A few years ago while visiting the winery at the Biltmore Estate, the young man pouring our wine made a cooking suggestion for a cake that sounded just too easy to believe. Of course, I had to give it a try. Not only was it one of the easiest desserts I’ve ever made, but it is also one of the most popular with my friends. I serve it at parties. You might want to give it a try.
Start with a devils food cake mix. (Duncan Hines is my choice, but any brand will do.) Follow the directions on the box for a bundt cake, with just one change. Instead of adding the water, add the same amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. When it’s baked, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve it to your friends. sit back, and wait for the compliments.
Other red wines work just as well. Last Christmas, I used Merlot and it was delicious. To make it a little festive, put a few grapes around the cake. You might even want to try a white cake with white wine. The wine makes the cake extremely moist and gives it a surprise flavor.This entry was posted in Cooking with Wine by admin