Saturday, February 27, 2010

Peach Schnapps Cake

There comes a time when you just need to make an easy, tasty dessert without caring about the transfats or the hydrogenated oils (aren’t they the same thing?). So why am I reluctant to post my little indiscretion? I’m not sure. Maybe it’s because I used so few ingredients and they were all packaged goods. Maybe it’s because my husband was diagnosed with skyrocketing triglycerides (I brought this to work before he could have any). Maybe it’s because I’ve packed on more than a few pounds in the last couple of years and I almost ate this up myself. At any rate, I made it because an old recipe (I don’t even remember where I got it) was staring me in the face, it sounded good, and I had all the ingredients. So there. And yes, I even made the topping with a package of Dream Whip. Sue me.

Even my orange juice had peach in it. This was meant to be.

Peach Schnapps Cake


1 box French vanilla cake mix (I just used yellow cake mix--on sale for a buck!)
3 eggs
3/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup peach schnapps
1/3 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup peach preserves
2 tablespoons peach schnapps

Optional topping:
1 cup Cool Whip (I used Dream Whip--remember those little packets of goodness?)
2 teaspoons peach schnapps

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10" Bundt pan.

For the cake, combine cake mix, eggs, orange juice, peach schnapps and oil in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed for 4 minutes. Pour into pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until tested done. Cool 10 minutes. Invert onto serving plate.

For the glaze, combine peach preserves and peach schnapps in small bowl. Brush glaze on warm cake.

For optional topping, combine the Cool Whip with the peach schnapps. Spoon onto cake slices when served.


  1. This looks delicious Cathy! And, sounds very easy. I'll have to try out this recipe soon!

  2. Man, I had a yellow cake mix just recently and was thinking I should do something fun with it. Sounds great, peach schnapps is one of my girlfriends favorite liquors. :)

  3. Don't you just love when all of the stars line up and you end up with something delicious? I have some peach schnapps that I haven't been enjoying in cocktails at all and now I know what to do with some of it. it never occurred to me to make cake with it! Nice one, Cathy!

  4. Looks refreshing...and might I say..a bit SPRINGY!! Was this one of your PBO entries...maybe could have been! Love your photos. How do you get the little insignia of your blog name on the lower corner?

  5. Boozy! Bet that is really good.

  6. can you possibly go wrong with that? Seriously this looks sinful. Thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe. Though, we (your readers) may not like you much next week when our pants don't quite fit anymore :) Just kidding!
    Have a great weekend!

  7. not only does this give me an excuse to say 'schnapps,' but it also qualifies as super quick and easy, which is always a plus. no, i won't be suing you for using dream whip. i'll be suing you for contributing to my weight gain. :)

  8. Can I just say..... YUM!!! Booze cake is awesome!

  9. i love that there's peach schnapps in every level of this dessert! As long as its yummy....who cares what and's all good!!! Soooo....was it moist?

  10. When I was packing up my parents house after they had passed away.... I was over come with nostalgia when I found this little silver stainless steel mixing bowl my mom always made dream whip in. :)

    And peach schnapps is always the right answer! ;)

  11. Oh, my God, I'd do just the same thing, attempt eating it all by myself. The cure I have for that is invite people and share, immediately.

  12. This cake sounds totally delish! BTW I made your peanut butter cookies and they were honestly off the charts fabulous!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes with all of us!!!

  13. Made this delicious cake yesterday! Everyone raved about it! I know where to come for delicious recipes from now on, thanks!