Saturday, February 26, 2011

Blackberry Wine Cake

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for the cake:
1 box Duncan Hines white cake mix
1 cup canola oil
1/2 c chopped pecans
1 small box blackberry Jell-o (I like to use Blackberry Fusion flavor)
1/4 c blackberry jelly, microwaved for 15-20 secs
4 eggs
1 c blackberry wine

for the "pour" & glaze:
1 stick butter
1 c confectioners sugar
1/2 cup blackberry wine

preheat oven to 350.  Spray bundt (or similar) pan with Baker's Joy OR grease & flour your pan.  Sprinke chopped pecans around bottom of pan.  Mix all ingredients and gently pour into pan.  Tap to remove any air bubbles & bake for 35-40 minutes, until top is golden and cake is done.

When cake has about 10-15 minutes remaining, prepare the pour & glaze.  Melt butter over low heat.  Add wine & sugar.  Heat until sugar has melted and no clumps are remaining.

Once you remove cake from oven, immediately (delicately) poke holes in the cake using a fork and pour 3/4 of the mixture into the cake WHILE CAKE IS STILL IN THE PAN.  Let it sit & soak for 30 minutes (or more).  Once you turn the cake out, drizzle glaze over top. 

WANNA MIX IT UP?  This cake can be made using strawberry wine & strawberry Jello in place of anything blackberry.  If you wanna "jazz" up the presentation, you can reduce blackberries or strawberries with some sugar & add a little to each slice or use with the presentation of the entire cake before serving.

what you will need:                           

spray pan with Baker's Joy.

sprinkle chopped nuts along bottom of pan, set aside.....

prepare cake ingredients in large mixing bowl

mix well......

really well...... until smooth

gently pour into bundt/tube pan.

when cake has 10 minutes to go,
melt butter over med/low heat

once melted, add powdered sugar & wine
heat until no lumps appear and sugar is dissolved.
you'll be tempted to taste this - it's pretty tasty!
(just don't burn your tongue)

remove cake from oven & gently poke holes into cake with fork.
Gently pour 3/4 of the mixture into/onto the cake.
Let the cake sit for 30 minutes, or more to soak up the yummy sauce.

once it has soaked up all of the goodness & sat for at least 30 minutes,
invert onto dish..... 

& drizzle with remaining glaze.

go ahead and have a slice while it's still warm : )
enjoy with an ice cold glass of milk.

now that isn't the most sophisticated picture,
BUT I could hardly wait any longer to give it a taste


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