Posted 12/21/2012 10:40:41 AM
I used French vanilla cake mix instead of yellow (so many of the reviewers recommended it, and I heartily agreed after tasting it); and due to our high altitude here in Albq, NM, I added 1/3 c. flour and an extra 1/4 cup Jack Daniels to the batter. Also in Step 6, to the reserved 1 1/2 cups icing, I added not only walnuts but also about 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar, so it would be more like a runny frosting than just more of the liquid glaze. I got three 8x5" loaves and four 5x3" loaves out of the recipe. (Of course you can cut the recipe in half if you aren't giving as gifts.) I made them on Sunday and served on Thursday, allowing plenty of time for the glaze to soak in. I don’t normally like booze mixed in my sweets, but this cake was fabulous, I have to say. And everyone who tried it agreed.