I'd never heard of Harvey Wallbanger before I met my husband. I never knew it was a mixed drink and I certainly didn't know it was a delicious cake! This recipe mixes the ingredients from the famous drink with ingredients for cake to create a magnificent mixture of texture and flavor. It's a very easy cake to make and tastes like you must have spent a great deal of time on it. In fact, my older son has been helping me make it since he was about 2 years old.
The recipe I'm about to share is a very special one. As I type this I am looking at the worn recipe card that contains the instructions for creating it. It's written in the hand of my husband's grandmother and is his first choice of birthday cakes, always. So today, I'm making this in honor of my husband and his life and in loving memory of his wonderful grandmother Jeanette.
It's a family favorite and has been for 3 generations, and counting!
Harvey Wallbanger Cake
1 package yellow cake mix
1 package instant vanilla pudding (3 3/4 ounce)
1 cup of liquid shortening (also known as oil )
1/4 cup Vodka
1/4 cup Galliano (a sweet herbal liqueur)
3/4 cup orange juice
Powdered Sugar (for dusting cake after baking)
1. Mix all ingredients and beat 4 minutes
2. Pour batter into a well greased and lightly floured Bundt pan
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.
4. Let cook on rack for 30 minutes
5. Turn upside down on plate or platter
6. Dust with powdered sugar
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