Drunken Apple Cake


We’ve been having another winter storm and Mr. Wonderful has spent a lot of time plowing the driveway, just trying to keep ahead of the blowing and drifting snow.   I knew he’d be hungry when he came in and made this amazing cake for dessert.

It’s fairly simple; shortening, sugar, eggs, flour some leavening agents and spices, apples and walnuts.   You can peel the apples if desired but I don’t.  The skins cook up just fine and add a little color to the cake.  I used Fuji’s in this recipe but Granny Smith’s also are wonderful and give a good tart contrast to the sweetness of the cake and sauce.

The batter will be very thick!


Spread in a 9×13 baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray or greased in some manner.


Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes, untill a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Look at all that golden brown yumminess!


While the cake cools, combine sugar, cornstarch and half-and-half in a saucepan over medium heat.  Bring to a boil and boil for four minutes, stirring constantly.


Remove from heat and stir in two sticks of butter until melted.  Yes, I said 2 sticks of butter!  Add salt and Bourbon.


Serve cake warm


Spoon warm sauce over cake.  I recommend a bowl because you will want to drown this cake in this wonderful Bourbony sauce!


Recipe: Drunken Apple Cake


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups chopped tart apples
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  •  2 cups sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 cup butter
  •  6 Tablespoons Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Pre heat oven to 350
  2. Spray a 9×13 pan with baking spray
  3. Cream shortening and sugar
  4. Add eggs and mix
  5. Add dry ingredients, mix well
  6. Fold in apples and walnuts
  7.  Spread in prepared baking pan
  8.  Bake for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  9. For Sauce Mix sugar and cornstarch in small saucepan
  10. Stir in half-and-half Bring to a boil and boil for 4 minutes
  11. Remove from heat and add butter, stirring until melted
  12. Add Bouron and salt

Serve cake warm with warm sauce topping


Substitute 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract in place of the Bourbon if desired. This sauce is also wonderful if made with Rum

Cooking time (duration): 15

Meal type: dessert

Microformatting by hRecipe.

This entry was posted in Kitchen and Garden and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.