I made this recipe a couple of months ago, and my whole family just devoured it. My mom said it was the best cake she had ever eaten. It's a little different than the other recipes for Blackberry Wine Cake that are posted here. I had misplaced the recipe after making it and hunted all over the 'net trying to find it again, with no luck. I finally found my copy today and I'm posting it so I never lose it again! The prep time includes the time to let the cake sit in the pan absorbing the glaze.
- 1⁄2 cup nuts, chopped (I used walnuts)
- 18 ounces white cake mix
- 3 ounces blackberry Jell-O (can use raspberry or black cherry)
- 4 eggs
- 1⁄2 cup cooking oil
- 1 cup blackberry wine (I used Mogan David)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1⁄2 cup blackberry wine
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 -1 1⁄2 cup powdered sugar (to thicken the glaze)
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- Grease and flour a Bundt pan; sprinkle the nuts in the bottom of the pan.
- In a large bowl, combine the cake mix and gelatin.
- Add the eggs, oil and wine.
- At low speed, beat just until moistened.
- Increase the speed to medium and beat for 2 more minutes; scrape the bowl frequently.
- Pour in the Bundt pan and bake for 45-50 minutes.
- Glaze: Bring the 1 c powdered sugar, wine and butter to a boil; the glaze will be fairly thin.
- While the cake is still warm and in the Bundt pan, pour half of the glaze on the cake.
- Let the cake sit for 30 minutes to absorb the glaze.
- Turn the cake out of the pan and completely cool.
- Thicken the remaining half of the glaze with additional powdered sugar and pour over the cake.
- (NOTE: I tried to put in just additional powdered sugar to thicken the glaze, but it wouldn't accept it without an amount. I'm guessing on the additional amount that I actually used. I think it was about an additional cup of powdered sugar to thicken the glaze to the consistency that I wanted. Of course, you can use the amount necessary to thicken to the consistency that you like).
This is a wonderful recipe! I have made it several times. I've also made it using strawberry wine and jello. It was just as good, if not better! I'm about to try it with peach! I also have to add more powdered sugar, and use less wine in the glaze.
A great cake. I used StJames blackberry wine. I think St James wines are the best wines that you can buy. It put this cake over the top. I used pecans because that is what I had on hand. A company cake for sure.
My husband tried a piece of Blackberry Wine Cake at a farm auction. He came home and told me to try to make one. I made this one. He loved it. Will be sure to make it again... Thanks for posting this recipe...