7 Best Hennessy Cake Ideas (2023 Updated)

Last Updated on August 22, 2023 by Lydia Martin

Hennessy is undoubtedly a great cognac, but do you know that you can use this in cooking? You can bake a Hennessy cake and put it at the center of your preparation. Unsure of how to do it? 

Read on and find out how you can turn an ordinary cake recipe into a mouthwatering dessert with these Hennessy cake ideas we prepared for you. 

7 Unique Hennessy Cake Ideas

7 Unique Hennessy Cake Ideas

1. Use Hennessy Colors

Hennessy cakes are a good addition to the list of desserts on the table. Coat your Vanilla Hennessy Cake or the Hennessy Pineapple Upside-Down cake with frosting. 

Hennessy cupcakes with the cognac’s colors and shades will make it exceptional. Details and cupcakes recipes can be easily found online, including the best shades and colors.

2. Place Miniature Hennessy Bottle Toppers

Hennessy cupcakes can be easily made from scratch or using a cake mix. For a Hennessey Cake recipe, you can search the internet for decoration ideas for cupcakes, other desserts, and cakes. 

After baking using these cake recipes, you can use toothpick inserted bottle toppers as decoration on top of the frosting. You can print or get them from a local seller who should have these in their storage units. But, do you know how much Hennessy can get you drunk?  

3. Use Edible Hennessy Toppers

Edible Hennessy Toppers with bottles

If your skills in cake baking exceed regular baking, you can opt for a more complex Hennessey Cake Recipe like the Hennessy Pineapple Upside-Down cake. Cover your Hennessy Pineapple Upside-Down cake with icing. 

Use edible cake toppers as decorations. If you choose to create your collection of cake toppers from scratch, get full recipe details from Etsy or Youtube.

4. Design the Cake as Hennessy Bottle

Hennessy Bottle Cake

Form a Hennessy bottle out of your Hennessy cake. Choose a simple Hennessy Cake recipe using store-bought cake mix. Pour batter into a bottle molder, or you can bake it using a square pan. 

Photo cake is also good, or a cake decorated with frosting would do, regardless of the cake recipe you use.

5. Design Edible Shot Glass Cupcakes

Edible Shot Glass

Get details of a chocolate cookies recipe but form the dough into shot glasses. Use the recipe for Vanilla Hennessy cake infused with rum for these cupcakes. 

There are categories of cakes online and a recipe for cookies too. You’ll find cake recipes with salt while others with spices give the cake an extraordinary taste. 

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6. Stack Real Hennessy Bottles To Form A Cake

Hennessy Bottles on Cake

A stacked bottle cake is a very fun idea too. If you are not good at baking a cake recipe, visit YouTube quick and get instructions on stacking bottles instead of a cake. Gather details on what bottles to put at the bottom to the top and more details to make it stable together.  

7. DIY a Hennessy in a Bucket Cake

Create Hennessy cakes into bucket cakes using any recipe. You can build your DIY bucket cake using a vanilla cake recipe or a store-bought cake mix. 

Create your cake mix from scratch using any recipe or the ready-made cake mix. Arrange your cake in the center of the bucket. Or, build your bucket by placing clean wood planks around the cake and tying them around. 

Easy Hennessy Cake Recipes 

Easy Hennessy Cake Recipes 

Strawberry Hennessy Cupcakes

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 cup Hennessy
  • 2 boxes strawberry cake mix
  • 2 boxes strawberry gelatin
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 eggs


For this recipe, begin by mixing dry ingredients in a bowl. You can also use a pudding mix or a store-bought cake mix for this recipe. 

Melt butter and then add eggs, two pieces at a time. Beat under low speed then mix blended dry ingredients. Add Hennessy and milk, or add rum if you want stronger alcohol to the cake. 

Review the amount of liquid you add to make adjustments to your recipe. Pour batter on cupcake liners—preheat the oven to 350°C and bake the cupcakes mixture for 35 minutes. 

Serving: 1

Hennessy Pound Cake 

Hennessy Pound Cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes 


  • 6 cups cake flour (sifted)
  • 1/2 cup Hennessey
  • 12 eggs 
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 3 cups butter 
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tsp strawberry extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 6 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cup berries 


Begin this cake recipe by prepping your dark or coated pans. Blend butter and sugar [1] in a large bowl until light. Beat the cake mixture as you gradually add two eggs to make the cake fluffy. 

Mix sour cream, vanilla, strawberry extract, and Hennessy and mix at medium speed. Add in sifted flour gradually, or you can use store-bought cake mix or pudding mix. Add a pinch of salt and ensure the cake mix is free of lumps. 

Fold in the strawberry slices. Put the cake mixture in the preheated oven at 350°C. Wait for 45 minutes for these cakes to bake. 



How much should a simple Hennessy cake cost?

A simple Hennessy cake should range from $65-$150 for 8” cakes. Those served at a wedding would cost higher, especially if tiered cakes. The price goes higher depending on details and sizes, added tiers, and the complexity of designs you want on the cake. 

Is it easy to DIY a Hennessy cake?

No, a DIY Hennessy cake is not easy to make, regardless of whether you know how to bake it or not. Ensuring that the details on the cake decoration are done makes it hard, rather than following the recipe of these cakes. 

Final Thoughts 

Having a Hennessy cake for a celebration is a good idea, especially if the celebrant enjoys the cognac so much. You can mix a cake or a pudding mix with Hennessy in a large bowl, and you can create your own Hennessy cake.

The internet is the best place to visit for recipes for cakes and desserts. Hennessy cake recipe ideas and instructions can be tricky, but religiously following the details results in the most special cakes. 

We hope you learned a lot from the Hennessy cake recipes and ideas we shared. Which one is your favorite? 



Lydia Martin

Lydia Martin hails from Redmond, Washington, where you’ll find some of the best cocktail bars and distilleries that offer a great mix of local drinks. She used to work as a bar manager in Paris and is a self-taught mixologist whose passion for crafting unique cocktails led her to create Liquor Laboratory. Lydia can whip up a mean Margarita in seconds! Contact at [email protected] or learn more about us here.

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