Friday, October 11, 2013

Gluten Free White Wine Cake

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I FINALLY got my new computer back from the repair shop the other day, after getting hit with a virus, even
though I had brand new Kaspersky Security protection installed as soon as I turned it on.   

That computer had the rest of my "Mystery Ingredient Club"  photos on it....
you remember all the Halloween Sprinkles we played with last week, right?

This gluten free white wine cake was served at our Memory Makers quilt guild meeting recently
and everyone raved about it.
I begged the quilter, Eileen, who made it, for the recipe
(Thank you, Eileen!) & she was kind enough to share it with me so I could now
share it with you, too!


We thought it had apples in it when we first tasted it...

it does remind me of my apple cake recipe, too.
In order to reduce some of the calories in both recipes,

I substitute applesauce for the oil called for.

You do whatever you like...I couldn't tell any difference!

White Wine Cake

¼ cup chopped pecans

1 box yellow Gluten Free cake mix (reg. cake mix works, too, if you're not concerned about gluten)

3oz. instant vanilla pudding

¾ cup water

¾ cup oil

2 tsp. cinnamon

4 eggs

¼ c brown sugar

¼ c white sugar

½ c white wine


½ c margarine

1 c sugar

¼ c water

¼ c white wine

Grease and flour 10”bundt pan. (I used sugar instead of flour for gluten free method)

Sprinkle nuts in the bottom of pan. Mix remaining cake ingredients with an electric mixer until well blended, about 3 minutes. Pour into pan and bake at 350 degrees. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes***. About 10 minutes before cake is done, begin glaze.  Boil margarine, sugar, and water for 2 minutes. **** Remove from heat and then add wine.

Pour half of glaze over hot cake. Let stand 10 minutes. Turn onto serving platter and pour other half of glaze over top of the cake.

Serves 10 tastes even better the 2nd day. 

Click HERE for printable recipe.


I found this last photo that shows another way I used Michael Lee's Halloween sprinkles.
This was the focal point in the center of a loooong food table, filled to the edges with delicious homemade food
contributions to our family reunion last month.

I'll try to share those photos with you
soon, but since the new computer went BACK to the repair shop this morning...AGAIN!!!
It might be a little while.
I hate working on this laptop!
I'm linking to her Foodie Friday party over at Rattlebridge Farm as well as The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sundays.
 Won't you join me there?


  1. I'm so sorry you're having computer issues. I think a MacBook should be in your future!

  2. This recipe came at the right time Rett, I have just been put on a gluten free diet. Thanks for sharing. Have a marvellous weekend. Jen. xo

  3. Lovin' your colorful cupcakes Rett! Sorry you're having so much trouble with the new computer. They're great... When they work! Have a nice weekend:@)

  4. Looks delicious, Rett. Glad you got the new machine back and retrieved your photos. '-)
    Will catch up more soon.......Sarah

  5. Sounds wonderful. Any suggestions for the wine?

  6. I'm so glad you got the new computer back to see your pictures... but now it's on the brink again! Oh dear me.. technology!!!! The cake sounds divine and the cupcakes look beautiful.
    Happy weekend, Rett! xo

  7. I'm going to try the cake next weekend. The two teaspoons of cinnamon plus the white wine intrigues me.

  8. Rett, I love love love any recipe that starts with a box cake... and ends with WINE! And I know just what you mean about it tasting better the second day! Oh, boy! I love these kind of cakes! YUMMY! Happy weekend, dear friend!

  9. I love this recipe. My mom used to make a similar cake back in the early 70's and it was a family favorite. I hope your computer issues are over for awhile. It is disappointing to have problem with a brand new computer.

  10. I would love to try this. It sounds divine!



  11. I'm sorry you are having so much trouble with your new computer! The cake recipe sounds like one I'll have to try and the cupcakes look beautiful!

  12. Glad the new computer is well now..:)
    I must give this cake a try...
    did you see my BLACKBERRY WINE CAKE I posted about a year or so ago...?? It is so good, it'll make you wanna slap yo pappy....:))

  13. Rett~ Normally I like my white wine in glass :) but I'm intrigued by your GF white wine cake! I love when cakes are better the longer they sit, like rum cake. So sorry to hear about your computer woes, it's especially annoying when it's a NEW computer and your hubby threatens to divorce you over being your IT guy :) My last lap top was a Dell and a LEMON from the get-go, which was surprising since that's what I've had before and am using now.


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