A Sweetly Satisfying and Irresistible Chardonnay Cake

What can be better than a freshly baked moist cake that is bursting with flavors of buttery chardonnay? This Chardonnay Cake is an interesting and delicious dessert that can serve as an ideal finale to any meal as it cleverly combines numerous flavors and textures that make for a pleasing eating experience.

The recipe is inspired by a traditional French Gâteau Breton, a buttery cake with a taste and texture that resembles a pound cake. To infuse the cake with a distinctive flavor and make it even more delightful, sweet chardonnay is added to the batter. This not only adds a fruity, buttery taste to the cake but adds an unexpected twist to the classic French dessert. The cake is topped with a wonderfully sweet lemon and a chardonnay glaze. The combination of the sweetness from the glaze and the tartness from the lemon add a whole new level of flavor.


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of fine sea salt
  • 10 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chardonnay
  • 1 cup finely chopped almonds

Lemon Glaze

  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chardonnay


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl, set aside.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time and mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Add the vanilla extract and chardonnay and mix until blended.
  6. Slowly add the flour mixture to the creamed butter and mix until a smooth batter forms.
  7. Stir in the chopped almonds.
  8. Grease and flour an 8-inch cake pan (round or square) and pour the batter in.
  9. Bake for 35 minutes or until the top of the cake is lightly browned and a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  10. Make the glaze by whisking together the lemon juice, powdered sugar and chardonnay until smooth.
  11. Poke several holes in the cake and pour the glaze over the cake and spread evenly.
  12. Serve warm or cooled. Enjoy!

This sweetly satisfying Chardonnay Cake is an irresistible combination of flavors and textures. The taste of chardonnay, the sweet lemon glaze, and the crunchy almonds give this cake its unique taste and texture. Enjoy!