Go Back
Top shot of Maple Whiskey Pudding Cake with ice cream scoops.

Maple Whiskey Pudding Cake

Desserts & Drinks
Maple Whiskey Pudding Cake made with bourbon, brown sugar, maple syrup, and pecans. Top it off with ice cream for an easy-to-make dessert recipe that everyone will be completely obsessed with!
5 from 18 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 352 kcal


  • 1/3 cup bourbon or whiskey
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves or chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a small saucepan, bring the bourbon to a boil.
  • Let simmer for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, then add in the brown sugar and maple syrup.
  • Whisk together and let cool for about 5 minutes.
  • Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl, then set aside.
  • In a 2-quart baking or soufflĂ© dish, melt the butter for about 30 seconds in the microwave.
  • Add in the regular sugar, milk, vanilla, and egg.
  • Whisk together until smooth.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients into the baking dish, mixing as you go until well combined.
  • Pour the bourbon mixture over the cake batter, allowing it to sink to the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle halved or chopped pecans over the cake batter.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes, or until the top begins to brown.
  • Let cool 5-10 minutes, serve, and enjoy!


  • Serve this Maple Whiskey Pudding Cake with ice cream for the best dessert!
Keyword Maple Whiskey Pudding Cake