NILLA® Bourbon Cake

7  Ratings
  • 25 min prep
  • 1 hr 40 min total
  • Makes 20 servings.

Pecans, raisins, vanilla wafers and bourbon add flavor and texture to this delicious cake. Serve drizzled with glaze for a great autumn dessert.

NILLA® Bourbon Cake Recipe


  • 35 NILLA Wafers, coarsely chopped (about 2-1/2 cups)
  • 3-1/2 cups flour, divided
  • 2 cups seedless raisins
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup bourbon


  • Preheat  oven to 325°F. Combine chopped wafers, 1 cup of the flour, the raisins and pecans; set aside.
  • Beat  margarine and granulated sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add remaining 2-1/2 cups flour, the baking powder and nutmeg; mix well. Blend in bourbon. Gently stir in reserved wafer mixture. Spread into greased wax paper-lined 10-inch tube pan.
  • Bake  1 hour 15 min. or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 20 min. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack. Drizzle with Powdered Sugar Glaze.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseYou'll know it's a special occasion when you enjoy a serving of this moist cake.

SubstituteSubstitute apple juice for the bourbon.


Nutrition Information

Makes 20 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 480 
    • Total fat 20 g
    • Saturated fat 3 g
    • Cholesterol 65 mg
    • Sodium 200 mg
    • Carbohydrate 64 g
    • Dietary fiber 3 g
    • Total sugars 40 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 6 g
    • Vitamin A 10 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 6 %DV
    • Iron 10 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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