Set Your Taste-buds on 'Fire' with this Fireball Poke Cake

One of the easiest bundt cake recipes that you will come across is that of a Fireball Poke cake. While it is the Fireball Cinnamon Whisky that gives your cake its name, you don’t necessarily have to stay loyal to Fireball whisky. Instead, you can increase the quantity of cinnamon in the preparation and add a good bourbon, like Maker’s Mark or Smooth Ambler.


  • 1 box of vanilla cake
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup of water
  • ½ cup of Fireball whisky
  • For the Filling and Frosting:
  • 2 cups of caramel sauce
  • 1 cup of butter softened
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup of Fireball whisky
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • A pinch of kosher salt
  • Yellow and red food colouring substance

The Process

Start by preheating the oven at 350 degrees. Prepare a cake baking pan by lining it with parchment paper and greasing it mildly using butter.

Take a large bowl and mix the cinnamon and vanilla cake powder. Add the vegetable oil, water, eggs, and the whisky. Using a wooden spatula, ladle the mixture till it reaches a thick, paste like consistency. Bake following the package instructions and cool completely when done.

Now take a spoon with a long round stem and punch multiple holes on the cake. Pour the caramel sauce over the cake. Ensure that all the holes are covered. Use a spoon to coat evenly, if required. Let it rest while you make the frosting.

In a medium sized bowl, combine the butter, 2 cups of sugar, salt, vanilla, and the whisky. Beat it until smooth and add the other 2 cups of sugar. Beat some more till the mixture turns fluffy. Stir in the food colours, first yellow then red. Do not mix both.

Use a separate spatula, spread the frosting all over the cake.

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