well until it becomes firm. At this point, add the icing sugar and continue whisking for a minute or so. Set aside. Add all of the punch ingredients to a glass and stir well. Set aside.

Step 5: Decorate

Once cakes are cooled, level the cakes using a knife. Place one of the cakes onto a serving plate and soak with half of the prepared punch. Now using a knife or spatula, spread the jam. On top of the jam, use around 3/4 of the cream mixture and add the second layer of cake on top. Use the remaining punch to soak the second cake.

Step 6: Ice the cake

Use a pan to heat the double cream. Remove from heat once warm and add the chocolate and vanilla. Wait until it’s melted and mix until it’s smooth. Now spread the icing over the top of the cake, and decorate the sides of the cake with the remainder of the whipped cream. Use strawberries for garnish on the cake.

What does vodka do in baking

Conclusion

I hope this article has helped you to perfect an Iced Vodka Cake recipe. When using vodka in baking, it really is a win/win; you get to enjoy a boozy cake, and it also benefits the cake in many ways such as texture and flavor. Just remember not to serve any to any little ones in your life!

Do you know of any vodka cake recipes? Or any tips and tricks when it comes to baking with alcohol? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!

Read more about Funnel Cake Recipe Without Milk: How To.

FAQs

Can You Put Vodka in a Cake?

Of course. You can put almost any alcohol into a cake - including vodka. As well as bourbon, rum and whiskey to name a few. It may result in a few changes, so that's important to bear in mind when baking with alcohol. You can really add almost anything to a cake!

What Does Vodka Do in Baking?

Vodka can actually make a few improvements to your baking, such as enhancing the flavor and giving the sponge a real kick. It can even change the consistency and texture of certain desserts. For example, vodka makes an extremely flaky pie. 

Can I Use Vodka to Preserve Cake?

Yes! While there are more suitable alcoholic beverages when it comes to preserving cake, vodka does work. Alcohol helps to keep the cake moist. However, be sure to add alcohol to your baking in moderation, as too much can make the cake soggy and inedible.

What does vodka do in baking

Chocolate Vodka Cake

Ingredients
  

For the cake:

  • 300 g granulated sugar
  • 250 g margarine
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder 

For the filling:

  • 50 g icing sugar
  • 600 ml whipped cream

For the filling:

  • strawberry jam

For the punch:

  • 50 ml Iced Birthday Cake vodka
  • 50 ml Ribena/cordial
  • 50 ml water

For the icing and garnish:

  • strawberries (for decoration)
  • 250 ml double cream
  • 100 g milk chocolate
  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Gather all of your ingredients and preheat your oven to 180C. Using a pan, melt your margarine on a medium heat, alongside the sugar, cocoa and water. Keep on a medium heat until you have a smooth mixture. Now remove from heat and stir until it's cooled down.
  • Grab a bowl and sift the flour and baking powder. Using a separate bowl, separate the whites and the yolks in the eggs from one another. Now whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. With the egg yolks, add them individually to the cooled margarine mix and incorporate well. Once the yolks are mixed in, add the stiff egg whites gently. Mix well.
  • Grease two circular cake tins, and line with parchment paper. Divide the batter equally between the prepared pans and bake for around 25 minutes in the center of the oven. You can check whether the cake is done by inserting a toothpick into the center - if it comes out clean, your cake is ready. Remove from oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  • Add the whipped cream to a bowl and mix well until it becomes firm. At this point, add the icing sugar and continue whisking for a minute or so. Set aside. Add all of the punch ingredients to a glass and stir well. Set aside.
  • Once cakes are cooled, level the cakes using a knife. Place one of the cakes onto a serving plate and soak with half of the prepared punch. Now using a knife or spatula, spread the jam. On top of the jam, use around 3/4 of the cream mixture and add the second layer of cake on top. Use the remaining punch to soak the second cake.
  • Use a pan to heat the double cream. Remove from heat once warm and add the chocolate and vanilla. Wait until it's melted and mix until it's smooth. Now spread the icing over the top of the cake, and decorate the sides of the cake with the remainder of the whipped cream. Use strawberries for garnish on the cake.