I’m a white wine lover. So when I first heard of wine cake, I was all, “Hell yes!” While I don’t drink a lot of sherry, the fortified wine seemed to be the go to for this cake (because, this cake is straight out of the 70’s).
So, of course, I had to try my hand at making a sherry wine cake for Christmas a few years ago. It’s now part of my holiday tradition and one of my favorite desserts. Because who doesn’t want a wine bundt cake?! This post may contain affiliate links. That means if you buy something from one of my links, I make money.
When I hear “wine cake”, I think of the perfect girl’s night dessert idea. But when you taste it, you realize it’s the perfect Christmas breakfast idea. The nutmeg makes this Sherry Wine Cake Recipe the perfect holiday cake.
Of course, you can eat this other times of day too, (it would be fantastic after dinner with a cup of coffee). Don’t worry if you have kids, the alcohol cooks out during baking and you are left with a super flavorful, moist white wine bundt cake.
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This sherry wine cake couldn’t be easier. It uses boxed cake mix as the base, vanilla pudding mix, oil and eggs. Basic, right? Then you add fresh nutmeg and sherry wine. I don’t know anything about sherry wine.
I bought this one at the grocery store, but the bottle I previously used (found at a wine shop) had a hint of orange to it that I really enjoyed.
Sherry is a fortified wine (alcohol added, usually brandy) and has a really nice, warm flavor. There are tons of different varieties and I can’t see how you could go wrong with any of them.
It adds a depth of flavor to the cake that is really lovely. And between the wine and the pudding, the cake is nice and moist.I bought this bundt pan specifically for this recipe. I can’t believe I didn’t have one before! I love that it basically decorates the cake for you. I’m not that great with making pretty baked goods so this pan does all the heavy lifting which is awesome.
Now that I have the pan, a wine bundt cake is my go-to hostess gift during the holidays.
How to Make a White Wine Cake
Just mix all the ingredients together. Totes easy. My favorite kind of recipe.
Put the batter in a greased and floured bundt pan. Your wine cake is done in about 50 minutes. And your house will smell AMAZING!
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It’s straight out of the 70’s and people LOVE anything nostalgic! Don’t get me wrong, this cake works any time of the year. It’s always a good time for wine cake!
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Printable Recipe for Sherry Wine Cake
Sherry Wine Cake
This cake tastes like Christmas and I'm here for it.
- 1 box Yellow cake mix
- 1 small box instant vanilla pudding 3 oz
- 3/4 cup oil
- 3/4 cup Sherry wine I think you are supposed to use Cream Sherry
- 1 tsp nutmeg freshly grated
- 4 eggs
Mix dry cake mix and dry pudding.
Add oil and Sherry wine.
Beat at high speed to mix well.
Add in one egg at a time, beating in between each egg.
Beat for about 5 more minutes after the last egg.
Oil and flour a Bundt pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes and test.
Watch carefully - do not over bake.
Turn out of Bundt pan immediately.
Let cool completely.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Then eat your face off.
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This Sherry Wine Cake is such a fun dessert idea! It’s easy to make and even easier to eat!