Bourbon Nut Cake- SRC

Bourbon Nut Cake

My C-section was originally scheduled for today. But during my weekly ultrasound last Monday I was rescheduled for that very day!! So our Bean is 1 week old. It’s so crazy to me to think about. Crazy!!

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So since my C-section had originally been scheduled for today I tried to pick a recipe to make that felt celebratory for me from the blog I was assigned for this month’s addition of Secret Recipe Club. This month I was assigned Shari’s blog My Judy The Foodie. Shari has a great wide selection of recipes ranging from Apple Butter to Zucchini Cheese Frittata.

Well, I had so much fun going through the different recipes to pick from since I was specifically on the look out for a certain kind of recipe. And then I found it…

I decided to make the Bourbon Nut Cake that Shari’s mother Judy used to make. I figured it was a perfect recipe to make since 1) it was cake 2) there was bourbon in it (!!!) 3) it was a recipe from Judy, who Shari named her blog after.

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I can’t say enough good things about this cake. It is light, airy and packed full of nuts. Plus, we can’t forget the bourbon in and on top of the cake. The cake kinda reminded me of a donut, at least in texture. I could not get enough of this cake. Oh man, was trouble… but I was 37 weeks pregnant while I was enjoying slice after slice so I got to use ‘the baby wanted it’ excuse!! ha!!

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Bourbon Nut Cake


For the cake

  • 1 box Duncan Hines Classic Yellow Deluxe Cake Mix (16.5 oz)
  • 1 box Jello Instant Vanilla Pudding (5.1 oz)
  • ¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ cup Bourbon
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts

For the glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon bourbon
  • 1-2 Tablespoons milk


To make the cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a bundt pan and sprinkle 1/2 cup of nuts into the bottom of the pan.
  3. Mix together all of the ingredients, except the remaining nuts. Beat on high for about 2 minutes until it is thick.
  4. Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups nuts and mix again.
  5. Evenly pour into the prepared pan and bake about 1 hour until toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool 10 minutes and then invert to cool.

To make the glaze

  1. Whisk together the sugar, butter, Bourbon and 1 tablespoon of milk. If the glaze is too thick, add more milk.
  2. Drizzle over top cake after it has cooled.

Sourced from My Judy The Foodie


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About iamahoneybee

Mom to Autumn and Hunter, Wife to Price. Rabbit and Boston Terrier owner. Former Bostonian soaking up the Florida Sun. Home cook messing around with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. You'll find me most often with my phone in hand wearing my uniform of a Tunic with leggings rocking some Sperry's. A bit of prep mixed with bourbon and a foul mouth.
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9 Responses to Bourbon Nut Cake- SRC

  1. Yeah, bourbon does it for me everytime! I could eat this type of cake everyday really. Congrats on the new bean!


  2. turnips 2 tangerines says:

    Congrats on your new baby:) This cake sounds and looks delicious~ This would be a winner in my house~ Great src pick~ Have a Happy Thanksgiving~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines


  3. Tara says:

    Congratulations! I had so much fun reading through your blog this month!


  4. Congrats on your new little one!! Ours is now 2 months old – and it still amazes me how fast the days fly by. 🙂 Enjoy every sleep deprived moment. 🙂 This cake looks absolutely fantastic!! I will definitely have to give it a try!


  5. hapatite says:

    a cake that tastes like a donut? with bourbon? sign me up!

    congrats on your “bean” ^_^


  6. Melissa says:

    Bourbon cake sounds like it would be right up our alley! Awesome pick this month! And congratulations on your new little one!! 🙂


  7. Congratulations! You must be over the moon 🙂

    And awesome pick for SRC. Bourbon seems to make everything taste better!


  8. sallybr says:

    Major congrats on your new baby!!!!! lovely, cannot believe you found the time and energy to blog on SRC!

    and with a great recipe…. you are amazing!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week, I’m sure it will be amazing!


  9. Yes, yes, bourbon is a winner every time ;D Great pick and congrats on the new bub!


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