Old-fashioned Whiskey Cake

"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."
photo by SharonChen photo by SharonChen
photo by SharonChen
photo by SharonChen photo by SharonChen
photo by Candice C. photo by Candice C.
photo by Maggie H. photo by Maggie H.
photo by SharonChen photo by SharonChen
Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • CAKE: Combine all ingredients and mix for 3 minutes by hand.
  • Pour into well-greased bundt pan and bake for 50-60 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Toothpick should come out clean.
  • ICING:

  • Cook on stovetop on med.
  • heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture is brown.
  • Leave cake in pan and using a toothpick, poke several holes into cake.
  • Pour 3/4 of icing onto cake.
  • Let set 15 minutes.
  • Flip cake onto plate.
  • Brush remaining icing onto top& sides of cake.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Sasha M.
    This looks like my Grammie's old recipe. We don't remember where it came from, but I wonder if you are sharing the same recipe we did? Who is your sister's mother in law? LOL
  2. Lexie C.
    Can i use a white chocolate substitute pudding
  3. sophiareece8
    Can I do half rum and half whiskey would that still taste good ?
  4. steppieb
    Does the cake cool before adding the whiskey icing?
  5. ThetaRose
    Can this be made as a Sheet-Cake?


  1. shelenacarroll47
    The cake is awesome. But I used a pecan cake mix, and added a little extra whiskey
  2. milancy
    This recipe will satisfy your cravings for this wonderful holiday treat!! It will also garner many compliments and requests for MORE!!! EVERYONE loves this!!!!!
  3. Julie K.
    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.
  4. aceborodriguez
    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!!!
  5. wife2abadge
    This cake was moist and delicious! Make sure you poke the holes all the way through -- I don't think I did and the bottom was almost too soggy with the sauce and the top didn't have enough. So yummy though!!!


  1. Maggie H.
    I just tweaked this cake using a spice cake mix and baking for 30 minutes in a 9 x 13 pan adding raisins soaked in Bourbon, with chopped
  2. Jennifer M.
    I replaced Whiskey with Baileys and yellow cake and vanilla pudding with chocolate cake and pudding.
  3. Maggie H.
    See my previous post. Chopped pecans on top. Decreased the milk and added more bourbon. It's excellent. Glaze while warm.
    • Review photo by Maggie H.
  4. Ariana L.
    I made it with Jim Beam Maple whiskey- the icing tasted especially delicious with the maple flavor!



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