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Kathleen's of Dublin Irish Whiskey Cake

A family recipe...It’s the Irish oatmeal and a wee bit o’ good Irish whiskey that makes this cake so special! I served this wonderful cake every year for 18 years to customers on St. Patrick's Day when I owned m retail shop...Kathleen's of Dublin in Portland, Oregon. Sadly I closed the shop in 2011 but our family still enjoys this lovely cake and you can too. Enjoy!

To make this lovely and very Irish cake:

In a bowl ...

  • 1 cup - McCann’s Quick Cook Irish Oatmeal
  • 2 cups - Boiling Water
  • Pour boiling water over oatmeal and set aside

In another bowl combine and beat well...

  • 1 1⁄4 cup - Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup – Brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup – White Sugar
  • Add 4 Eggs and beaten well and set aside.

In a third bowl sift together ...

  • 2 1⁄4 cups – Flour
  • 2 tsp – Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp – Cinnamon
  • 1⁄4 tsp – Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp – Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp – Salt

After sifting together above ingredients and add half to egg mixture and beat well.

Add remaining of egg mixture and beat well.

Add oatmeal mixture just until blended.

Add 1/8 cup – Irish Whiskey

Add 1 cup – Shredded Coconut to oatmeal mixture until just blended.

Pour into a well-greased and floured 9 x 13” baking pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 45-55 minutes.

Check if done by inserting a clean knife in center of cake, if it comes out clean, cake is done. Let cool and frost, we suggest cream cheese frosting.