Vanilla-Sparkling Wine Pound Cake

Better Homes & Gardens -
A delicious twist on the traditional pound cake recipe and it works perfectly in a bundt pan. Enjoy!

Prep Time: 30 minutes; Bake: 50 minutes; Cool: 15 minutes

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. pure 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.

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.

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  1. I love this idea, Marie! I'm thinking of substituting sparkling flavored water for the wine, maybe peach flavor, and peach yoghurt in place of the sour cream. We'll see how it comes out. I'm terrible about sticking to a standard recipe; I always have to fiddle w/ it. Sometimes it works, sometimes I have a disaster as a result, but it's always an adventure!

    Much love!

  2. Thanks a lot for this great recipe. I love lemon pound cake with icing, but this vanilla wine one looks excellent. Keep up the great work with your articles and please stop by my health blog sometime. The web address is

  3. that has to be the tastiest sounding cake ever created i must try this one out, thanks for sharing

  4. thanks to this recipe, it helps to my case study for the new recipe of sparkling wine.. god bless