Apple Bourbon Cake


Courtesy of Carl and Claudia Mills of Oakton, Virginia

This cake always gets rave reviews. The rich flavor of bourbon blends beautifully with apples, walnuts and spice.

  • Serving Size
    1 Slice
  • Cook Time
    1 hours


  • 4 cups coarsely chopped, peeled New York State apples
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon(s) baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon(s) cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 teaspoon(s) grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground cloves
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts


  1. Put apples in a large bowl and pour bourbon over the apples. Cover tightly and periodically tip upside down to mix the apples and bourbon.
  2. Beat sugar, oil and eggs together with a wire whisk. Stir together the flour, soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and cloves. Stir into egg mixture. Add nuts to the bourbon and apples mixture and combine to rest of ingredients.
  3. Turn batter into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350º for 45-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Serve warm or cold with bourbon flavored whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.