Galliano is the secret ingredient for a Harvey Wallbanger - both the cake and the cocktail.
Tonight I baked a Harvey Wallbanger cake as a belated birthday treat for a friend (OK, my (ex) husband, but it's complicated). It's his favorite cake, and it's one of my favorite cocktails, so it's become my tradition to BUI (bake under the influence) of the Harvey Wallbanger. I'm thinking of changing the name of this dessert to tipsy cake.
Harvey Wallbanger Cake
To intensify the orange flavor in the cake, I omitted the vodka in the original recipe and replaced it with Galliano and orange juice. I also added orange zest.
- 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
- 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 5 fluid ounces Galliano liqueur
- 5 fluid ounces orange juice
- zest of one orange
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour bundt pan. Arrange orange slices on top.
- Combine cake mix and pudding mix in a large bowl. Blend in eggs, vegetable oil, 5 ounces Galliano, and 5 ounces orange juice. Mix batter until smooth and thick and pour into prepared pan.
- Stir in orange zest.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes then remove and place on cooling rack. Spoon glaze over cake while it is still warm.
- To Make Glaze: Combine 1 ounce Galliano, 1 ounce vodka, and 1 ounce orange juice with the confectioner's sugar and blend until smooth. Spoon glaze over warm cake.
Harvey Wallbanger Cocktail
6 oz. orange juice
2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Galliano Liquer (about a tablespoon)
Pour OJ and vodka over ice in a highball glass. Splash on Galliano. Garnish with a lemon slice.
Sip while the bundt is in the oven.
What's next? Inspired by The Restless Chef, I looked up recipes for "bourbon cake" and found 39 possibilities on cooks.com. No recipe necessary for sipping the bourbon.