How to Pair Cake with the Right Wine
How to Pair Cake with the Right Wine
You’ll enjoy this sweet treat even more with the right type of wine
If you search online for “wine and food combinations,” you will receive millions of results. You’ll learn about the finest meal combinations for steak, seafood, and a variety of other dishes. And, although wine with dinner is wonderful, what about afterward? Dessert is frequently the nicest part of any dinner (particularly if it’s cake), so it only makes sense to pair it with a bottle of wine. So what are the finest dessert wine pairings? If you’re going to have cake, these cake and wine matches will help you enjoy it even more:
Red velvet cake and Pinot Noir
Sometimes the easiest way to pair any food with wine is to match the color, and this is especially easy with our 4 layer red velvet cake and a pinot noir. This wine is excellent for bringing out the chocolate undertones in the cake and accentuating them with its own berry and cherry tastes.
Cheesecake and white dessert wine
Cheesecake and a white dessert wine go well together since the greatest wine and food combinations compliment one other. Cheesecake typically has a high-fat content, and a white wine that’s a little more acidic – such as Sauternes – creates a very nice balance.
Lemon-flavored cakes and Prosecco
Prosecco is your best bet for a lemon cake or any lemon-flavored dessert. This is because not only is it a light wine, its citrus flavors will bring out the tartness in the lemon. Both the wine and the cake will benefit from this.
Vanilla cake and Riesling
To bring out the best flavors in a vanilla cake, you should look for a Riesling that says “off-dry” on the label. This implies it’s a touch sweet but won’t overshadow the cake’s sweetness.
Chocolate devil’s food cake and red blends
Some red blends actually have hints of chocolate, which will be much more evident when paired with a rich devil’s food cake. Some of the greatest wines to pair with chocolate cake include Syrah, Cabernet, and Grenache.
Carrot cake and sherry
When it comes to carrot cake, sherry is a fantastic option. Because sherry is slightly sweet and has a dry finish, it will pair nicely with a carrot cake’s creamy components.
Strawberry shortcake and sparkling rosé
If ever there was a perfect cake and wine match, this is it. Because rosé has such a nice, fruity flavor, it will do a wonderful job of intensifying the taste of the strawberries.
If you enjoy wine and cake but have never combined the two before, now is your opportunity. You can use some of the suggestions above for your next birthday party, event, or just an ordinary day, or create your own unique dessert wine pairing. Don’t be scared to experiment with your cake and wine pairings (and do let us know if you come up with anything fantastic!). If you already have the perfect bottle of wine and you just need the cake to go with it, we can hook you up.
What type of wine goes best with cake?
If you’re going to have cake, these cake and wine matches will help you enjoy it even more:
- Red velvet cake and Pinot Noir.
- Cheesecake and white dessert wine.
- Lemon-flavored cakes and Prosecco.
- Vanilla cake and Riesling.
- Chocolate devil’s food cake and red blends.
- Carrot cake and sherry.
What is the best drink to have with cake?
A very sweet Riesling is often a good option or, if the cake is light and airy – more like a gâteau – try a Moscato d’Asti or other light, sweet sparkling wine or an elderflower spritzer. Green tea and Earl Grey tea with lemon flavors are also favorites of mine. This is an excellent time to showcase a fine sherry or Madeira.
What wine is best for dessert?
Be imaginative while selecting the perfect wine for dessert. You don’t have to limit yourself to dessert wines. Varieties like Riesling, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Moscato, Cabernet, and Syrah are also great choices, as are many blends. One thing to note, though, be mindful of the color of the wine versus your dessert.
What is the best wine to pair with desserts such as cakes pastries and chocolate?
Moscato d’Asti is one of the most popular dessert wines. Because it’s naturally sweet, the sugar in cakes and other treats doesn’t make it feel bitter. It does lessen the perceived sweetness of the wine, but there is so much residual sugar that you won’t notice.