Resurrection Cake with Whiskey Sauce

Connie Ottman


I've seen resurrection cakes and whiskey sauces in many old southern cookbooks. This is the one that evolved in my family. Not sure if it orginally came from one of those southern cookbooks. But boy! Is it good.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
40 Min


  • 1
    boxed cake mix, your choice
  • 1 pt
    stewed fruit, your choice
  • ·
    several pats of butter
  • ·
    sugar to coat the cake
  • 2 c
  • 1/2 lb
    butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla
  • 1 c
    black label jack daniels whiskey
  • 1 pinch

How to Make Resurrection Cake with Whiskey Sauce


  1. For the cake:
    Mix as directed on the cake box.
  2. Pour batter into a deep greased cake pan.
  3. Pour a pint of stewed fruit over the top. Our family liked pears and peaches.
  4. Cover the top with pats of butter. Don't be stingey.
  5. Sprinkle with a good coat of sugar.
  6. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes - cake should rise and cover fruit with a brown crust.
  7. For the Whiskey Sauce:

    Completely blend butter, vanilla and sugar.
  8. Add whiskey a little at a time (and to your taste) into blended sugar combination.
  9. The sauce should be loose and creamy with the sugar being a little grainy.
  10. Pour over resurrection cake.

Printable Recipe Card

About Resurrection Cake with Whiskey Sauce

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

Show 15 Comments & Reviews

31 Reasons Why There's Always Room For Dessert

31 Reasons Why There's Always Room for Dessert

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

We all know that we have a second stomach. The one that magically appears just when we think we can't eat another bite and then get a glimpse at dessert....

22 Showstopping Bundt Cake Recipes

22 Showstopping Bundt Cake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

A Bundt pan can transform a basic cake or pound cake recipe into a beautiful and festive dessert. The next time you want to impress your family with your baking...