Old-fashioned Whiskey Cake

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

This came from my sister's mother-in-law many, many years ago and has been handed down over the years. It's not only a great dessert, it also makes a wonderful gift at Christmastime.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. CAKE: Combine all ingredients and mix for 3 minutes by hand.
  2. Pour into well-greased bundt pan and bake for 50-60 minutes at 350 degrees.
  3. Toothpick should come out clean.
  4. ICING:.
  5. Cook on stovetop on med.
  6. heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture is brown.
  7. Leave cake in pan and using a toothpick, poke several holes into cake.
  8. Pour 3/4 of icing onto cake.
  9. Let set 15 minutes.
  10. Flip cake onto plate.
  11. Brush remaining icing onto top& sides of cake.
Most Helpful

5 5

Yum, Yum, Yum. This recipe was a huge hit at my St. Patrick's Day Party. I did add a bit more alcohol than suggested. <br/><br/>I then used the same recipe to make a Chocolate Bailey's Irish Cream Cake. I just substituted with chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding, and Bailey's Irish Cream. Again, another huge hit at the party.

5 5

I replaced Whiskey with Baileys and yellow cake and vanilla pudding with chocolate cake and pudding.

5 5

Oh my gosh! We had this and a homemade lemon cake to celebrate several birthdays tonight. Everyone, of all ages, LOVED this recipe and many went back for seconds. When the birthday boy's wife asked if anyone else wanted to take some of the leftovers home, without hesitation he scooped it up, and said, "Nope! Nobody else wants any of this!" The lemon cake was good, and on any other day would have been a big hit, but this one was the easy favorite, and will definitely be requested for upcoming birthdays. Big, big YUM!!!