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Old Fashioned Whiskey Cake

This Old Fashioned Whiskey Bundt Cake is a delicious whiskey-infused cake recipe that is topped with a whiskey glaze and some chopped walnuts. A delicious bundt cake that has the best flavors of walnuts and whiskey, this cake is a classic and will be loved for your next special occasion. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: whiskey bundt cake
Servings: 8
Author: Jill


  • 2 1/3 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temp
  • 3 large eggs room temp
  • 1 8 oz sour cream
  • 4 Tbsp. Whiskey

Cinnamon Mixture

  • 3 Tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar


  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • ½ cup whiskey
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Walnuts for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  • Spray a 9-inch bundt cake pan with nonstick baking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, baking soda, and salt and whisk until combined.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, add the butter and sugar and cream until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs to the butter mixture, one at a time, mix to combine well after each egg.
  • Add in the sour cream and mix until combined.
  • Add the Whiskey and mix until combined.
  • Gradually begin to add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  • In a small bowl add the cinnamon mixture ingredients, stir to combine.
  • Pour half of the batter into the prepared bundt pan.
  • Sprinkle half of the cinnamon-brown sugar mixture on top of the batter.
  • Pour the rest of the batter on top of the cinnamon brown sugar mixture.
  • Smooth this layer evenly.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon mixture on top of the batter.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 70 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool the cake for 15-20 minutes in the bundt pan.
  • After cooling, turn onto a serving plate.
  • Allow cooling.

Whiskey glaze.

  • In a medium bowl add the powdered sugar, whiskey, vanilla, and cream.
  • Mix till combined.
  • Pour the glaze over the bundt cake and garnish it with walnuts.