Vanilla-Sparkling Wine Pound Cake

Vanilla-Sparkling Wine Pound Cake
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
50 mins
Cool Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup sparkling wine or milk

  • 3 tablespoon sour cream

  • 2 cup sugar

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, melted

  • ¼ cup safflower or canola oil

  • 5 cold eggs

  • 2 tablespoon vanilla paste or vanilla extract

  • 1 recipe Sparkling Wine Glaze, recipe below

Sparkling Wine Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • Sparkling wine


  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

  1. In small bowl combine powdered sugar and 1 Tbsp. sparkling wine. Stir in additional wine, 1 tsp. at a time, to reach drizzling consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

361 Calories
14g Fat
51g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 361
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 145mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 5g
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 55mg 1%
Folate, total 52.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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