French Grape Harvest Cake

French Grape Harvest Cake 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: French Grape Harvest Cake 150

This light moist cake is simple and impressive. No Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise? Try a late-harvest Riesling, Vidal or even white grape juice. The smaller the grape the better, with Champagne grapes being the best choice. Be sure they are dry before using.

  • Portion size 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 cup Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise or other Muscat wine
  • 2 cups small seedless red grapes (about 10 oz/300 g)

Method

Grease 9-inch (2.5 L) springform pan. Line bottom with parchment paper; grease paper. Set aside.

In bowl, beat eggs with all but 2 tsp (10 mL) of the sugar until light; beat in butter, oil and vanilla until smooth.

In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; whisk in lemon rind and orange rind. Stir into egg mixture alternately with wine, making 3 additions of flour mixture and 2 of wine. Scrape into prepared pan, smoothing top.

Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with grapes; sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until deep golden and tester inserted into centre comes out clean.

Let cool in pan on rack for 5 minutes. Run knife around edge; release pan side. Let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Cover and store at room temperature for up to 3 days.)

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 234 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 227.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Cholesterol 53 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 36 g

%RDI

  • Iron 9.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 20.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
  • Vitamin C 5.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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