Whiskey Cake

I like cake. This is no secret. I have a mouth full of sweet teeth.  I also like whiskey. So naturally, I really like whiskey cake. My mom makes a mean whiskey cake, and this is her recipe. I’m not sure where she got it from. Mine tastes as good as hers, but is rarely as presentable. This weekend Ad and I had a wonderful Early Thanksgiving feast with friends, so I had the perfect excuse to make whiskey cake. Check out the spread! Vegetarian, by the way. Sorry for the quality of the photo, we had some holiday mood lighting going on. Pumpkin soup, salad, mashed potatoes, some excellent stuffing, home made gravy, green bean casserole, hot apple cider, and whiskey cake. Yum.


So here you go!


White cake mix

1 package of jello vanilla instant pudding

4 eggs

1/8 cup of whiskey

1 cup of milk

1/2 cup of oil (or applesauce)

2 tsp. of flour

1 cup of finely chopped walnuts

1. Combine and beat the cake mix, instant pudding, eggs and whiskey.

2. Add milk, oil, flour, and chopped walnuts, and beat again.

3. Pour cake batter into a very well greased and floured bundt pan.  Seriously. Coat that bad boy in oil and flour. Mine always seem to get stuck, but you can patch em up later.

4. Bake at 350º for 35-45 minutes.


1 stick of butter

1/4 cup of whiskey

3/4 cup of sugar

1. Melt all 3 ingredients over low heat in a sauce pan until butter is melted.

2. Pour the glaze over the cake and let it cool for 1-2 hours before flipping the pan over and turning out the cake onto a plate. This is never a smooth process for me. It usually involves some scraping with a knife, and then some repairs where I reattach the chunks that got stuck in the pan. But no worries! Mistakes can be covered with frosting later.

3. Cover, and then refrigerate the cake for at least 24 hours before serving.

Frosting Ingredients:

1/2 cup of melted butter

2 cups of confectioners sugar

1 1/2 tsp of vanilla

Hot water, if needed

1.  Melt butter in a small sauce pan.

2. Add sugar and vanilla.

3. Add hot water if needed, so that the mixture is pour-able.

4. Drizzle glaze over cake, and refrigerate until serving.

4 thoughts on “Whiskey Cake

  1. What a lovely feast with friends. Fabulous presentation of a delicious sounding meal. The whiskey cake sounds divine. I’m printing the recipe in hopes of making it someday.
    Wishing Ad and you a very happy Thanksgiving and some fun Wisconsin winter adventures. Love and hugs from your West Coast Mom.

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