A couple days ago my brother, Todd, and I attempted to turn a popular 60s cocktail into a delicious, boozy bundt cake. The results – The Harvey Wallbanger. The Harvey Wallbanger a fruity, yet potent drink that consists of vodka, Galliano (lightly flavored vanilla herbed liqueur) and orange juice. Legend has it that a surfer dude named Harvey inspired this delicious concoction when he ran into a wall after downing a couple of these. Now one slice of this cake isn’t going to get you loaded, but I would watch out for those extra helpings of frosting.

Recipe derived from the book Booze Cakes 


For the Cake: 

1 box yellow cake mix

1 (3.3 ounce) box vanilla instant pudding

1/2 cup vegetable oil

4 eggs

1/4 cup vanilla vodka

1/4 cup Galliano liqueur

1/4 cup orange juice

For the Glaze 

1 cup confectioners sugar

1 tablespoon orange juice

1 tablespoon vanilla vodka*

1 tablespoon Galliano liqueur*

* I doubled/tripled this amount- Hey we’re all adults here


1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 10 inch bundt pan.

2) Beat cake mix, instant pudding, vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla vodka, Galliano and orange juice until smooth. (About 3-4 minutes) Pour into greased bundt cake pan and cook for 45-50 minutes or until the bundt cake turns golden brown.

3) For the glaze mix confectioners sugar and the desired amount of orange juice, vanilla vodka and Galliano liqueur in a small bowl until creamy. Pour over cooled bundt cake and enjoy.