A Guide to Pairing Wine with Cake

A lot of clients have been asking us lately which wines go well with cake.  Perfectly understandable– considering most of our clientele have wines at their weddings, but the usual consideration involves pairing the wines with the various dinner courses, not pairing wine with cake.

Now we have rehearsal dinners, cake-tasting events and bridal showers.  And then on the other hand, you also have anniversary parties, birthday parties, and office parties– many of these involve cake and a great deal of drinking.

So when hosting a small celebration and get-together with cake, here are a few wines you might want to try out.  For purposes of today’s blog post, let’s consider the following cakes:

  • Butter Cake
  • Carrot Cake
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Coffee Cake/Mocha Cake
  • Lemon Cake
  • Mango Cake
  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Spice Cake
  • Vanilla Cake

With these cakes, we’ve prepared a list of wines you could try the next time you host a party:

 Your Cake

 Suggested Pairing

 Other Wine Suggestions with Your Cake

 Butter Cake
Carrot Cake
  • Riesling (REEZ-ling). A sweet wine with peach & orange blossom is a match.
  • Madeira (muh-DEER-uh). Sweet wine with caramel, almonds, & hazelnuts is a match.
  • Tokaji (toh-KAY). Sweet wine with dried raisins, cocoa, spice, & coffee is a match.
Chocolate Cake
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (ka-behr-NAY soh-vihn-YOHN): A rich red wine with red fruit mixed with spice is a good match.
  • Muscat (MUHS-kat): A sweet wine with spice, honey, and fruit cocktail is a match.
  • Madeira (muh-DEER-uh): Sweet wine with caramel, almonds, & hazelnuts is a match.
 Coffee Cake/Mocha Cake
  • Madeira (muh-DEER-uh): Sweet wine with caramel, almonds, & hazelnuts is a match.
  • Sauternes (soh-TEHRN): A sweet, creamy wine with honey, vanilla, & fruit is a match.
  • Muscat (MUHS-kat): A sweet wine with spice, honey, and fruit cocktail is a match.
 Lemon Cake
  • Sauvignon Blanc (SOH-vee-nyawn BLAHNGK): A light white wine with passion fruit is a match.
  • Moscato d’Asti (MUHS-kat-OH Dee ASTI): Sparkling wine made with Muscat grapes is a match.
  • Prosecco (proh-SEHK-koh): A lightly sweet sparkling wine from the Veneto region with aromas of pear and lemon
 Mango Cake
 Red Velvet Cake
 Spice Cake
  • Sauternes (soh-TEHRN): A sweet, creamy wine with honey, vanilla, & fruit is a match.
  • Muscat (MUHS-kat): A sweet wine with spice, honey, and fruit cocktail is a match.
  • Riesling (REEZ-ling): A sweet wine with peach & orange blossom is a match.
 Vanilla Cake
  • Chardonnay (shar-doh-NAY): A full-bodied wine with buttery flavors and hints of oak with a full mouthfeel.
  • Tawny Port (TAWH-NEE port): A sweet wine with baking spice, almond, & caramel is a match.
  • Sparkling Wine (Rosé) A crisp, sparkling blush wine flavors of red berries.

 

 

http://www.hellovino.com/wine/pairing/cake

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Sofia's Cakes Tagaytay-Amadeo Road specializes in delicious, elegant yet cost-friendly custom cakes for Tagaytay weddings and other special occasions. We also make custom cupcakes, cupcake towers, and cake toppers, and our services now include party planning and event management, bridal car rentals, and wedding consultations.

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