Pink champagne cake from scratch

4 Jun

The Hungry Mum - Pink champagne cake

Oh yes. Cake drenched inside and out with champagne. What could be finer? I made this decadent cake, from a book called Booze Cakes, to take to a friend’s party recently. Word to the designated drivers – this cake packs a punch. A real, woah-Nelly-that’s-got-some-booze-in-it punch. 

As a segue this book is amazing. I have borrowed it twice from the library, so I should really buy my own copy.

I deleted the salt from the original and reduced the amount of sugar – I figured there was enough buzz in the bubbles 😉

In the meantime allow me to share this recipe of pink champagne cake from scratch with you. Champagne is my drink of choice so let me raise a glass to this cake, to baking, and to you for reading my blog. Cheers.

The Hungry Mum pink champagne cake


3 cups all-purpose flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

225 grams unsalted butter

1 ½ cups sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

6 egg whites

2 cups of pink champagne

Pink champagne frosting

170 grams unsalted butter

3 cups confectioners or powdered sugar

½ cup pink champagne

¼ cup milk

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

A few drops of red food colouring


Preheat oven to 180C and grease and line two, 20cm round tins with non-stick baking paper.

Sift together flour and baking powder; set aside.

In bowl of electric mixer beat butter and sugar until fluffy – about five minutes.

Add in vanilla, then egg whites a little at a time and beat until combined.

Stir in, in alternate turns, the flour mix and champagne, beating until just mixed.

Scrape into the two ins then bake for between 25-31 minutes, depending on your oven. Cakes are ready when a skewer comes out clean. Leave in tins for ten minutes before removing to a wire cooler.

Meanwhile make frosting: beat butter in bowl of electric mixer for one minute. With beater on low slowly add the icing sugar, champagne, milk, vanilla, and food colouring; beat until smooth and creamy. Place in fridge for an hour.

When cakes are completely cool ice – I spread a thick blanket between the two cakes, then used a piping bag with a star tip to decorate the top and left the sides naked. I sprinkled edible silver lustre over the top of the cake.

pink champagne cake - The Hungry Mum


59 Responses to “Pink champagne cake from scratch”

  1. Gingerbread Jenn June 4, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

    This looks beautiful, love the pink! Bet it tastes divine 🙂

    • thehungrymum June 5, 2015 at 2:10 am #

      Thanks Jenn! It was very rich and decadent – quite perfect for a party 😉

  2. ifrah rao June 4, 2015 at 2:42 pm #

    It looks so beautiful and yummy!!

  3. quilt32 June 4, 2015 at 3:23 pm #

    I have to try this. I’m pinning it for future reference. Looks wonderful.

    • thehungrymum June 5, 2015 at 2:11 am #

      Oh, good to hear. Hope you get a chance to bake it soon.

  4. Lisa Cavallari June 4, 2015 at 3:46 pm #

    Sounds fun and yummy! Can’t wait to try this recipe.

    • thehungrymum June 5, 2015 at 2:27 am #

      Thanks Lisa – it is lots of fun and everyone ooohed and ahhed over it 😉

  5. strawberrymintsays June 4, 2015 at 10:39 pm #

    Love it!

    • thehungrymum June 5, 2015 at 2:11 am #

      Thank you – champagne in cake is THE best thing… ever!

  6. Megsmealplanning June 5, 2015 at 2:05 am #

    mmmm looks amazing!

  7. memybestandi June 5, 2015 at 3:50 am #

    OMG champagne in a cake – what an amazing wedding cake idea. This needs to be tried!

    • thehungrymum June 5, 2015 at 3:56 am #

      yes, it is the best of both worlds! And you can’t let the rest of the bottle go flat so you may as will drink up 😉

  8. cheergerm June 5, 2015 at 5:29 am #

    One should never waste fizzy wine. My fave tipple as well Mrs H. This looks the bees knees, a great celebration cake.

  9. FrugalHausfrau June 5, 2015 at 5:30 am #

    wow, wow, wow! I don’t know what else to say! 🙂

    • thehungrymum June 5, 2015 at 5:46 am #

      That’s a lot of wow! I think this cake deserves it 😉

  10. LFFL June 5, 2015 at 9:47 am #

    Pink champagne—the name alone says it all!

  11. chef mimi June 5, 2015 at 12:32 pm #

    I love it! Booze Cakes! I need to look into this cookbook! Pretty cake!

    • thehungrymum June 6, 2015 at 12:31 am #

      It is such a fab book! I’m replying to your comment at the library and I looked to borrow the book again but it is out 😥

      • chef mimi June 9, 2015 at 1:00 pm #

        Time to buy it!

  12. hotlyspiced June 5, 2015 at 10:09 pm #

    I’ve made a champagne cake and it looked really pretty in a soft hue of pink. I used pink champagne in it too. Your cake is gorgeous xx

    • thehungrymum June 6, 2015 at 12:29 am #

      Thank you – I think we’ve both earned a glass of champers, don’t you? 🍸

  13. stephysweetbakes June 6, 2015 at 5:49 am #

    Yummm, I want a piece, I’ll message you my address lol

  14. deliciouslynell June 6, 2015 at 6:29 am #

    Gorgeous. 🙂

  15. Berny @ I Only Eat Desserts June 7, 2015 at 7:39 am #

    Beautiful looking cake and I would love to use more alcohol in my baking – it’s a good combo 🙂

    • thehungrymum June 7, 2015 at 10:39 am #

      Thanks. boozy baking is the best kind of baking 😉

  16. Linda June 8, 2015 at 11:05 am #

    Such a lovely cake… Perfect for any special occasion. Nice job!

    • thehungrymum June 9, 2015 at 8:21 am #

      Thanks Linda – I will def make it again for a party 😉

  17. Kia / The House of KTS June 9, 2015 at 6:15 pm #

    Oh my gosh, I am so in love with this cake. I haven’t made in a cake in awhile but I would totally make this one. Love it.

    Kia / The House of KTS

    • thehungrymum June 11, 2015 at 4:01 am #

      Cheers Kia! Baking is my sanity fixer-upper / reason for being! If anything I make TOO many cakes 😉

  18. Carolyn Page June 10, 2015 at 7:32 am #

    Being a girl who loves a bit of bling, I loved the final bling lustre on top!
    Mind you; just looking at it I’ve gained a pound – but it’s worth it… xoxoxo

    • thehungrymum June 11, 2015 at 4:00 am #

      I love me some bling too! And sorry for the cyber cake weight gain #ooops 😉

  19. Jasline @ Foodie Baker June 10, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

    Cake and alcohol, what a delicious match, this cake looks fabulous!

  20. Traditionally Modern Food June 11, 2015 at 9:29 am #

    Looks so beautiful.. Yum yum

  21. Chompchomp June 16, 2015 at 7:02 am #

    Champagne in a cake, to have with MORE champagne? I think we can definitely be friends 😉

    • thehungrymum June 18, 2015 at 6:16 am #

      Only if we drink a glass of champers while eating the cake! #cheers

  22. June 20, 2015 at 4:10 am #

    Champagne cake > Wow

  23. carla @ eat sweet. by carla sue June 20, 2015 at 11:51 am #

    This looks delicious! And oh so pretty too! 🙂

  24. Sophie33 June 27, 2015 at 10:34 am #

    Waw, sweety! You nailed it! What a fabulous divine looking master cake!
    I don’t think that i am ready for all of this piping! 😦

    • thehungrymum June 29, 2015 at 7:35 am #

      Thanks Sophie! I can’t take credit for the piping – Miss9 did that! She is waaaay better at decorating cakes than me 🙂

  25. AppetiteDeluxe July 1, 2015 at 1:04 pm #

    looks amazing and so does that champagne lol

    • thehungrymum July 2, 2015 at 1:13 am #

      Cheers – life is always better with champagne 😉

  26. Dianne Hughes February 6, 2016 at 5:36 am #

    Would this recipe be ok for a semi naked wedding cake ie wouldn’t,t collapse?

    • The Hungry Mum February 7, 2016 at 7:29 am #

      It should be ok – I haven’t tried stacking multiple cakes on top of each other so I suggest a test run first. Good luck!

  27. Nicole June 8, 2016 at 11:09 pm #

    Could this be made into cupcakes instead?

    • The Hungry Mum June 9, 2016 at 11:38 am #

      Yes, am sure it could. I haven’t tried so I wouldn’t have any advice RE cooking times etc. Maybe start off by baking for 17 minutes, then checking to see if they need longer. Let me know how they go.

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