Champagne Cake
Cuisine: French
Author: Epicurus.com Kitchens
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 1 hour 10 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 package white cake mix
  • 1 package vanilla pudding mix, 3 1/2 ounces
  • 1 Cup salad oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Cup Champagne
Champagne Filling:
  • 1/3 Cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Champagne
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
Whipped Cream Frosting:
  • 2/3 Cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 Cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Cake: Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl and beat until blended. Then beat 4 minutes at low speed.
  2. Bake in two 9 inch greased and floured pans at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Cool about 5 minutes, then turn out on rack to cool.
  3. Put champagne filing between layers and frost with whipped cream.
  4. Filling: Combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt in saucepan. Mix together egg yolks and milk and add gradually. to dry ingredients mixing well. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until it boils and thickens. Boil 1 minute.
  5. Remove from heat. Place waxed paper directly on top of pudding and set aside to cool.
  6. When cold, stir in champagne and lemon juice. Spread between layers of cake.
  7. In small mixer bowl whip cream until stiff. Beat in sugar and vanilla. If desired, substitute 3 tablespoons champagne for vanilla, folding into stiffly beaten whipped cream.
Notes
Pink champagne may be used. Spumanti will give a slightly sweeter taste.
Recipe by Epicurus.com Recipes at https://www.epicurus.com/food/recipes/champagne-cake/3460/