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25 Best Boozy Cakes With Wine, Gin, and More!

While most boozy cakes are full of rum, we’ve got so much more to explore here!

From gin and wine to champagne and whisky, these recipes are to die for.

Boozy Cakes featuring Homemade Glazed Bourbon Pound Cake with Chopped Pecans
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Don’t get me wrong; I adore a good rum cake that’s sweet, warming, and full of tropical flavor.

But sometimes, I want something boozy and sweet that’s also fruity, creamy, or maybe even chocolatey.

Luckily, with these boozy cakes, I don’t have to choose. So, no matter what you’re craving, you’ll find it here.

And that includes a tequila-infused cake you don’t want to miss!

1. Bacardi Rum Cake

I had to start with a classic, and this rum cake is moist, sweet, and boozy!

It perfectly blends sweet and strong flavors with the signature of Bacardi shining through.

The cake’s lightness complements the rum’s oaky sweetness, making for a delicious treat.

It’s finished off with a rum-infused glaze to balance the spongy texture of the cake. Perfection!

2. Baileys Tres Leches Cake

Start your happy hour right with this Baileys tres leches cake! This boozy variation uses Baileys liqueur to add Irish flair to the Latin classic. 

The airy sponge cake soaked in creamy, sweet milk makes an indulgent dessert that’s light but decadent.

And what goes better with “three milks” than another layer of creamy goodness?

3. Champagne and Strawberries Cake

Sophisticated, rich, and sweet, this champagne and strawberries cake is the perfect treat for a special day.

Elegant and light, it features a champagne-infused vanilla cake.

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There’s also a wonderfully pale strawberry buttercream in the middle that’s bursting with sweet fruity flavors.

Every bite of this dessert feels like a celebration in your mouth.

4. Dark Chocolate Guinness Cake with Baileys Cream Cheese Icing

Get ready for a dessert that’ll knock your socks off!

This decadent, rich cake is made with dark chocolate and Guinness beer, making it intensely moist and delightfully bittersweet.

Topped with a Baileys-infused cream cheese icing, it has a nice kick of booze.

Plus, the cake’s deep brown color and white frosting create a simple but striking presentation. That means it’s ideal for any celebration!

5. Baileys Irish Cream Cake

This Baileys Irish cream cake is just what you need for a brunch dessert.

It has the perfect amount of sweet flavor and just enough booze to keep you smiling.

The spongy cake is infused with Baileys for extra richness, and it’s topped with an alcohol-infused sugary glaze for good measure.

It’s sweet and nutty, and it gets you nice and toasty without knocking you over!

6. Summer Fruit Sangria Cake Recipe

This summer fruit sangria cake is a show-stopping dessert that’ll be the star of any summer soiree.

The cake features layers of fluffy sponge cake and sangria-infused filling with freshly sliced fruits.

It’s coated with a vibrant whipped cream frosting and topped with even more fruits.

Make this refreshing cake recipe for a boozy birthday celebration and watch as it disappears.

7. Pink Champagne Cake

Nothing says “I’m 21 and ready to party” like a pink champagne cake.

This decadent little number is sure to be the talk of your next gathering.

Whether it’s a birthday party, a bachelorette bash, or a wedding shower, it’s got it all.

The champagne adds a subtle tang to the frosting, brightening the cake’s richness. Plus, the vibrant pink color will add a splash of cheer to any event.

8. Mojito Cake (Poundcake)

Got a weak spot for minty mojitos? Then you’ll go gaga for this mojito cake that’s light and fresh with an incredible burst of flavor.

The pound cake is soaked in a rum syrup for a wonderfully sweet and tangy taste.

Its refreshing notes come from the mint-lime combo that really shines in this recipe.

A glaze of white chocolate topped with fresh mint and lemon zest makes a beautiful finale.

9. Gin & Tonic Drizzle Cake

Gin and tonic drizzle cake is the perfect refreshing treat on a warm spring day.

The moist cake delightfully blends sweet and zesty, while the gin and tonic-infused drizzle provides quite a botanical twist.

Every bite brings bright flavors and a fun finish.

10. Chocolate Kahlua Cake with Kahlua Glaze

Boozy and chocolatey, this Kahlua cake is an excellent party dessert to share with friends.

Decadent chocolate + coffee-flavored rum = boozy cake heaven.

It’s generously slathered with a Kahlua glaze that cranks up the boozy goodness to 11!

11. Boozy Pineapple Piña Colada Poke Cake

This pineapple piña colada poke cake is a tropical oasis in a cake pan.

Made with fresh pineapple and piña colada drink mix, it tastes like a summer vacation.

The best part? This cake has a boozy secret: it’s infused with rum!

It’s a refreshing dessert that’s perfect for pool parties and beach getaways!

12. Baileys Cheesecake

This recipe combines two dessert faves: cheesecake and booze.

Creamy and velvety, Baileys liqueur is a flawless addition to this easy cheesecake recipe.

It brings subtle flavor and adds richness to the already crazy creamy dish we all love.

This boozy confection features a chocolate cookie crust and a rich, decadent ganache too. How can you resist?

13. Instant Pot RumChata Cheesecake

Here’s another crazy delicious alcoholic cheesecake that’ll make you swoon.

Between the rum-based cream liqueur, a splash of cinnamon, and velvety filling, this RumChata cheesecake is a showstopper.

The best part? This Instant Pot dessert is so easy to make that it’ll soon become your new go-to.

14. Amaretto Cheesecake

If you’ve got a serious sweet tooth, you’ll want to try this Amaretto cheesecake asap.

It has a light, velvety texture that pairs well with the thick almond and Graham Cracker crust.

The addition of Amaretto liquor gives boozy goodness that’ll have you coming back for more.

15. Baileys Poke Cake

What’s not to love about this Bailey’s poke cake?

From the Irish cream flavor and luscious frosting to the rich chocolate cake, it has everything you could ask for.

So what are you waiting for? Grab yourself a bottle of Baileys and get baking!

16. Drunken Cherry Chocolate Cake

This cake will take your dessert game to a whole new level.

It has layers of moist chocolate cake with rum-infused cherry filing for a drunken twist.

The sweet, tart cherries are a fantastic contrast to the rich and slightly bitter chocolate.

No matter the occasion, this cake is a celebration of flavors, colors, and textures.

17. Tipsy Pineapple Upside-Down Rum Cake

Even if you’re not an avid baker or mixologist, you need to try this grown-up take on the classic pineapple upside-down cake!

It features the traditional flavors of upside-down cake that you know and love – tropical fruit, a buttery sponge with caramelized notes, and a cherry on top!

But the rum glaze is enough to make your knees go weak.

18. Kentucky Bourbon Butter Cake 

When I think of boozy desserts, “cake” isn’t the first thing that comes to my mind.

Instead, I go to lavish cocktails or maybe rum-infused jellies.

But trust me, this Kentucky bourbon butter cake is what you need in your life!

It’s rich and buttery with a sweet bourbon kick that tastes nice and toasty. Plus, it’s topped with a sprinkle of powdered sugar that mellows out the booze.

19. Limoncello Cake

Cake is great. Booze is great. So why not have them together?

This recipe for Limoncello cake puts the age-old question to rest: great things do come in pairs!

It’s the perfect treat for when you want something citrusy and decadent at the same time.

Plus, the Limoncello amps up the flavors with a touch of vibrant vodka taste.

20. Coconut Rum Cake

One bite of this cake will transport you to a breezy beach in the Caribbean.

Made with coconut rum and freshly grated coconut, it’s buttery, fluffy, and oh-so-boozy.

The flavor is reminiscent of the tropics with hints of vanilla and coconut.

And while the alcohol content isn’t overpowering, it’s enough to give you a bit of a buzz after a slice or two.

It’s especially impressive if you want something simple but scrumptious!

21. Glazed Bourbon Pecan Pound Cake

Here’s a flavor combo that will make your tastebuds go nuts: booze, pecans, and cake!

This pound cake isn’t just any old dessert. Instead, it’s a one-of-a-kind treat made with ingredients as exciting as they are delicious.

The bourbon-infused cake brings pleasant oakiness to the moist cake, while the pecans give it a buttery and nutty bit of crunch. 

Trust me; you’ll be left wanting more before finishing your first slice!

22. Chocolate Coconut Malibu Rum Cake

This chocolate and coconut cake is rich and moist with a sweetness that’s just right.

It’s spiked with Malibu rum to give it an extra kick and topped with a creamy coconut frosting that’s insanely refreshing.

The chocolate and coconut combo is a classic, but this recipe takes it to another level.

Malibu rum brings out the chocolate flavor while highlighting the sweetness in the fruit.

A hint of that intoxicating flavor and buttery notes will keep you coming back for more.

23. Black Forest Cake

Black Forest cake is a classic you’ll see at many celebrations. And it’s even better when you add a little kirsch to the mix!

The chocolate is full-bodied and rich, while the cherries add a note of brightness.

Its filling is infused with clear cherry brandy for extra flavor and a touch of warmth.

You should probably go ahead and make two – one for the adults and one for the kids.

Because trust me: they’ll be fighting over this one!

24. Pimms Cake

A zesty sponge cake with a cream cheese filling, boozy syrup, and fruity topping? Yes, please!

Pimm’s cake is a refreshing, vibrant layer cake that’ll transport you straight to summer.

This light, citrusy treat is unique, bright, and fresh. It’s perfect for a backyard BBQ or afternoon garden party.

25. Tequila Sunrise Cake

Brighten up your next party with this zesty, boozy delight!

Tequila sunrise cake is moist, sweet, and citrusy, and it has all the flavors you’d expect from the classic cocktail: orange, pomegranate, and tequila. 

Each slice is like a treat for your tastebuds and a tropical vacation all in one!

25 Best Boozy Cakes With Wine, Gin, and More!

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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