An unusual and flavorful Moonshine Cake

Are you looking for a dessert that packs a punch, perfect for hearty gatherings? Our Moonshine Cake recipe is sure to please. A classic, hybrid mix of American and European traditions, it layers classic comfort flavors with an adult twist.

The tongue-tingling immediacy of this bundt cake is reason enough to try it out. But let’s dig deeper! We’d like to share a little history, and talk about our favorite elements.


This delectable dish consists of:
-1 ½ cups of white sugar
-1 cup of vegetable oil
-3 eggs
-2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon of baking powder
-½ teaspoon of salt
-1 cup of moonshine whiskey
-2 cups of chopped pecans
-1 teaspoon of cinnamon
-1 teaspoon of nutmeg
-½ cup of melted butter


1️⃣ Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour a 9-inch bundt cake pan.

2️⃣ In a large bowl, mix the oil, sugar, and eggs until smooth.

3️⃣ Gradually add in the dry ingredients until blended.

4️⃣ Slowly stir in the whiskey, nuts, and spices until everything is fully combined.

5️⃣ Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 40 minutes.

6️⃣ Remove the cake from the oven. Brush it with melted butter while it’s still hot.

7️⃣ Let it cool on a wire rack, then turn it out of the cake pan and serve.


The key attraction of this cake is undeniably its moonshine whiskey center. A centuries-old European alcoholic spirit, its classic fusion with American baking traditions brings to life something that cannot be found anywhere else. Such a combination has even been described as a “dreamlessly transcendent mixture of two defining cultures”.

The perfect harmony between classic baking ingredients and the moonshine itself is a crucial contributor to this cakes’ success. With a perfect balance of cinnamon and nutmeg, the moonshine flavoring sits lightly, allowing the unique flavor of moonshine to emerge without overpowering the cake.

This decadent cake certainly won’t disappoint if you’re looking for a unique treat to share. Cannoli and tiramisu are classic Italian desserts, but the Moonshine Cake is one of those few dishes that are truly one-of-a-kind. Enjoy!