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Wednesday, January 26, 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.



Linda J. said...

I love pound cake. It's one of my favorite desserts. I would pick it over chocolate any day.

Kathleen Ellis said...

Mmmm, Sheri...this looks delicious, a does the chocolate orange cake in the previous post....mmmmmm!
How are you my dear? I hope all is well and you are enjoying a beautiful day!
;-D Kathleen

Lisa said...

What a beautiful looking pound cake. Vanilla is such a classic flavor. I have a linky party on my blog every Saturday called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link this up. Feel free to also link up any other sweets you've made this past week, like that chocolate orange cake that looks yummy.

Bernideen said...

Oh Boy - this sounds lovely!