I’ve never baked with such a heavy hand…. until I made this Irish Whiskey Cake! The recipe was given to me by one of my fellow nurses, Jytte. Jytte is originally from Denmark and this is an old family recipe of hers. She made this cake for our work Christmas Party and I couldn’t even get through the first bite before asking her for the recipe. This cake is soo moist and the flavor is unreal. I found it to be delicious and I’m not even a Whiskey drinker!
1 box yellow cake mix
1/2 8 oz. pkg instant vanilla pudding
1/2 c. milk
1/2. vegetable oil
1 c. irish whiskey
1 c. coarsely chopped walnuts
1/2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1 T. water
1/2 c. irish whiskey
Combine cake mix and pudding mix. In another bowl, mix together milk, oil, and whiskey, then add these ingredients to the dry ingredients and incorporate. Beat in eggs one at a time and continue mixing until smooth. Stir in the walnuts. Pour batter into a greased bundt pan and bake at 325 for about 1 hour or until it tests done with a toothpick.
Prepare glaze by melting butter in a saucepan. Add sugar and water. Bring to a light boil then simmer 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Let cool 3 minutes then stir in whiskey. When cake is done, remove it from the oven and pour glaze over cake in pan. Let cool for 1 hour then turn cake out onto plate. Let cool completely.
This is a great cake, I make the same one each year at Christmas with rum and everyone loves it. Yours is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.
Thank you. Rum sounds delicious too. I will have to give that a try!
Sounds yummy Jen, my Mom used almost the same recipe but also used rum. She also poked holes in the top of the cake so the glaze could seep down inside the cake. Served w/ homemade whipped cream. Happy St. Patty’s Day!!
It’s funny, I actually did poke holes in the top when I made it. We think alike! My friend’s recipe didn’t say to do it and I wanted to stay to true to it so that’s why I didn’t publish it like that on here. Enjoy your St. Patty’s Day as well!!