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Champagne Celebration Cake

 

31

Yield

1

cake

Prep

10

min

Cook

30

min

Ready

40

min

Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

4 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups sugar
5 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 ⅔ cups milk
1 cup vegetable shortening
*
½ cup champagne
*
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
12 each food coloring
red
*
8 each egg whites
*
9 tablespoons champagne
1 x crystallized flowers
*
Champagne buttercream
¾ cup vegetable shortening
*
¾ cup butter
or margarine
1 tablespoon champagne
4 ½ cups powdered sugar
1 x food coloring
red
*

Directions

Grease and lightly flour one 9 inch round pan and one 13x9x2 pan; set aside.

In a very large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and ¼ teaspoon salt.

Add milk, shortening, ½ cup champagne, vanilla, and, if desired, red food coloring.

Beat on low to medium speed about 30 seconds or just until combined, scraping bowl constantly.

Beat on medium speed 2 minutes.

Add unbeaten egg whites; beat 2 minutes. (Batter may appear slightly curdled. ) Spread 2¾ cups batter in 9 inch pan and remaining batter in 13x9x2 pan. Bake at 350~F 30 to 35 minutes for round cake and 40 to 45 minutes for rectangular cake or until cake tests done. Cool cakes in pans on racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely. Using cardboard circle patterns of 4 and 6 inches, cut one 4-inch and one 6-inch cake layer from the 13x9x2 cake. If desired, drizzle 3 tablespoons of champagne over the top of each round cake layer. Place the 9-inch cake layer on a serving plate; frost sides and top. Lining up the backs of the layers, place the 6-inch cake on top of the 9-inch cake; frost sides and top. Repeat with remainging 4-inch cake. If desired, tint any remaining frosting; decorate with tinted frosting and flowers. Serves 24. CHAMPAGNE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING: In a bowl beat shortening and butter or margarine until combined. Beat in champagne or cream sherry. Beat in sifted powdered sugar and a few drops red food coloring. If necessary, beat in additional champagne or cream sherry to make frosting spreading consistency. Makes 3¾ cups.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 742g (26.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 207816% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 23g 117%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 371mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 130g 130%
Dietary Fiber 3g 14%
Sugars g
Protein 34g
Vitamin A 25% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 28% Iron 37%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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