Late Harvest Cake

 In Appetizer|Dessert, Dessert, Recipes

Not sure what to bring to your upcoming holiday party? Tired of frosted sugar cookies? Need an excuse to have a glass of wine while baking? This simple and delicious recipe is for you!


  • 18 ounces yellow cake mix (without pudding)
  • 1 package vanilla pudding (instant)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup Chateau Grand Traverse Late Harvest Riesling
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 pound butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Line bottom of greased 10” tube pan with chopped pecans.  Blend boxed cake mix, pudding, water, 1/2 cup of wine, oil and eggs with mixer and pour into pecan-lined tube pan.  Bake at 325 degrees F for 50 – 60 minutes.
  2. Enjoy well-deserved glass of Riesling.
  3. Mix and boil for 3 minutes: butter, sugar and 1/4 cup of water.  Remove from heat and then add remaining 1/2 cup of wine.  Pour this mixture over hot cake and leave in pan 30 minutes before turning out. Serves 16.
  4. Bring to your next holiday gathering, serve with remaining wine, and enjoy!CGT Inn-214 - Copy