New Year's Champagne Cake

New Year's Champagne Cake

This simple yet elegant dessert uses a cake mix and purchased frosting. It's extra special because Champagne replaces the water in the mix.

Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
SERVINGS
10
PREP TIME
20 mins

New Year's Champagne Cake

This simple yet elegant dessert uses a cake mix and purchased frosting. It's extra special because Champagne replaces the water in the mix.

Ingredients
  • 1  2  layer-size white cake mix
  •  Champagne or sparkling wine
  •  Few drops red food coloring
  • 2  16  ounce can vanilla frosting
  •  Fresh strawberries
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Directions
1. 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and lightly flour two 8x1-1/2-inch round cake pans; set aside.
2. 
Prepare cake mix according to package directions, except replace water with Champagne. Spread batter into prepared pans. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove cake layers from pans. Cool thoroughly on wire racks.
3. 
Stir a few drops of food coloring into frosting to make a light pink color. Place one cake layer, bottom side up, on a serving platter. Spread with about 1/2 can of frosting. Top with second cake layer, top side up. Spread top and sides of cake with remaining frosting. Garnish with strawberries. Makes 10 servings.
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