Orange Liqueur Cake

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Top Review by jlewis28

I'm pretty sure this is the same recipe I first found in Southern Living. I promise, this will be one of the best cakes you've ever made! It's a very festive cake, great for Christmas or New Year's. Just for fun, you can just cook the glaze long enough to make a syrup, but leave of that alcohol in it. Trust me, this cake is a winner!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (18 ounce) package yellow cake mix with pudding (2-layer size)
  • 3 eggs
  • 12 cup vegetable oil
  • 12 cup triple sec or 12 cup other orange-flavored liqueur
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 14 cup orange juice
  • 14 cup water
  • Glaze

  • 12 cup butter or 12 cup margarine
  • 14 cup orange juice
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 12 cup triple sec or 12 cup other orange-flavored liqueur


  1. Sprinkle pecans in bottom of a greased and floured 10-inch Bundt pan.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients except Glaze in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Beat 30 seconds at low speed of electric mixer, then 2 minutes at.
  5. medium speed.
  6. Pour into prepared pan.
  7. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in.
  8. center comes out clean.
  9. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove and let cool.
  10. completely on wire rack.
  11. Using a wooden pick, pierce cake at 1-inch intervals.
  12. Spoon Glaze over cake.
  13. Glaze: Melt butter in heavy saucepan.
  14. Stir in orange juice and sugar.
  15. Bring to a boil.
  16. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  17. Remove from heat and stir in orange peel and liqueur.
  18. Makes 1 1/4 cups.

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