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Easy Whiskey-Vanilla Poke Cakes

Easy Whiskey-Vanilla Poke Cakes
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 0 min
  • Servings 9
This cake is bound to put a naughty kick in your step. Our whiskey cake recipe is a must-make if you're craving a bite of sweetness, layered with a bit of whiskey-inspired depth. It's super easy to put together, thanks to Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ yellow cake mix and pudding mix. This easy whiskey cake recipe is guaranteed to become a fall favorite in your home, as it delivers delicious flavor in each and every bite. Serve up something quick and special for the grown-ups...our whiskey infused cake.
By Bree Hester
Updated November 4, 2020



  • 2 boxes Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ yellow cake mix
  • 2 boxes (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup whiskey
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups whiskey
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9 (5x3-inch) loaf pans with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake mix, pudding mix, milk, oil, 1/4 cup whiskey and the eggs with electric mixer on medium speed 5 minutes. Add 2 cups walnuts; beat 1 minute (batter will be very thick). Divide batter evenly among pans.
  • 3
    Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven; place on cooling racks.
  • 4
    While cakes are still warm, in another large bowl, beat melted butter, 1 1/2 cups whiskey and the powdered sugar with whisk until smooth. In small bowl, reserve 1 1/2 cups icing for in small bowl; set aside.
  • 5
    With bamboo skewer, poke holes in each cake. Pour some of remaining icing over tops of cakes; let soak in 1 minute. Repeat until all icing has soaked into cakes.
  • 6
    To reserved 1 1/2 cups icing, add 2 cups walnuts. Spoon walnut mixture over tops of cakes. Cool completely, 45 to 60 minutes.

  • These cakes freeze beautifully. Wrap them securely in plastic wrap and keep them on hand for last-minute holiday gifts.
  • You can also bake these cakes in large loaf pans. Adjust the baking time accordingly.

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