Cinnamon Doughnut Cake with Whiskey Fudge Sauce

Hi Everyone,

Looking outside at a wet garden with the wind blowing through the trees, all I feel like doing is hibernating inside. Anyone else know the feeling?

What better time to bake a lovely cinnamon doughnut cake with whiskey fudge sauce!

After all remember:  “chocolate will cure almost anything”. I made this recipe last night for dessert and it really did go down a treat…

Cinnamon Doughnut Cake with Whiskey Fudge Sauce

…keep reading for this super easy, vegetarian recipe!

Cinnamon Doughnut Cake with Whiskey Fudge Sauce

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Grease a 10 – 12 cup bunt pan with butter then dust with flour.


Make the cake first and then whilst it’s baking make the chocolate sauce.

  • 2 .5 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cornflour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon + 2 teaspoons for the topping
  • 225 g butter + 25g for the topping
  • 2 cups sugar + 1/2 cup for the topping
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 1 cup sour cream
  1. In a large bowl combine the flours, baking soda, 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla.
  3. Fold in a third of the flour mixture, then add half the sour cream, repeat with flour then cream, finishing with the flour mixture.
  4. Spoon mixture into baking pan. Bake for 70 – 90 minutes, until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  5. Once baked leave to cool 10 – 20 minutes before turning out. Then brush with 25g melted butter and rub cinnamon and sugar all over the surface of the cake.

Cinnamon Doughnut Cake with Whiskey Fudge Sauce Cinnamon Doughnut Cake with Whiskey Fudge Sauce

Whiskey Chocolate Fudge Sauce

You don’t have to add the whiskey but it does add a lovely note to the sauce.

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 250 g chocolate
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons whiskey
  1. Melt sour cream, butter, vanilla and golden syrup, whisking until smooth.
  2. Remove from heat once simmering and stir in the chocolate until completely melted then mix in cream and whiskey.

Now it’s time to sit back, relax and divulge!


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nb: recipe inspiration – Food magazine

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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!

  1. Gives new meaning to the song my grandmother would sing , “if I knew you were coming , I’d a baked a cake “

    Looks absolutely wonderful xx

  2. Yvonne please send those cute little creamers to me. You’ve enjoyed them long enough😔
    That way I can feel all dainty and fancy like you. I especially like the checkered one and white one. So cute! Think about it.
    Really love your site. Wish they sold the Willamine Mousse in America.

    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment Jocelyn… each of my little creamers has a story behind it so they need to stay with me I am afraid;-)
      xoxo Yvonne

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