Cheerwine Bundt Cake

This lovely pink Cheerwine Bundt Cake is a traditional pound cake with a fun twist. A delicious southern treat flavored with Cheerwine and almond extract.

Chherwine Bundt Cake

 

 

 

If you live outside of the southeast, you may not be familiar with Cheerwine, a syrupy sweet cola with a cherry flavor that has been a southern favorite for nearly 100 years. It’s produced in Salisbury, NC and isn’t distributed nationally, but it can be found throughout the southeast and a few other states.

Cheerwine Bundt Cake

 

Cheerwine Bundt Cake

To me Cheerwine is a seasonal drink. I don’t drink it year round, but on the first really hot day of summer, there’s nothing like an ice-cold Cheerwine. Anyone who knows anything about Southerners knows our love for carbonated beverages is almost as great as our love for sweet tea. Afterall, both Pepsi and Coca-Cola were invented in the South.

We also like to cook with our colas. Coca Cola Cake is a huge southern favorite and Dr. Pepper makes a great addition to barbecue sauce. You’ll see 7-Up biscuits, Sundrop Cake, and Chicken with Rootbeer Glaze. There is a commercially made Cheerwine Cake that I occasionally see at gas stations. It’s good, but not as good as homemade.

This Cheerwine Bundt Cake has a beautiful pink-red hue and a slight hint of cherry flavor as well as a hint of almond flavor from a little almond extract. It is a traditional pound cake recipe with a fun twist. Serve with some whipped cream and a maraschino cherry for a sweet southern dessert.

Like any pound cake, it is great for all day snacking 🙂

Cheerwine Pound Cake

Chherwine Bundt Cake
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Cheerwine Bundt Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 25 mins
 
A buttery pound cake flavored with the prized cherry-flavored southern soft drink Cheerwine.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 20
Calories: 319 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter softened (2 sticks)
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Cheerwine
  • 18 to 20 drops food coloring
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl cream together butter, shortening, and sugar using an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Cream until mixture is light and fluffy, stopping the mixer to scrape the sides down several times.
  3. Add eggs one at a time and beat well.
  4. Alternate flour and Cheerwine and mix until incorporated.
  5. On low-speed add extracts, salt, and food coloring.
  6. Grease a bundt pan very well and add batter to pan.
  7. Bake approximately 1 hour 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  8. Let cool thoroughly before trying to remove from pan.
Nutrition Facts
Cheerwine Bundt Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 319
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Note: If you don’t have access to Cheerwine, you could probably substitute Cherry Coke. Check out cheerwinefinder.com to see if Cheerwine can be purchased in your neck of the woods.

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17 thoughts on “Cheerwine Bundt Cake

  1. I tried this cake at this restaurant here in Charlotte and it was good im going to yry and make this one day.

  2. This bundt cake looks beautiful – I love the pretty pink color! I’ve never heard of cheerwine before but I imagine it would taste wonderful since it’s cherry flavored 🙂

  3. Christin, I have never heard of cheerwine, but the color and texture look great…and yes, cherry flavor sounds delicious.
    Hope you are enjoying your week 😀

  4. I’ve never heard of Cheerwine — maybe because I live on the west coast? At any rate, this cake looks delicious! I love that whipped cream and cherry garnish too.

  5. I remember hearing about Cheerwine for the first time when I was in NC for college! I always liked the name : ) This bundt cake looks great – I love that garnish that you did on the top!

  6. I have never tasted cheerwine soda but your bundt cake looks so delicious and moist. Thanks for the little tutorial on ziplist as that really is a great feature to make your shopping list. I must add your pecan chicken with bourbon maple cream gravy. That sounds amazing. Take Care, BAM

  7. Where do I start.. Your tool for saving recipes is so amazing! Helpful and brilliant thing!

    Have no idea what is Cheerwine, but cake looks amazing, I like the color and if has any cherry flavor I would love it! A lot! 🙂

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