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Spectacular Pink Champagne Cake Recipes


Pink Champagne Cake For Any Special Day!

Have you ever wondered how to make a Pink Champagne Cake? We are going to explore some yummy recipes that you can maybe even prepare in time for a special celebration!

Whenever I think of what I really want for Valentine's Day or my birthday or any special occasion for that matter, I always want a Pink Champagne Cake!

There is a little bakery shop a few minutes from where we live that are famous for their Pink Champagne Cakes. McGavin's Bakery has been around since the early 1940s and they are still going strong. They are in the same shop and have the same iconic sign displayed in the heart of the downtown area. People come from miles around to sample some of McGavin's many wonderful baked goods but the Pink Champagne Cake is the favorite.

I thought it would be fun to gather some recipes for Pink Champagne Cake and share them with you here.

photo by Daniel Kukla from Booze Cakes



I came across a blog post by Gretchen at Culinaria Libris while doing my research for pink champagne cake recipes and she made it sound so yummy that I just had to include the recipe here. She got the recipe from the book Booze Cakes.

You might want to hop over to Gretchen's blog when finished here and check out her other yummy reviews!


  • Cake:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup (2 American sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 6 egg whites
  • A few drops of red food coloring (the cake doesn't appear to be colored in the photo, so I would consider this to be optional)
  • 2 cups Champagne
  • Frosting:
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 American sticks) unsalted butter
  • 4 cups confectioners' (icing) sugar
  • 1/2 cup Champagne
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 Tblsp. vanilla extract
  • A few drops of red food coloring


  1. Click on the link above and check out how to put it all together to make one spectacular Pink Champagne Cake!

Booze Cakes

Elegant Pink Champagne Cake

Elegant Pink Champagne Cake

Elegant Pink Champagne Cake

Amazing Pink Champagne Cake Recipe For A Special Day

Any Day Is A Special Day!

Image Above Courtesy of Jenilee Provencal

Another recipe I found was listed on the Princeton Properties Blog and was posted by Jenilee Provencal. She shares that she made the following recipe for her birthday and she also includes some notes after the recipe. Hop on over and read all that she has to say!

Pink Champagne Cake


3 cups (360 g/12 oz) cake flour

1 1/2 teaspoon (7.5 g) baking powder

3/4 teaspoon (5 g) baking soda

3/4 teaspoon (6 g) salt

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1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup/ 170 g/ 6 oz) unsalted butter, softened

2 cups (400 g/13.5 oz) sugar

6 (~180 g/6 oz) egg whites, room temperature

1 teaspoon (5 mL) pure vanilla extract

2 cups (475 mL) champagne, room temperature

Red food coloring (optional)

For instructions and the ingredients for the frosting, visit Jenilee Provencal's awesome recipe post!

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Super Pink Champagne Cake Recipe - With Marshmallows And Coconut

This Pink Champagne Cake recipe is slightly different. It includes marshmallows and a coconut filling.

The Pink Champagne Cake that I always get from McGavin's Bakery has coconut finely grated and is sprinkled on the frosting. Don't think I have seen a recipe with coconut in the frosting yet so you might keep that in mind when experimenting.

I found this recipe at Taste Of Home and they in turn borrowed it from Home Cooking at


  2. 3/4 cups sifted flour
  3. 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  4. 1 teaspoon salt
  5. 2/3 cup shortening
  6. 1-1/2 cups sugar
  7. 3/4 cup champagne
  8. 6 egg whites
  9. 6 large marshmallows, quartered
  10. Coconut Filling
  11. 1/4 cup butter
  12. 6 large marshmallows, quartered
  13. 1 Tablespoon white wine
  14. 1 cup flaked coconut
  15. Fondant Frosting
  16. 1 pound powdered sugar
  17. 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  18. 1/4 cup water
  19. 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  20. Dash salt
  21. Few drops almond extract
  22. 2 to 3 drops red food coloring
  24. Resift flour with baking powder and salt. Cream shortening with 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in flour mixture and champagne alternately, mixing to smooth batter.
  25. Beat egg whites until stiff. Gradually beat in remaining 1/2 cup sugar, continuing to beat to stiff meringue. Fold about half of meringue into batter, mixing gently but thoroughly with whisk. Gently fold in remaining meringue.
  26. Turn into 2 greased and floured 9-inch cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes, just until cake tests done. Let stand 10 minutes then turn out onto wire racks to cool.
  27. When layers are cool, fill with Coconut Filling (below) between layers. Using 2/3 cup Fondant Frosting (below), spread thin layer smoothly over top and sides. This seals any crumbs. Pour about 1/2 cup additional frosting over top of cake and spread quickly to smooth layer. Cover sides of cake with second layer of frosting.
  28. Dip marshmallow quarters in remaining frosting to coat both sides and set randomly over top and sides of cake.
  29. Makes 10-12 servings.
  30. Coconut Filling:
  31. Combine butter, marshmallows and wine in top of double boiler. Set over simmering water and stir occasionally until marshmallows are melted. Remove from heat and stir in coconut. Cool until thick enough to spread.
  32. Fondant Frosting:
  33. Sift sugar into top of double boiler. Add corn syrup and water. Stir over simmering water until smooth. Blend in vanilla, salt, and almond extract. Stir in food color, if desired. Keep frosting warm while using so it spreads smoothly.

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Outstanding Pink Champagne Cupcakes Recipe - Perfect for Afternoon Tea or an Elegant Birthday Party



image courtesy of Betty Crocker

Who doesn't love cupcakes? Once you have Pink Champagne Cake I'm sure you will love this recipe for Pink Champagne Cupcakes just as much if not more!

Cupcakes make for better portion control if you wish to watch your weight or sugar intake. You can keep out a few cupcakes and freeze the rest so that you aren't tempted to eat too many.

This recipe comes to us via the Betty Crocker site.

Pink Champagne Cupcakes Recipe

Makes 24 cupcakes

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix

1 1/4 cups champagne

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3 egg whites

4 to 5 drops red food color

Champagne Frosting

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened

4 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup champagne

1 teaspoon vanilla

4 to 5 drops red food color


Betty Crocker® pink decorating sugar

Edible pink pearls

Hop over to the Betty Crocker site for the rest of this fantastic and very easy Pink Champagne Cupcakes Recipe!

Champagne Cupcakes Tutorial! - How-To Videos and Recipes

Here are several how-to videos to help you make Pink Champagne Cupcakes or I'm sure you could use the recipes for making a cake instead.

Pink Champagne Cumpcakes

Pink Champagne Cupcakes for special occasions.

How-to make champagne cupcakes

How-To Nerdy Nummies Champagne Cupcakes

How-to Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes

How-To Kiwi Melon Champagne Cupcakes

How-To Strawberry and champagne cupcakes

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Luscious Pink Cake

Luscious Pink Cake

image courtesy of Ralph Hockens

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Whether you are a fan of Pink Champagne Cake or not, I'd love to hear from you!

Did I Tempt You To Try Pink Champagne Cake?

snowy12 on April 23, 2014:

A cake with a romantic feel. Great for anniversary and valentine's day. :)

Itaya Lightbourne (author) from Topeka, KS on February 06, 2014:

@Merrci: Aren't they pretty Merrci?! Hope you try one of the recipes and let me know what you think. :)

Merry Citarella from Oregon's Southern Coast on February 06, 2014:

Oh yum! And that's an understatement. These all look wonderful!

anonymous on August 31, 2013:

I tried this cake for a friends birthday. I made a strawberry cake for the bottom layer pink champagne cake for the top with champage frosting. They told me it was so moist and they loved it. Trying it again for my brothers birthday.

anonymous on June 24, 2013:

Sounds yum. I may have to give some of these recipes to my wife, or better yet, give it the ole college try myself.

Cynthia Haltom from Diamondhead on May 26, 2013:

I believe cake should be a food group of it's own, it is my favorite food. I love to eat cake and bake cake.

anonymous on May 23, 2013:

Very lovely looking cakes, and I think I'll have a slice or two over a cup of coffee with you.

Is the coffee on? :)

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on March 17, 2013:

What a nice colour for a cake. Looks really tasty.

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on February 14, 2013:

Stopping by on this Valentine's Day to refresh my blessings on the wonderful lens!

audrey07 on February 04, 2013:

I'm not into baking, so I don't think I would bake myself a pink champagne cake. But if I can afford one from the bakery, I'll sure like to buy one to try!

anonymous on January 30, 2013:

Hi- I'm from Bremerton and the McGavin Pink Champagne is my one and only birthday cake.

Did any of the recipes you posted even come close? Thanks, Michelle

laurenrich on January 21, 2013:

You have tempted me to try Pink Champage Cake. Thanks for sharing this wonderful lens.

Faye Rutledge from Concord VA on December 16, 2012:

I'd never heard of a pink champagne cake, but it looks wonderful and so pretty! I think it would be the talk of the party!

Itaya Lightbourne (author) from Topeka, KS on December 10, 2012:

@miaponzo: I'm not sure miaponzo! I think the place we always get ours from keeps their recipe a secret and they don't use champagne. Guess one could experiment with other tasty beverages like perhaps ginger ale? Let me know if you make one without the champagne! :)

miaponzo on December 10, 2012:

That looks absolutely stunning.. BUT.. how can I make it without the champagne? :)

kevin pachingel on October 11, 2012:

this one makes my taste buds look forward to this...

MagriethaDup on September 11, 2012:

I am very tempted to try this cake, but I am afraid my budget does not stretch far enough to buy the champagne.

LoriBeninger on August 29, 2012:

There are too many to choose from here! Do you have a favorite? I can't try them all, as I wouldn't be able to stand.

Rosaquid on August 25, 2012:

Great! I 'squid- liked' this lens long ago. It's still lovely.

Lynda Makara from California on August 25, 2012:

I've never had this but it looks good. Angel blessings.

DrinkMoxie on August 24, 2012:

I've made a booze cake before, it did not disappoint. You've tempted me to make another!

AlleyCatLane on August 24, 2012:

These all look so good!

Rosyel Sawali from Manila Philippines on August 18, 2012:

Pink Champagne Cake is new to me, but it just looks so yummy! ^_^

KimGiancaterino on August 02, 2012:

My birthday is New Year's Eve, so I've enjoyed a few pink champagne cakes over the years. I've never made one myself, though. You've tempted me to try.

Tara Wojtaszek on July 24, 2012:

I had never heard of pink champagne cakes before but they look so beautiful and delicious. The next occasion I have to make a cake I will be making a pink champagne cake. Yum!

Ellen Gregory from Connecticut, USA on July 11, 2012:

Sounds interesting. It's a good possibility

Melissa Miotke from Arizona on July 06, 2012:

That first picture of the pink cake is just gorgeous!

Spiderlily321 on July 03, 2012:

This looks and sounds delicious. I'd love to make this! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe.

Mary Crowther from Havre de Grace on June 19, 2012:

Looks delicious and I would love to try it!

darciefrench lm on June 09, 2012:

Just the title Pink Champagne Cake was enough to bring me in - looks and sounds delightful :)

Elsie Hagley from New Zealand on June 09, 2012:

Nice lens. I wouldn't mind a piece of champagne cake now.

Thanks for sharing. Blessed.

Einar A on May 01, 2012:

I have never tried such a cake, but your article certainly does make it look and sound appealing!

teristazko on May 01, 2012:

Yep...can't wait to try Pink Champagne Cake. It will be my first time to try, but I am certain I will love it!

JoshK47 on April 26, 2012:

You most certainly did - this looks wonderful! Thanks kindly for sharing! :)

SayGuddaycom on April 18, 2012:

Sadly, I was born bereft of sweet tooth (sadly because everyone tells me I am missing out on wonderful things) but Cake Boss is one of my favorite shows.

Chazz from New York on April 17, 2012:

Sounds wonderful - will have to look for a Gluten free version though. It looks delicous.

beaworkathomemom on April 08, 2012:

This is the first time I've heard of Pink champagne cake. But is sure looks delicious.

KReneeC on April 07, 2012:

I have never even heard of a pink champagne cake but it sounds amazing! I am certainly going to have to make it! Thanks so much!

aquarian_insight on March 29, 2012:

Who can resist a pink champagne cake? Not me, that's for sure! I love this lens - this is the perfect cake for a special occasion or when someone needs a treat. Thank you.

Beverly Lemley from Raleigh, NC on March 25, 2012:

Have you tried converting this to GF ~ it sounds SOO Good! Thanks for a delightful, yummy lens! B : )

anc91 on March 19, 2012:

They're beautuf & sound delicious!

MaartjeJepsen on March 08, 2012:

Mmmmm...these look delicious!

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on March 06, 2012:

What a beautiful cake!

Mary Stuart on March 05, 2012:

Your recipes look great! They'd probably go great with pink champagne.

julieannbrady on February 25, 2012:

Yes, if anything, you have enticed your readers with your delicious presentation ... there is something so pleasing about the "look" of pink champagne cake. Aside from loving the color pink, it naturally appeals to readers' tastebuds. Like you could lick the screen. And, judging from so many delicious guestbook comments, I see a lot of licking. Yumm!

RazzbarryBreeze on February 25, 2012:

I definitely will try one of these recipes. They all sound wonderful! Great lens!

Beverly Rodriguez from Albany New York on February 20, 2012:

I want to eat pink cake! Love your lens.

WriterJanis2 on February 19, 2012:

Please send me some now! LOL

anonymous on February 17, 2012:

This is a really stunning articule, your photo's, cards, choice of products was excellent, the recipes are definitely worth a try, even if I'm not the worlds best cook, they look delicious

Bellezza-Decor from Canada on February 16, 2012:

Pink and Champagne and Cake, I'm game to try.

lyttlehalfpint from Canada on February 15, 2012:

Whip is out and I am beating the old man into a frenzy so he will go bake me one. I cook great, bake not so well. Great lens, loved it.

queenofduvetcover on February 15, 2012:

Yummy! Thanks for the recipe, looks delicious! =)

earthybirthymum from Ontario, Canada on February 14, 2012:

Frig.... is there a Vegan version of this cake, and strawberry icing would make it unstoppable. Great Lense

GabStar on February 14, 2012:

I'd never even heard of Champagne cake before seeing this page - but they look delicious!

Brandi from Maryland on February 14, 2012:

I've never tried Pink Champagne cake, but now I have to! This would be perfect for so many occasions and it looks scrumptious! Happy Valentine's Day! :)

SophiaStar LM on February 13, 2012:

Yes!! Yum:)

Robin S from USA on February 13, 2012:

Yummy lens!

Mickie Gee on February 13, 2012:

Must make this when I have some pink champagne left over!

Athelyna LM on February 13, 2012:

I'd never heard of this cake, but it sounds fun to make! I could see using it for any girly-girl occasion - a bachelorette party, or a girls' night out, or a birthday or shower. The coconut, especially if you tint it, sounds like such a classic topping.

Ann Hinds from So Cal on February 13, 2012:

I am not a cake person but this does look quite worth giving a try.

Sara Duggan from California on February 13, 2012:

Never heard of Booze Cake and really don't drink but this pink champagne cake sounds so yummy.

BuckHawkcenter on February 13, 2012:

Since I had never heard of Pink Champagne cake, this definitely intrigued me. Now I will have to try it!

Bob Black from East Midlands, England, UK on February 13, 2012:

I'm on a diet but when it fails I shall definitely go looking for Pink Champagne Cake!

jenniferteacher1 on February 13, 2012:

I've never heard of champagne cake before. It sounds perfect for Valentine's Day, though!

jenniferteacher1 on February 13, 2012:

I've never heard of champagne cake before. It sounds perfect for Valentine's Day, though!

ColwoodWheelWorks on February 12, 2012:

What a lovely idea for a romantic occasion.

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