Harvey Wallbanger Cake

Harvey Wallbanger Cake

This is a wonderful recipe given to me by my Mother in Law. She was an amazing cook and baker. She absolutely loved food! I guess you could say she was a foodie before it became an “in” thing! She lived to cook. Imagine, before Food Network, Allrecipes and Food News.

Before blogging!!!

Was there ever really a time like that?

I love this cake. It starts with a cake mix so it’s quick to put together. It’s moist, tender and fabulously delish.

It get’s it’s name from the retro cocktail the Harvey Wallbanger. The cocktail is made with a mix of vodka, orange juice and a liqueur called Galliano.

The cake is topped with a fabulous glaze flavored with orange zest and coconut that finishes it off perfectly!

Harvey Wallbanger Cake 1

Harvey Wallbanger Cake

By March 12, 2013



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray Bundt cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding, eggs, oil, Galliano and orange juice. With an electric mixer, beat mixture for 4 minutes. Pour into prepared pan and bake in preheat oven for 40-45 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. 
  3. Meanwhile make the glaze; in a small bowl mix all glaze ingredients until smooth. When cake is cooled, invert it onto a serving plate and drizzle with glaze.

Harvey Wallbanger Cake

8 Responses to Harvey Wallbanger Cake

  1. Cathy at Wives with Knives

    Beautiful, Kathleen. This was my mom’s favorite cake that she took to every pot luck dinner at church. Everybody loved it and it was always one of the first desserts to disappear off the buffet.

    • Kathleen

      Cathy I love hearing that about your mom! We have a lot of fond family memories about this cake too. It makes the recipe even more special

  2. Rhonda (@diningalone)

    I have never had the cocktail but I would absolutely love to try this cake. I wish I was a good baker!

    • Kathleen

      Rhonda, this is so easy to make you wont believe it!

  3. teresa

    this is just beautiful, and what a great tribute to your mother in law!

  4. Angela

    It’s now 3/2016, and the cake mixes are much smaller than they were when this recipe was posted. Will this recipe work if you use the new smaller box of cake mix?

    • Kathleen

      Hi Angela. Yes, it will work the same. I have made it with the smaller boxes without making any alterations. Great question!

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