Robert Mukhar’s Whiskey Cake

by | Sep 26, 2011 | Dessert, Recipes

Our friend, and recipe tester, Robert Mukhar, has made his Whiskey Cake on several occasions. I knew some of our readers would enjoy the recipe! He got the recipe from his mom who had ripped it out of an old magazine, probably the Ladies Home Journal. Thank goodness for those magazines!

Robert first made the Whiskey Cake for an “inventory potluck” at Macy’s. Robert works in the Lancome department as Merchandising Manager. On those nights when they all have to work late to take inventory, “it makes for a better evening while counting those Lancome lipsticks!” Ever since then, Robert has made it for birthdays and during the holidays at the guest’s suggestion or request. Robert says, “It always makes for a festive affair! Please enjoy & drink (eat) responsibly. I made it the other day with a devil’s food cake mix & everyone loved it even more!”

Whiskey Cake

  • 1 box yellow cake mix (without pudding) or devils food (yum!)
  • 1 box instant vanilla pudding or chocolate (if making the devils food version)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 shot whiskey (a double shot is ok too)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Combine all ingredients except nuts. Mix 3 minutes on high speed. Add nuts. Pour into well greased bunt pan. Bake at 350* for 30 to 50 minutes. My gas oven cooks fast so it’s done in about a 1/2 an hour.


  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup whiskey (or a little more)

Melt butter. Add sugar and whiskey. Cook until dissolved and almost of a syrup texture. After removing cake from oven, poke holes in top (I use a chop stick) leave the cake in the pan while doing this. Pour about 1/2 of the topping on the cake, let cake sit in pan to cool for a while, and allow topping to settle in. Remove cake and pour the rest of topping over it. Serve alone or with whipped cream or ice cream—enjoy!

I love whiskey, even in cake. Thanks for sharing Robert!! ~ Susie

Josey, Rory, Robert and Brenda at the Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth Texas, modeling aprons from the “Apron Chronicles” Exhibit

“Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.”  W.C. Fields