HARVEY WALLBANGER CAKE
The Harvey Wallbanger was a 1970s cocktail that supposedly originated at Pancho's Bar in Manhattan Beach , California . It is said that a surfer named Harvey drank several of these concoctions (after losing a surfboard tournament) and accidentally banged his head on the wall as he left the bar. The drink contains a sweet yellow anise-flavored Italian liqueur known as Galliano, as well as orange juice and vodka. It didn't take long for cooks to figure out they could add that same trio to a cake-mix batter and come up with a cake reminiscent of those disco days. So put on your stacked heels, dance your way into the kitchen, and mix up this cake for an impromptu dinner party. Just don't bang your head on the wall.
Flour for dusting the pan
1 package (18.25 ounces) plain orange cake mix
1 package (3.4) ounces) vanilla instant pudding mix
4 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil, such as canola, corn, safflower, or sunflower
1/2 cup fresh orange juice (from 2 to 3 oranges) or from the carton
1/2 cup Galliano liqueur or anisette
2 tablespoons vodka
1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon Galliano liqueur or anisette
1 teaspoon vodka
Store the cake, covered in aluminum foil or plastic wrap, at room temperature for up to 4 days. Or freeze it, wrapped in foil, for up to 6 months. Thaw the cake overnight on the counter before serving.
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