Irish Whiskey Cake
Traditional Wedding Cake

The irish whiskey cake...

You want to pay homage to your roots, but you are either crunched in time or do not want to deal with baking this cake from scratch.
While you love Martha Stewart and her cakes, you can only wish you are up to par with her baking skills!
But you are a smart bride and know there are shortcuts.
And guess what?
Baking is no exception.

So use this recipe that allows you to use the cake mix and save time and headaches if you are not an avid baker.
The recipe here is for 12 servings, so if you plan to have more than the top tier with this flavor, multiply the quantities according to your needs.
Let's begin!

What you will need

For the Cake:

1 package white cake mix
8 ounces instant vanilla pudding mix
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
1 cup Irish whiskey
4 large eggs
1 cup walnuts, crushed

And for the Glaze:

1 stick sweet butter (unsalted)
1 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon of water
1 cup of Irish whiskey, divided

Getting it done

Start by preheating the oven to 325F. Lightly grease an 8" baking pan.

In a bowl blend the cake mix powder and the pudding mix powder.

In another bowl, mix milk, oil and whiskey. once the liquids are mixed, add them to the dry mix you have on the other bowl.
Beat in eggs, one at a time and mix everything two minutes at medium speed. Stir in the walnuts and turn batter into prepared pan.

Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until lightly browned and tests done.

Melt the butter to prepare the glaze and add the sugar, water and 1 Tablespoon of whiskey. Bring it to a light boil and simmer ten minutes.
Remove this from heat, let it cool and stir in the remaining whiskey.

When cake is done, remove from oven and pour glaze over cake in pan. Let cool on rack one hour.

Turn cake out onto plate or dish. Cake needs to mellow at least 12 hours before serving.

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