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Tuesday, March 15, 2011


When presented with their first taste of a white wine cake, most individuals don't have a clue as to what ingredient is lending it's uniqueness to the exceptional flavor of the cake, but you can count on them requesting the recipe each and every time.

1 box yellow cake mix
1 (3 ¾ ounce) box instant vanilla pudding
4 eggs
½ cup canola oil
½ cup water
½ cup  dry white wine like Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc
1 ½ cups chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix all ingredients, except nuts for 1 minute on low speed. Scrape sides of bowl, and mix on medium speed for two minutes. Fold in 1 cup of pecans. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan, and sprinkle remaining pecans on bottom of pan. Add cake batter and place in oven. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Cool on baking rack.


2 cups powdered sugar
1 stick butter, softened
½ cup of the same wine used in the cake
½ cup water

Combine all ingredients in saucepan and heat until boiling. Drizzle over cooled cake.

"The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once." ~H.V. Prochnow

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