Vanilla-sparkling wine pound cake
- CAKE BATTER:
- 3 cup 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 past or vanilla extract
- 1 recipe Sparkling Wine Glaze (below)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp sparkling wine
- sparkling wine
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 80mins
preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour 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.
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. Beat on medium to high 3-5 mins 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 the remaining flour mixture. With rubber spatula scrape batter into prepared pan.
Bake 50 - 55 mins or until a wooden pick inserted near centre comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 15 mins. Turn out on rack; cool completely. Drizzle with sparkling wine glaze.
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.