Harvey Wallbanger Cake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling


12 servings

Updated: Aug. 11, 2023
This recipe is from my Aunt Martha, who passed away recently at the age of 94. She found ways to substitute the water in almost any cake recipe with vodka or rum. She left this recipe for Harvey Wallbanger Cake taped to her kitchen cabinet. —Lynda Szczepanik, Highland Park, Illinois
Harvey Wallbanger Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package orange cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup Galliano liqueur
  • GLAZE:
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: Assorted white sprinkles and citrus fruit segments


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients; beat on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Transfer batter to prepared pan.
  3. Bake until top springs back when lightly touched, 45-50 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. In a small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth. Pour over cake. If desired, top with white sprinkles and serve with segmented citrus fruit.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 447 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 370mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (53g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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