Pink Champagne Cake is beautiful blush pink, moist, flavorful, decadent cake perfect for Valentine’s Day or any special occasion. Make it extra divine by topping it with White Chocolate Champagne Frosting and serving it with fresh strawberries!
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In my article demonstrating how to crochet hearts, I mentioned that I need some pink in my life. January is a bleak, gray, cold month and a soft, beautiful blush pink – the color of a winter sunrise just before it snows – is something I crave right now.
I’m so pleased to share with you a special cake reflecting that beautiful color along with a flavor that is out-of-this-world. Pink Champagne Cake is a special cake. Its flavor is luxurious, rich, and perfect for Valentine’s Day. This cake is even more luxurious with my White Chocolate Champagne Frosting. I think you’re going to LOVE it.
I made Pink Champagne Cake for my daughter’s high school graduation party and it was a huge hit. For this cake, I was fortunate to find a recipe for this decadent dessert by Olivia at Liv For Cake. She’s a baker and blogger in Vancouver, British Columbia and she knocks it out of the park with this recipe.
The White Chocolate Champagne Frosting is my creation. Chocolate and champagne are perfect together. This frosting is a wonderful interpretation of this delicious duo. It’s eat-it-with-a-spoon delectable and I’m proud of it!
UPDATE 2/18.2019: Olivia asked me to remove her recipe and leave a link to her blog for my readers to follow for the Pink Champagne Cake recipe. I thought that making it clear from the beginning in the article the recipe is hers and not mine and linking to her blog that I was covered as far as copyright. And I should’ve asked before posting it.
The irony is, that if I tweak a couple of things in the recipe, I can consider it mine. But THAT doesn’t feel right to me. It’s her recipe. I didn’t invent it and I wanted that clear from the beginning. Besides, her cake recipe is amazing and I want you to have the best recipe. No tweak of mine will improve on it. I’m just not comfortable changing one or two things and calling it mine.
Olivia graciously accepted my apology for my faux pas. We’re on good terms and I truly appreciate her being kind while we figured this out. She’s a classy lady.
How to Make White Chocolate Champagne FrostingPrint
White Chocolate Champagne Frosting
A rich, decadent frosting perfect for Pink Champagne Cake.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: none
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: about 3 cups
- Category: dessert
1/2 cup (4 ounces) white baking chips
1 1/2 sticks of butter, softened
4 Tbs. pink champagne (same as used to make the cake)
3 1/2-4 cups powdered sugar
In the microwave on medium, melt the baking chips. Mix them into the butter well.
Add 2 cups of powdered sugar and the pink champagne. Start the mixer on low gradually increasing speed at the frosting comes together.
Add another cup of powdered sugar. Mix on low gradually increasing speed as it blends into the frosting. Add more powdered sugar and pink champagne as needed to achieve a spreadable consistency.
I leave this frosting white because I think a white frosting looks pretty with a blush pink cake. The pink champagne won’t color the frosting. Add 2-3 of drops of red food coloring if you want a pink frosting.
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Assembling Pink Champagne Cake for Your Valentine
Place one layer of Pink Champagne Cake on a cake stand. Top with about a cup of White Chocolate Champagne Frosting. Using an offset frosting spreader, spread the frosting evening over the top of this layer.
Next, add the second layer of Pink Champagne Cake. Top it with about a cup of White Chocolate Champagne Frosting. Spread the frosting evenly over the top. Then spread more frosting down and over the sides of the cake covering the cake completely.
Use a paper towel to clean up the edges of the cake stand. Sprinkle the top of the cake with edible sparkling pink hearts and a couple of fresh strawberries.
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