Sounds gross – but a definite “keeper”

white wine cake

Can you stand one more recipe from our beach escape?  My old friend Linda Barton Aultman brought this cake which I really tried to avoid until we had consumed all the other sweets.  I had a tiny pinch and discovered it was fabulous.  Like a pound cake only 10 times better.


The girls of West Point High Class of 65 sure know how to cook, myself excluded.That’s Barton on the left with Carole of Pecan Banana Bread fame and Betty Lynn whose culinary skills include dropping lemon slices into water.

Betty Lynn and I are like-minded. We step out of the way when someone is in the kitchen.

We played a pretty fun game on our beach outing. We ate at restaurants mostly, but on the evenings we “stayed in” to watch the Wedding Date, we divided into two teams -one team did one evening meal and the rest did the other, including clean up.  On the night Betty Lynn and I did dinner we bought a couple of pizzas.

I think Linda made up this wine cake  when she was slightly tipsy and just poured in the last of her wine.  But she succeeded in producing a very moist, flavorful cake which anyone can do if they know how to dump a few ingredients into a bowl.  Try it – I guarantee you will love it.


1 Pkg Butter Recipe Golden Cake Mix

1 (3 oz) pkg. instant Vanilla Pudding Mix

½ cup Vegetable Oil

4 Large Eggs (at room temperature)

½ cup White Wine

½ cup Water

Spray bunt pan with Baker’s Joy. Sprinkle ½ cup of chopped pecans on bottom of pan. Preheat oven 325 degrees.

Bake 40 to 50 minutes or toothpick comes out clean.


1 stick unsalted butter melted

1 cup sugar

¼ cup white wine

Dissolve sugar in melted butter stir in wine.

Remove cake from oven and place on damp towel. Pour glaze on cake in pan immediately. Allow to soak in cake for 15 to 20 minutes. Put on plate. (I poke holes in cake before I pour glaze and I let it soak for about 30 minutes – you know I have to do something different)

2 thoughts on “Sounds gross – but a definite “keeper”

  1. I’ve been waiting on the recipes (Carol’s & Linda’s)…….now gotta put on the walking shoes to compensate for all that scrumptious goodness!!!!! Thanks….

  2. Oh my gosh, Betty Lynn. Didn’t think you ever read my blog. I’m sure you can do more than drop lemon in the water goblet. Please forgive me for having a little fun at your expense – but you and I are the only ones that didn’t do any cooking. Jack Forbus just called me to say you, Marie and I are going on the Rotary cruise in April of next year. I’m in.
    Love you girl.

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