Delicious Harvey Wallbanger Cake

Last week femmefrugality posted a recipe for a Tequila Sunrise Popsicle and it sounded like the perfect treat for these hot summer days. My comment to her post was “I wonder how a vodka and OJ one would turn out??” And that got me to thinking about this cake recipe. For my 18th birthday my friends baked this Harvey Wallbanger Cake for me. It was the first time I had ever tasted it and it was, and is, simply delicious. It is packed with flavour and is so moist.

And since my birthday is just around the corner I decided to look up this recipe and make it for myself. As you can see, it is very simple to make. I don’t usually like cakes made from a cake mix, but this one is an exception due to all of the other yummy ingredients that get mixed in with it.

harvey wallbanger cake

Harvey Wallbanger Cake


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1 box (about 18.75 ounces) yellow or orange cake mix

1/2 cup vegetable oil

4 large eggs

1/4 cup Galliano® liqueur

1/4 cup vodka

1 package (3-ounces) vanilla instant pudding mix

3/4 cup fresh orange juice


1 cup sifted powdered sugar

1 tablespoon fresh orange juice

1 tablespoon Galliano

1 teaspoon vodka


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Grease and flour a Bundt pan or spray with non-stick cooking spray.

3. Place cake mix, oil, eggs, liqueur, vodka, pudding mix, and orange juice into a large mixing bowl.

4. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.

5. Pour evenly into prepared Bundt pan and tap gently on the counter to release any air bubbles.

6. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes.

7. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean. (Do not overbake or it will become dry.)

8. Let the cake rest for 10 minutes.

9. Gently loosen edges around the rims with a thin rubber spatula.

10. Invert and unmold from Bundt pan onto a cake platter, then glaze while warm.


1. For the glaze, mix powdered sugar, orange juice, liqueur, and vodka until smooth. (If it is too thick, add more orange juice a few drops at a time to get a drizzling consistency. If it is too thin, add more powdered sugar a teaspoon at a time.)

2. Drizzle over the warm cake and let cool to room temperature for glaze to set.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.



    • Money Beagle

      Money Beagle 07/17/2012 9:40 a.m. #

      Looks yummy! The hardest part would probably be letting the cake rest for 10 minutes. How hard would it be not to cut into it or move onto the next step so you can get to eating it? :)

    • Tackling Our Debt

      Tackling Our Debt 07/17/2012 10:57 a.m. #

      @Money Beagle - yes it is difficult to stop yourself from diggin in right away.

    • Cassi

      Cassi 07/18/2012 4:01 p.m. #

      I might send this to my grandparents. My family can't drink, but my grandparents might like this. Thanks for sharing!

    • Jai Catalano

      Jai Catalano 07/20/2012 6:48 a.m. #

      After all of my Insanity training you are teasing me. :)

    • femmefrugality

      femmefrugality 07/20/2012 9:17 p.m. #

      MMMMmmmm that looks a-mazing! Thanks for the mention. And by the by, I bet OJ and vodka would make awesome popsicles as long as the proportions were suitable to freezing. :) Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe! I'm excited to try it.

    • Katie

      Katie 07/24/2012 8:42 p.m. #

      This looks like an interesting recipe. I have been in a cooking mood lately and I think we have vodka on hand :) I hope you have a happy birthday!

    • Tackling Our Debt

      Tackling Our Debt 07/24/2012 9:59 p.m. #

      Katie - Thank you! Happy to see you are back!!

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