June 14, 2011

Happy Birthday to Rik!

Lucky guy, he got a Harvey Wallbanger cake.

For those of you not in the know, this cake was very popular in the seventies and one of Rik's childhood favorites. It's a plain yellow cake made with orange juice, vodka and Galliano liqueur. Since I prefer to bake from scratch, and this cake was usually made from a mix, here is the (parve) version I developed.

Parve Harvey Wallbanger Cake
(or should we call it Jill Wallbanger Cake?)

For Cake:
1 cup sugar
1 cup oil
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup orange juice
¼ cup vodka
¼ cup Galliano

For Glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
¼ cup orange juice
½ teaspoon Galliano

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 12-cup tube  or Bundt pan.

Using large bowl in a stand mixer, beat sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla to blend. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Stir together orange juice, vodka and Galliano in small bowl. Stir dry ingredients alternately with liquid into sugar mixture, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake until tester inserted near center comes out clean, about 45-50 minutes. Cool cake in pan on rack about 10 minutes.

Whisk together all glaze ingredients in small bowl to blend. Turn out cake onto rack. Spoon glaze over warm cake. Cool cake completely. Slice and serve. (Rik liked his with vanilla ice cream.)


  1. Anonymous6:30 AM

    The picture made me laugh...it looks as if he's sneaking the cake away.

    Happy Birthday, Rik!


  2. Jill, this sounds like an awesome concoction. I hope you and Rik had a lovely time for his birthday