It is a family favorite that I have been eating for as long as I can remember. The aroma of it baking takes me back to my childhood. I remember my grandmother making this dessert at Christmastime and her kitchen being full of foil loaf pans. It amazes me how many of my childhood memories revolve around being in the kitchen.
This cake is so moist and flavorful. And with almost 2 cups of whiskey, it also packs a punch! The frosting seeps into the cakes while they are warm, and the whiskey-soaked walnuts cover the top, making for one of the best desserts I have ever eaten.
Because the recipe yields 9 small loaves or 3 to 4 large loaves, Easy Whiskey Cake makes great holiday gifts. (And only requires about an hour of your time.) Wrap the loaves in pretty cellophane bags and tie with a ribbon…and you have beautiful, tasty gifts from the kitchen.