Thursday, February 17, 2011

Vanilla~Sparkling Wine Pound Cake...

  • 3  cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1  tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4  tsp. salt
  • 1  cup sparkling wine or milk
  • 3  Tbsp. sour cream
  • 2  cups sugar
  • 3/4  cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4  cup safflower or canola oil
  • 5  cold eggs
  • 2  Tbsp. vanilla paste or vanilla extract
  • 1  recipe Sparkling Wine Glaze, recipe below


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan; set aside. In large bowl mix together flour, baking powder, and salt. Sift mixture; set aside. Stir together sparkling wine and sour cream; set aside.
2. In large mixing bowl beat sugar, melted butter, and oil with electric mixer until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in vanilla paste. Beat on medium to high 3 to 5 minutes or until thicker and lighter in color. Add one-third the flour mixture; beat on low just until combined, scraping sides of bowl as needed. Add half the wine mixture; beat just until combined. Repeat with one-third the flour mixture, the remaining wine mixture, and remaining flour mixture. With rubber spatula scrape batter into prepared pan.
3. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 15 minutes. Turn out on rack; cool completely. Drizzle with Sparkling Wine Glaze. Makes 16 servings.
4. Sparkling Wine Glaze: In small bowl combine 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 Tbsp. sparkling wine. Stir in additional wine, 1 tsp. at a time, to reach drizzling consistency.



  1. I have the coffee, You bring the cake!
    It looks and sounds wonderful!!

  2. got me with this pound cake recipe. I love pound cake and so does my 92 year old dad. I will be printing this recipe out to try. Thanks a million for sharing!
    It was fun visiting you,
    Have a great weekend,
    Janet's Creative Pillows


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