Monthly Archives: February 2011
Wow – Homer Soda Company LOVES Cheerwine, and this looks incredible!
The Apple Baking Company offers these on their website to order!
If you want to try it at home,
Here is a recipe, courtesy of “Yes! You can cook“
If you’ve never heard of Cheerwine and Cheerwine Cake, then you’re probably not from the South. Cheerwine is a regional soft drink that’s a little like a cherry cola – but different. Actually, I’ve never had any soda that tasted like Cheerwine. You don’t need a blind taste test to know that Cheerwine really is unique.
As with most products in the South, home cooks come up with new and creative ways to use Cheerwine. One of the favorites is Cheerwine Cake.
Cheerwine Cake looks a little like Red Velvet Cake, but the taste is really different just like the soda is different from other soft drinks. The cake comes out a beautiful festive color, moist, and you get that interesting extra flavor from the Cheerwine.
There are several versions of Cheerwine Cake, but this one is super easy to make and will give you the idea.
1 box Devil’s Food cake mix
1 cup Cheerwine soft drink
1 tsp almond extract flavoring
Mix the cake mix as directed on the box, but use the Cheerwine in place of water for the liquid. Also, add the almond extract which is not called for on the box mix.
Bake the cake as directed on the cake mix box.
Then, make the Cheerwine Cake Frosting.
Cheerwine Cake Frosting
½ cup butter or margarine (let soften)
1/3 cup Cheerwine soft drink
¼ cup cocoa (baking powdered chocolate – usually near the flour in the grocery)
1 lb box powdered sugar (or 2 ½ cups if bought in bulk bag)
¼ tsp almond extract flavoring
Mix together butter and Cheerwine with a mixer. Add cocoa, powdered sugar, and almond extract and mix until smooth.
Spread frosting on cool Cheerwine Cake.
Food and Wine magazine likes Captn’ Eli Rootbeer and so do we!
I’ve personally been to the brewery in Portland Maine several times and I can tell you they are great people that make some great soda! Pick some up in Homer or many of our fine retailers around the Champaign/Bloomington/Springfield/Mattoon area!