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.

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10 Min
40 Min


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


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

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

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About Resurrection Cake with Whiskey Sauce

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy