Strawberry Hennessy Cake Recipe: How To

Last Updated on December 29, 2023

Today, we’re going to be looking at a strawberry Hennessy cake recipe. Whatever the occasion, there’s nothing that says “celebration” better than a cake. And when paired with alcohol? Well, it makes just about any cake taste better. In recent years, Hennessy has become increasingly popular, so it’s unsurprising that you’re looking for Hennessy cake ideas. However, the cake we’re looking at in this post is strawberry Hennessy cake, because the pair are a match made in heaven.

What Is Hennessy?

I think if you’re of drinking age, you’ll likely already know what Hennessy is. To put it simply, it’s an alcoholic drink. More specifically, it’s a type of cognac. Cognac is a brandy made from wine, which is distilled in French barrels. Did you know that Hennessy is the largest supplier of cognac, with over seventy million bottles per year?!

What is strawberry Hennessy cake?

To put it simply, a strawberry Hennessy cake is a strawberry sponge cake, with alcohol added to the mixture. You can even make Hennessy whipped cream to serve alongside the cake too! This recipe is most definitely not child friendly.

Ingredients in strawberry Hennessy cake

The ingredients for a strawberry Hennessy cake will differ. This is all dependent on the recipe you follow. Our recipe uses the following:

  • strawberry cake mix
  • eggs
  • unsalted butter
  • milk
  • vanilla/almond extract
  • frosting
  • Hennessy

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Nutritional information of strawberry Hennessy cake

You may be curious as to the nutritional value of strawberry Hennessy cake. Each serving of this recipe contains the following:

  • Calories: 152
  • Carbs: 11.5g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Fat: 6.1g
  • Cholesterol: 165mg
  • Sodium: 145mg

1) Strawberry Hennessy Cake Recipe

Now let’s move on to the reason you’re here – how to make the cake itself! This recipe is inspired by one from My Conscious Eating. It’s super easy and doesn’t require too many ingredients at all.


The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 2 boxes of strawberry cake mix
  • 8 eggs
  • 4 sticks of melted unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla/almond extract
  • 20 oz of frosting (vanilla or strawberry)
  • 1 bottle of Hennessy


Now all you need to do is:

Step 1: Prepare

Gather all of the ingredients you need for this recipe and preheat your oven to 350F. Lightly grease two baking pans or Bundt pans in preparation for the cake mixture.

Step 2: Make the batter

Add the milk, eggs, butter, and Hennessy. The amount of Hennessy you use is down to you; a generous helping is advised, but you can make it stronger or weaker, depending how boozy you want it. Mix well. Once everything is mixed, add the vanilla or almond extract, along with both boxes of strawberry cake mix. Beat for around two minutes using a whisk or blender.

Step 3: Bake the cake

Pour half of the batter into the first prepared pan, and the other half into the second prepared pan. Place in the center of your preheated oven and bake for around 40-45 minutes. To check whether your cake is cooked, place a skewer into the center of your cake. If the skewer is clean, your cake is ready! Leave to cool before removing from pans.

Step 4: Frosting

Prepare the frosting by adding it to a microwavable bowl and adding a few tablespoons of Hennessy, to give it a kick. Place in the microwave for around ten seconds and give it a good stir. Now pour the frosting over the top of the cake and let the runny frosting fall over the edges of the cake. Decorate as you wish, or leave as it is. Enjoy!

2) Hennessy Whipped Cream Recipe

Now you have your cake, you may be looking for something to serve it with. And while this cake is great as it is, this Hennessy whipped cream takes it to the next level. This recipe is inspired by one from Kenneth Temple.


The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons of Hennessy


Now all you need to do is:

Grab a bowl and add the cream, sugar, Hennessy, and vanilla extract. You’ll need to beat this well, for approximately 3 minutes, or until it reaches whipping texture. You can either serve this with your cake or use it as a buttercream replacement for the middle of your two cakes. However you use it, it’s a delicious addition!

how to make strawberry Hennessy


I hope this article has helped you to become more familiar with a strawberry Hennessy cake recipe. Whatever you’re celebrating, this cake is the perfect way to put a smile on everyone’s faces. However, be sure you’re only serving this cake to those of legal drinking age – it can be quite strong depending how much Hennessy you use!

Do you have any tips or tricks when it comes to making a strawberry Hennessy cake? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring.


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