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Sherry Wine Cake


Drinking wine is great ~ 
eating dessert is great ~ 
combining the two is ecstasy!




We hosted a neighborhood get-together at our house recently, and Valery brought this luscious cake.

Evidently, the cake has been around awhile, but it was new to Bill and I, and I was very happy to meet it. 

It’s a buttery, dense cake with a unique taste.  It’s easy to make, and sophisticated, without tasting boozy ~ it’s delicious!




Cream sherry is a fortified wine made by fermenting white grapes and then adding brandy, which is a distilled wine with a high alcohol content.  

The wine is deliberately exposed to air, which makes it darker and sweeter than other fortified wines. 

Sherry is nutty in taste with hints of vanilla, fruit and caramel --- a perfect ingredient for this cake.

It’s a great cake to whip up for any occasion!


Sherry Wine Cake
Printable recipe

Ingredients:

1 (18.25 ounce) yellow cake mix
1 (3.4 ounce) vanilla instant pudding mix
4 large eggs
½ cup vegetable oil
¾ cup cream sherry or sweet golden sherry
Powdered sugar

Method:

Beat cake mix and next 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer.
Pour batter into a greased and floured 10” tube pan.
Bake at 350˚ for 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes; remove from pan, and cool on wire rack.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Serve with ice cream or berries, if desired.



ENJOY!




Comments

  1. I remember this, and your right, it is delicious!

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  2. Great, Melynda! Somehow I missed it back when, but discovered it's delicious!

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  3. I love this cake... Isn't it fun to discover something new that is soooo delicious?

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  4. I am definitely saving this recipe.....!! Can't wait to make this one for home groups night

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  5. Hi Pam,
    Sorry I have not come to visit more often, but my mom is still in rehab and she was in the hospital on the weekend, for a blood transfusion. Now she is back at rehab again...It is very stressful and hard for my dad. But I am here and I love this cake. Never had this or heard of it but it must be very tasty. Love the idea that you use the boxed case mix, pudding, and of course sherry...Simple but I am sure very appetizing! Thanks for sharing...keep warm and have a wonderful rest of the week...
    Dottie :)

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    1. Hi Dottie! Hope your mother is doing better now. This cake is so easy, thanks to the cake mix and it's truly delicious. Take care and have a great weekend!

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  6. I love this kind of cake! sounds like you have a winner to me right here!

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    1. Thanks, Claudia! It's a good one!

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  7. I like boozy cakes :-) looks great and did not know sherry was exposed to air!

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    1. Boozy cakes work for me too, Evelyne! Have a great weekend!

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  8. Pam, I've never heard of a sherry wine cake but it sounds and looks delicious. Lots of flavor going on plus its dense and moist, two must haves for me when it comes to cakes. Thanks and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. It's really delicious, Dave! You said it all, dense, moist and delicious. Take care

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  9. Oh yum!! When I was waitressing years ago, the owner of the supper club used to make this kind of cake on the last weekend of every month. It seems like she poured some kind of liquer over the top before serving.

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    1. Bet it was good, Liz! Not too many supper clubs around anymore, unfortunately. Thanks for the visit!

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  10. Hi Pam,
    This is the kinda of cake that I would love to have with a cup of tea! Simple and good!

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    1. Hi Joyce! It would be great with tea! Delicious!

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  11. This does look like a perfect cake for company..sounds so good too! I know a few people who would love if I baked this for them. Have a great week Pam!

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    1. Yes, it's a good company cake, laurie! Maybe you will be making it one of these days. :-)

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  12. I'll bet the flavor is wonderful! What a great recipe, Pam.

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  13. This sounds like a special cake indeed! I remember when I was little, and we'd go to big Italian weddings in Chicago, there was always desserts enhanced with wine and liqueurs! Sadly, I wasn't able to taste them at that age, but I know that these cakes are delightful!

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    1. Thanks, Roz! Ha, that sounds like Chicago, and the area around us! Those big Italian weddings are great! The sherry adds great flavor and makes it moist and delicious. Take care

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  14. Mmmmmm my sort of cake thanks for sharing. Hope all is well Diane

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    1. Thanks, Diane! Glad you like it!

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  15. Looks soft in the pic. (Not in a bad way)
    Sounds yummy. Don't know much about the Sherry though.

    M : )

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    1. Thanks, Melinda! It's really good and yummy!

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  16. Sherry in cake? Yes! Never had it, will definitely have to try it. This is inspired -- thanks.

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    1. It's good and boozy, John! Hope you try it and like it!

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  17. Certainly a cake I would enjoy! Looks great and sounds fabulous :)

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    1. Great, Tricia! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  18. Oh, I love this cake. Who know such goodness could come out of a box of cake mix. This is on my to bake list😋

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    1. Thanks, Geraldine! Hope you like it! It so easy with that cake mix, and delicious!

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  19. Ok count me in for this cake! I love the addition of alcohol in baking!

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    1. Sure thing, Katerina! It's my kind of cake!

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  20. A fantastic boozy cake, Pam. I love the dense moist texture.

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  21. Hey Pam.....wanted to let you know....I made this cake yesterday....tonight I had a phone call from our oldest granddaughter....she just wanted to let me know that this cake is now one of her favorites. Her words.....Please make this for my Birthday!! It is awesome! woo hoo....big hit!!

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    1. Great, Shug! Thanks for letting me know. Glad you all like it as much as we do. Your granddaughter has good taste! :-) Thanks again! It's a good favorite!

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  22. What a delightful surprise, Pam. My aunt use to make a sherry cake when I was a little girl. I remember how special I use to feel when I was "allowed" to have a sliver...I really should bake one now that I'm a big girl, lol...

    Thanks for sharing, Pam...

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    1. P.S. I would happily send you a clipping of the string of hearts plant if you can't find it in the nursery Pam. Mine is growing like wild fire!!!

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    2. Hi Louise! I bet that was a great cake that your aunt made. It's was a special cake for you. :-) Hope you're having a great day.
      And thanks so much for the plant offer! I'm happy to say I was so happy to find it recently, it's great and thanks again!

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    3. Hi Pam:)
      I'm so glad you found the String of Hearts plant again. When I was watering mine today, I noticed it's still flowering, lol...Enjoy it, Pam. It's perfect for Valentine's Day, lol...

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  23. I have always liked sherry so I have no doubt that I would love this cake!

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  24. We love to cook with sherry and always have a bottle. Lovely cake Pam. It's new to me too.
    Sam

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  25. I hadn't heard of this cake either, thanks for the introduction. :)

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  26. There's something about adding pudding that really makes a cake, moist.

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