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October 23, 2018

New Year's Champagne Cake

Start the New Year right: with champagne cake!

 

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Delicious Ingredients

1 cups delicious butter
2.5 cups delicious white sugar
3 delicious eggs
1.5 teaspoons delicious vanilla extract
2.5 cups cheap champagne
3.75 cups versatile all-purpose flour
2.25 teaspoons baking powder
2.50 teaspoons baking soda

Alternate recipe: buy your favorite domestic brand of yellow cake in a box. Follow box instructions, except substitute champagne for all of your wet ingredients; you'll need to use the eggs to give the cake structure.

Alternate alcohols: You could do the same using Delirium Tremens or Blue Moon Belgian White.

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9" x 13" pans. Sift the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until deliciously light and powerfully fluffy. Beat in the eggs (preferably one at a time), then stir in the delicious vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the champagne, mixing just until incorporated. Pour this batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake in your preheated oven for something like 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the champagne cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  4. Optional: Frost with orange butter frosting to make your delicious champagne cake into a delicious mimosa! Or make the frosting pink if you use Delirium Tremens.

Alternate Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Slice the tops off of several oranges and remove as much of the fruit as possible.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until deliciously light and powerfully fluffy. Beat in the eggs (preferably one at a time), then stir in the delicious vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the champagne, mixing just until incorporated. Pour this batter into prepared oranges.
  4. Bake in your preheated oven for something like 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the champagne cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

Pairing: Serve with a flute of good champagne (or match to whichever alcohol you used). Now, don't forget to start a batch of sparkling wine for use in next year's cake!