Champagne Cake

Total Time:
55 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 box (1-pound 2 1/4-ounce) moist white cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups extra dry Champagne
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 can whipped white frosting
  • 1/4 teaspoon Champagne flavoring
  • Silver mini disco balls, optional
  • Silver Dragees, optional, if available in your area
  • Silver edible glitter, optional
Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat the bottom of a 9 by-13-inch cake pan with cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl combine the cake mix, Champagne, vegetable oil, and egg whites. Beat on low speed with an electric mixer until just combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula and continue beating on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into the prepared cake pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Remove it from the oven and cool completely.

Empty the frosting into a small bowl and add the Champagne flavoring. Stir to combine and set aside.

To make the mini-cakes, with a 3-inch ring mold (or use an 8-ounce pineapple can with top and bottom removed) stamp out 6 cakes. Slice the cakes in half, horizontally, to make layers. Frost the bottom layer, replace the top layer and frost the tops and sides of cake. Decorate with the disco balls, Dragees, and glitter, if using.

Cook's notes: Champagne flavoring and edible glitter are available where cake and candy making supplies are sold. Dragees, or silver candy balls, are not available in all states.


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My family and friends love this cake. I get requests to make all the time. I have found that 2 8 inch cake pans or baking in a 13X9X2 also work just fine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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i make this cake every thanksgiving and christmas. my family loves it, so much so i double the receipe when i make it. i find the extract in many available stores. ac moore, michaels or even a local candy store carries it. any store that carries wilton cake products more than likely will have the extract. i have also used pink champagne and the cake was a wonderful pink color. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You can buy Champagne Flavoring/Extract at online bakery shops. I got mine at http://www.layercakeshop.com/index.php/Shop/Baking/Champagne-Flavoring-Oil.html at Layer Cake Shop, and there are others. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had to call all over to find it myself. Not sure what stores you have around you, but try your nearest specialty shop. In our area its called 'The Party Store' and it carries wedding invitations, costumes, specialty cake items, chocolate molds, melting chocolates and things of that nature. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Where did you all find the champagne extract?? What store? item not reviewed by moderator and published
This cake is AWESOME. I made 75 cakes, decorated each one differently and they were the hit of the baby shower. I had a difficult time locating the champagne flavoring, but when I found them, I purchased 8 bottles. Friends are requesting these cakes for baby showers, bridal parties and I charge them $4.50 a cake. Angie Herndon, VA item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this cake twice now and loved it even more the second time. It's worth the effort to find the champagne flavoring...it really changes the taste of the icing. I also followed the suggestion of using strawberry filling. Strawberries and champagne...perfect combo! Also...use champagne you'd normally drink...I didn't use extra dry. I've made it a full size three-layer cake, cupcakes with a dallop of the preserves under the icing, and as mini cakes and all came out wonderful. I dust them all with edible silver glitter and have even topped it with silver roses and ribbon...talk about a centerpiece. Try it exactly as the recipe calls and you'll love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have had champagne cake before and never was a fan. But my fiance begged me to make a cake like the one we had a his cousins wedding. After a long debate, I gave in. I told him we would not have this disgusting cake at our wedding. It was a surprise for him. I am a pastry chef by trade, and I even found it rather hard to find champagne extract, so I thought hard and decided to make a champagne concentrate instead. I told the white cake mix and added lemon zest and lemon extract, then I toold raspberry preserves and folded it with whipped cream for the filling. And the frosting was where the champagne came in. I boiled the champagne to nearly half it orignal quantity and added it to white store-bought frosting, then thicken it back up with 10X sugar. What a wonderful surprise. My husband absolutley loved it, and the guests that didn't like the champange flavoring(myself included) could still enjoy the cake without the frosting. In all a fantastic success. Thank you for the ideas Sandra and keep them coming. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this cake for my dad for his birthday and he loved it! It felt so good to make something that was more homemade than store-bought. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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