Boozy Irish Whiskey Cake


Caution: this Irish whiskey cake will get you tipsy. Adults only!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 3x5-inch loaves


  • cooking spray

  • 1 (18.5 ounce) package yellow cake mix

  • 2 (3.9 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, divided

  • 1 cup Irish whiskey, divided

  • ½ cup milk

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 4 large eggs

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon water


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease 6 mini loaf pans with cooking spray.

  2. Combine cake mix, pudding mixes, and 1/2 cup walnuts in a large bowl.

  3. Whisk 1/2 cup Irish whiskey, milk, and oil together in a separate bowl. Whisk in eggs. Pour over cake mixture and stir until blended. Divide batter among the prepared loaf pans.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in brown sugar. Add remaining walnuts, 1 tablespoon whiskey, and water. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until smooth, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in remaining whiskey.

  6. Cool cakes for 5 minutes before inverting a wire rack set over a baking sheet. Use a toothpick to poke small holes across the tops. Pour whiskey topping over cakes and leave to soak in as they cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

615 Calories
30g Fat
71g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 615
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 640mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 51g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 109mg 8%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 145mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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