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Elle Oct 22, 2003 09:28 AM

I was just wondering if anyone has heard of Pink Champagne Cake and if so, what does it taste like and is it good? I just came across a recipe in an old magazine and it looks interesting.

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    Mrs. Smith RE: Elle Oct 22, 2003 02:35 PM

    Does it actually contain pink champagne? Is the cake pink? Please post!

    If this is good, it sounds like a hilariously fun cake for a bridal shower or ladies' lunch.

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      Elle RE: Mrs. Smith Oct 22, 2003 03:42 PM

      Yes, the recipe I have at home calls for two cups of pink champagne in the cake and approximately half a cup in the buttercream frosting. I will post the recipe a little later today when I have a chance to dig the recipe out. It sounds really festive and fun.

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        Elle RE: Mrs. Smith Oct 22, 2003 08:39 PM

        It looks like this recipe makes enough cake for tiers or a really nice layer cake and lots of cupcakes. I have not tried this recipe so I have no idea what it tastes like.

        Pink Champagne Celebration Cake

        6 egg whites
        3 cups sifted all purpose flour
        1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
        3/4 teaspoon baking soda
        1/2 teaspoon salt
        3/4 cup shortening
        2 2/3 cups sugar
        1 teaspoon vanilla
        8 to 10 drops pink or red food coloring
        2 cups pink champagne (or regular champagne)

        Let egg whites stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Grease pans and line with parchment paper. Grease paper and lightly flour pans.

        Preheat oven to 350.
        In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside.

        In a large mixing bowl beat shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, vanilla, food colorling and beat until well combined. Gradually add egg whites beating well after each additon. Alternately add flour mixtue and champagne to beaten mixture starting and ending with flour just until combined. (batter will appear curdled after champagne additons, but smooth after all of the flour mixture has been added.

        Pour in prepared pans and bake for 35-40 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.

        Creamy Champagne Frosting

        1 cup softened butter
        4 cups sifted powdered sugar
        1/4 cup milk
        1/4 cup Champagne
        few drops of pink food coloring
        1 tablespoon vanilla
        Additonal 5 cups of powdered sugar

        Beat butter for 30 seconds gradually add powdered sugar, milk, champagne and vanilla. Beat in an additonal 5 cups powdered sugar until of spreading consistency

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          Colleen RE: Elle Oct 22, 2003 08:45 PM

          Thanks for the post. It looks like it will be fun to try.

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            armywife218 RE: Elle Sep 20, 2011 09:34 AM

            as far as champagne brand and kind goes what suggustions do you all have. I am planning on making this recipe for a friends Anniversary cake decorated with sugar flowers. would a basic Buttercream frosting taste ok with this or is the champagne frosting?

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          Mariko RE: Elle Oct 22, 2003 02:49 PM

          We used to get pink champagne cake all the time when I was growing up. I don't know if it actually has champagne in it, but I always assumed it was a festive cake meant to be eaten WITH champagne?

          Anyway, as far as I know, it's a very sweet white cake decorated with huge white chocolate curls (usually pink). We bought ours from the Hillsdale Pastry Shop in Portland, OR, but the Madonna Inn (http://www.madonnainn.com) in San Luis Obispo, CA, makes a massive, crazy-looking one.

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            gourmaise RE: Mariko Oct 24, 2003 08:33 PM

            When I lived in the SLO area, we'd get one of these every 6 months or so from Madonna - they were excellent.

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            jenn RE: Elle Oct 22, 2003 05:39 PM

            I've heard of it but I haven't tried it. My cousin lives in Bremerton Washington and the bakery that purportedly started the cake is located near his house.

            Link: http://www.banfill.com/PinkChampagne.htm

            1. Vetter RE: Elle Sep 20, 2011 06:10 PM

              I've never heard of that, but it sounds fun. It reminds me of this Food52 recipe for a birthday cake made with white wine: http://www.food52.com/recipes/6857_gr...

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                WINDELLA RE: Elle Sep 27, 2011 12:45 PM

                The Pink Champagne Cake at the Madonna Inn is amazing! It's really delicious,very moist I don't think it had champagne in the cake,not sure but really tasty! Wish I could find their recipe,I'll try this one that's posted,anyone make this one? how was it?

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                  JCTKrause RE: Elle Feb 20, 2014 12:37 AM

                  what size cake pans do you use?

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                    Emme RE: JCTKrause Feb 23, 2014 08:50 PM

                    this is an old post, so i'll chime in.. assuming you're asking in regards to the recipe elle posted above, i'd recommend, based upon volume, using either 3 - 8" pans or a single ½ sheet pan.

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                    Eachna RE: Elle Feb 24, 2014 10:07 AM

                    I've had it. It's very sweet. My best friend had it for her Sweet Sixteen cake and that was a pink cake with white frosting.

                    "Real" pink champagne cake should have pink champagne in it.

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