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Grand Marnier Cake


Grand Marnier cake recipe made with Grand Marnier liqueur, orange juice, pecans, and other ingredients.

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • orange zest from 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup Grand Marnier liqueur (or more orange juice may be used)
  • pecan halves


Cream butter with 1 cup of the sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks. Sift together the dry ingredients; add to the first mixture alternately with sour cream, beating until smooth. Stir in orange zest and chopped pecans. Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into batter. Pour batter into a buttered 9-inch tube pan and bake at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes.

Combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar with orange juice and Grand Marnier; pour over hot cake. Decorate top with pecan halves. Cool on rack before removing from pan.

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