' MacLeod Family Vineyard - Berry Wine Cake, Honorable Mention, Merlot Cook Off

Berry Wine Cake, Honorable Mention, Merlot Cook Off

Berry Wine Cake, Honorable Mention, Merlot Cook Off

Recipe by Greta, Carmel Valley, CA.

At a Glance

Serves: 6-8

Description

Sumitted by Greta from Carmel Valley, the merlot cook off entry was a favorite among the family.  Extra points for using fresh berries.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup blackberries, rinsed and drained (divided)

3/4 cup raspberries, rinsed and drained (divided)

1 cup MacLeod Merlot

1 cup + 1 Tbl sugar (divided)

1/2 cup butter, room temperature

1 cup flour

2 large eggs

1 tsp baking powder

Directions:

Pre heat oven to 350F.

In a bowl gently mix 1/2 cup each of blackberries and raspberris, add merlto and 1 Tbl of sugar

Butter and flour a 9 inch cake pan

In a bowl with mixer on high speed, beat sugar and butter until blended

Add eggs and beat until fluffy

Add flour and baking powder, stir to combine and then beat into a stiff batter

Scrape batter into cake pan and smooth.  

Drain wine marinade from berries, reserve wine.  Spoon berries and 2 Tbl of wine over batter

Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes (cake will pull away from pan sides when done)

Cool and then plate cake.  Sprinkle with remaining berries and a little more sugar.

Cut into wedges, moisten wedges with some of remaining wine.

Serve with butter, whipped cream, or ice cream.

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