Welcome to my recipe for Pink Champagne Dessert! This delectable dessert is perfect for any occasion, from birthdays to weddings and everything in between. Made with a light and fluffy champagne cake infused with the delicate flavor of pink champagne, it’s sure to be a hit with your guests.
What sets this recipe apart from others is the combination of flavors that make it absolutely irresistible. The cake layers are brushed with more pink champagne, which gives them extra moisture and enhances the overall flavor. Then, the layers are filled with a luscious cream cheese filling, studded with chunks of pineapple and pecans, and nestled between layers of frozen strawberries and bananas.
To top it all off, the fluffy Cool Whip frosting is perfectly sweetened with sugar and delicately flavored with even more pink champagne. It’s luxurious without being too heavy or overpowering.
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just looking to indulge in something deliciously decadent, this Pink Champagne Dessert is sure to impress. So grab a bottle of pink champagne and let’s get started!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Few things are more celebratory than a glass of sparkling pink champagne! But what if I told you that you could have the decadent taste and effervescence of pink champagne infused in a luscious, moist cake? Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the world of pink champagne cake – a dessert that is sure to win hearts and impress guests at any event.
This recipe takes the classic vanilla layer cake recipe and infuses it with pink champagne, making the flavor truly rose-tinted. The panna cotta layer adds an element of creaminess and subtle sweetness to this already delightful dessert, while the pink champagne buttercream frosting finishes it off with a touch of elegance. Not only is it delicious, but the cake is also light and airy, making it perfect for any occasion.
What’s more, this recipe is incredibly versatile – whether you’re celebrating a birthday or hosting a bridal shower, pink champagne cake will always make an impact. It’s also easy to make, with simple ingredients that are readily available at your local grocery store.
So go ahead, indulge in the luxurious taste of pink champagne without breaking the bank! Try this recipe out for yourself and experience the magic of this cult classic dessert. Trust me when I say that it will become your go-to treat for any celebration or just an excuse to toast life’s sweet moments!
- 1 box white cake mix
- 1 cup pink champagne (sparkling)
- ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
- 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup frozen strawberries, chopped
- 1 chunk pineapple, crushed and drained
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed
- ½ cup pecans, chopped
- 1 container Cool Whip
- 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
This list of ingredients includes everything you’ll need to make a delicious and sweet Pink Champagne dessert. Be sure to pick up a bottle of your favorite pink champagne and enough of the fresh fruits (strawberries, pineapple, and bananas) with some pecans to give this dessert its unique flavor. Other essential pantry staples such as flour, baking powder, sugar and salt are needed to bring out the perfect texture and taste in this dessert. An added bonus is using cream cheese, Cool Whip and vanilla extract to balance out the sweetness of this dessert.
The Recipe How-To
Step 1: Prepare the Champagne Cake
First, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease two 9-inch round cake pans.
In a large mixing bowl, sift together 2 ¼ cups (270g) of all-purpose flour and 3 tsp of baking powder.
Set aside the dry ingredients and in another mixing bowl, cream together 1 cup (226g) of unsalted butter at room temperature and 1 ½ cups (300g) of granulated sugar until fluffy.
Slowly add in 4 large eggs one at a time and continue mixing.
Next, stir in 2 tsp of vanilla extract and 1 cup (240 ml) of champagne.
Gradually mix in the flour mixture until just combined.
Divide the batter between the two prepared cake pans and bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Once done, take out from the oven and let it cool on a wire rack.
Step 2: Prepare the Pink Champagne Cake
Cut each layer of the cooled champagne cake horizontally to make four layers
Blend together one 10 oz package – frozen sliced strawberries in syrup, one 8 oz can – chunk pineapple with syrup first, scraping sides and then add one large banana. Blend well.
Fold in an extra “large” tub of prepared Cool Whip with spatula.
Place bottom layer on cake plate or platter; spread top with strawberry mixture all inside that layer circumference.
Top with next layer; repeat filling on it.
Repeat for third layer
Top with fourth layer
Step 3: Prepare Buttercream Frosting
Cream 1 stick butter until fluffy
Add powdered sugar slowly until crumbly
Add ⅓ cup (80 ml) pink champagne 1 tablespoon at a time, and beat until light and fluffy.
Once the frosting is ready, spread it around the edges and top of the cake.
Decorate as desired
This recipe may take a bit of time to prepare, but trust me, the result is totally worth it! With your homemade Pink Champagne Cake, you’ll definitely impress your family and guests.
Substitutions and Variations
If you’re looking to switch things up, there are plenty of ways to customize this Pink Champagne Dessert recipe. Here are a few ideas:
– Instead of using Cool Whip, try using homemade whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for a creamier texture.
– If you don’t have champagne cake mix on hand, use a white cake mix instead and add in 1/4 cup of pink champagne for a light and bubbly flavor.
– Add fresh strawberries or raspberries to the filling for an extra burst of fruity goodness.
– Swap out the pecans for almonds or walnuts, or omit them altogether if you prefer.
– For a non-alcoholic version, substitute the pink champagne for sparkling grape juice or ginger ale.
Feel free to experiment and make this recipe your own!
Serving and Pairing
This decadent Pink Champagne dessert is a showstopper, making it perfect for special occasions and dinner parties. It’s light, airy, and refreshing, which makes it an ideal finale to any meal. I recommend serving it chilled in individual parfait glasses or champagne flutes for a sophisticated touch.
Moreover, when it comes to pairing, Pink Champagne dessert is best enjoyed with fresh fruits such as berries, especially raspberries or strawberries. The tartness of the berries cuts through the sweetness of the cake gracefully. Additionally, you can also consider pairing this dessert with a glass of pink champagne or sparkling rosé to match the flavor profile of the cake.
For those who prefer non-alcoholic pairings, a cup of hot chamomile tea complements the Pink Champagne dessert well. Alternatively, you can serve it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream garnished with pomegranate seeds for extra texture and flavor.
The Pink Champagne dessert has a unique blend of flavors that also goes well after a savory dish, poultry or fish being the top picks that make great companions to this cake course. With their subtle taste and juicy textures, they work together harmoniously.
No matter how you choose to serve it, Pink Champagne dessert is sure to impress your guests and leave them craving more.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
This Pink Champagne dessert can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve. If you choose to make it a day ahead, just wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil once it has cooled down to room temperature.
To store leftover Pink Champagne dessert, cover it tightly with plastic wrap, or store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This dessert will last up to 3 days if stored properly.
If you need to reheat the Pink Champagne dessert, you can do so in the microwave or oven. To use the microwave, place a slice on a microwave-safe plate and heat for about 15 seconds. If your slice is frozen, defrost it overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
To reheat the Pink Champagne dessert in the oven, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and bake for 10-15 minutes or until heated through. Remember that this dessert is delicate, so be careful not to overbake it.
Whether enjoyed fresh from the oven or as leftovers, this Pink Champagne dessert will impress your friends and family with its decadent texture and delicious flavor.
Tips for Perfect Results
To achieve the perfect Pink Champagne dessert, here are some tips to follow:
1. Use quality ingredients: Like with any recipe, the quality of the ingredients you use is crucial. Make sure to use fresh fruits and good quality champagne.
2. Chill the champagne and Cool Whip: It’s important to have both the champagne and Cool Whip chilled before using them in this recipe. This will help the mixture thicken properly and hold shape.
3. Don’t over-mix: When combining the cream cheese, sugar, and strawberries, be careful not to over-mix it. Over-mixing can cause lumps and a grainy texture in the final product.
4. Experiment with substitutions: If you don’t have all of the ingredients on hand, feel free to experiment with substitutions. For example, you can use chopped almonds instead of pecans or substitute frozen raspberries for strawberries.
5. Make sure your cake is completely cooled: Before adding your pink champagne mixture onto your cake crumbles, make sure that they are completely cooled down or else they will become too soggy too quickly.
6. Handle with care: Be gentle when handling your Pink Champagne as it can easily break apart if moved too much.
Following these tips will ensure that you create a delicious dessert that everyone will enjoy!
Before we move on to the FAQ section, let me provide some tips for perfect results when making this delightful pink champagne dessert. Remember to use unsalted butter at room temperature for a smooth and creamy texture, and sift the dry ingredients together for a perfectly moist cake. Making substitutions or variations is also possible, which we will cover in the next section. Now, let’s address some frequently asked questions about this recipe.
What is pink champagne cake made of?
This delectable dessert, known as Pink Champagne Cake, boasts of a buttery and sweet taste combined with a champagne aroma. It features a vanilla cake base soaked in rose champagne and adorned with a creamy champagne buttercream frosting.
Is there alcohol in pink champagne cake?
Pink champagne cake does contain alcohol, but the amount can vary depending on the size of the cake being baked. For smaller cakes, a portion of the alcohol content will remain while larger cakes will have the alcohol baked out entirely.
Why is it called pink champagne cake?
A delectable treat known as the pink champagne cake has gained popularity. Its distinguishing characteristic is the use of pink champagne flavoring, which adds a unique touch to its taste. This dessert is fitting for any event – be it a joyous occasion or just a casual one. Given its soft pink hue, it is particularly fitting for celebrations such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or bachelorette parties.
Does pink champagne cupcake have alcohol?
The inclusion of pink champagne in the batter and the frosting of the pink champagne cupcakes makes them alcoholic as the champagne is reduced before addition. Although some alcohol may dissipate during the cooking process, the frosting will still contain a significant amount.
As a dessert lover and a wine enthusiast, I can assert that this Pink Champagne dessert recipe is an excellent choice for any special occasion or casual dinner with friends. This dessert combines the delicate and crisp taste of pink champagne with a moist cake infused with pink champagne and layered with fluffy pink champagne buttercream frosting.
Although it might sound challenging, this recipe is easy to follow and versatile, as you can switch some ingredients or make-ahead for a stress-free dessert process. Additionally, the flavor combinations and pairing options are endless, so you can never go wrong.
In conclusion, if you’re looking for a unique dessert that will leave your guests talking about your culinary skills, consider making this Pink Champagne dessert recipe! It’s a delicious way to incorporate an already delicious drink into a delightful treat to end any meal on a high note. Trust me; your friends and family will thank you for it!
Pink Champagne (a Dessert) Recipe
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 (8 ounce) carton Cool Whip or (8 ounce) carton whipped cream
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen strawberries
- 2 large bananas, quartered and chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1 (8 ounce) can chunk pineapple
- Cream sugar and cream cheese together.
- Mix frozen strawberries, bananas, pecans and pineapple together.
- Add fruit mixture to the cream cheese mixture.
- Fold in cool whip.
- Freeze until firm.
- Take out of freezer and allow to thaw a few minutes before serving.
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