This summer has been filled with friends’ 21st birthdays. Besides being suckered into going out to bars more than I probably should, I have also been consuming ridiculous amounts of junk food and desserts at all of these birthdays. I have had baked mac ‘n’ cheeses, spinach artichoke dip, ice cream cake, way too much hummus (recipe coming soon!) and this lovely champagne cake.
It only made sense that I make my friend Alex a cake with alcohol in it for her 21st birthday right? As if she needed the extra alcohol! A champagne cake sounds a lot fancier than it really is. All it is, is your basic white cake mix with champagne substituted for the water. The champagne gives the cake a bit of a tart kick. For the frosting I opted for my basic buttercream recipe, but added fresh raspberries to add more of that tart flavor to the cake. This cake is hardly different from you average cake, but will impress your guests with the elevated flavors and wow factor!