The winner of the first Bundts Across America Contest was this Chocolate Cabernet Flavors Di ‘Vine’ Wine Cake. Will your cake be next?
Bundts Across America Contest
Plus The First Year’s Winning Recipe: Chocolate Cabernet Flavors Di ‘Vine’ Wine Cake
CAPSULE REPORT: Bundt pans make it so easy to produce an impressive dessert. Their own line of cake mixes makes the process even easier. You can read our review of the Bundt cake pans and cake mixes, both of which can be used as a base to create your own award-winning cake in the company’s Bundts Across America contest. The deadline for the 2007 contest is September 1.
Love wine and chocolate? Then pre-heat the oven, get out your favorite Bundt pan and make this award-winning recipe.
The first year of the Bundts Across America contest theme called for recipes that were representative of the state the baker hailed from. Margo Murdock Murphy, a third grade teacher who is married to a grape grower in Stockton, California, evoked her region’s wine-growing heritage with Chocolate Cabernet Flavors Di ‘Vine’ Wine Cake. The recipe, below, features a creative combination of chocolate devil’s food cake, black cherry gelatin and California Cabernet Sauvignon, a rich and complex-flavored cake from a basic list of ingredients.
With all the “from scratch” entries, the winner started with a cake mix. “I’ve learned from scratch that things don’t always have to be made from scratch,” says Mary Murdock Murphy. “People have so much to do in their daily lives, it’s nice to be able to make something that’s quick, but still elegant and delicious. That’s why I used a cake mix as one of my key ingredients.
Married to a grape grower, she pulled out a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon and studied the label. It spoke about the black cherry flavors in cabernet, which inspired her to add the black cherry gelatin. Vanilla is a flavor that often comes from the oak in which the wine is aged. And dark chocolate is an excellent pairing with cabernet, as opposed to a yellow cake.
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