Not in Kansas Anymore Holiday Cake

From - Inn to the Woods, Washington Crossing, PA

  • 1 18 ounce package yellow cake mix
  • 1 3/4 ounce package vanilla pudding and pie filling
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, almonds or walnuts
  • 1/2 cup hazelnut liqueur

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour 10" tube or 12 cup angel food cake pan. Sprinkle nuts over bottom of pan. Mix all cake ingredients together. Pour batter over nuts. Bake 1 hour. Cool. Invert on serving platter. Prick top with fork or toothpicks.


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup hazelnut liqueur

Prepare glaze: Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in water and sugar. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in liqueur. Drizzle and smooth glaze evenly over top and sides of cooled cake.

Decorate with whipped cream. powdered sugar or colored sugar granules.