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Sour Cream Cake with Grape Sauce!!!


For the Cake:

3 cups flour – sifted
1 ½ cups sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp. baking soda
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 ½ cups sour cream

Preheat Oven 350 degrees:

Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla; mix until light and fluffy.

At a low speed, beat in flour mixture alternately with the sour cream.  Mix this until smooth.

Place batter into a buttered and flour dusted baking pan.  Bake 45-50 minutes or until toothpick test comes out clean.

Grape Sauce:

2 cups red grapes
2 star of anise
Dashes of ground cloves
Dashes of cinnamon
Dashes of nutmeg
1 ½ cups sugar
¼ cup wine
¼ cup water
Juice of ½ an orange

Place all of the above ingredients in a sauce pan and simmer on low until the sauce slightly thickens.

Cool sauce down and drizzle over cake.

This is a light and fluffy cake and perfect served with fresh whip cream and the grape sauce.

With Love,




  1. Hi Catherine, your sour cream cake look delicious. Guess must be addictive too.
    Nice combo of the grape sauce with sour cream cake.

    Have a nice week ahead.

  2. Very interesting to add the grape sauce!! Looks delicious, have a marvelous week, anne

  3. Yum! Bet this would work with any fruity sauce or syrup. xoxo

  4. wow, this sounds fabulous - and that grape sauce is so interesting! great combination of flavors!

  5. What a lovely idea to use grappes! I like it!

  6. You are such a good baker. Bookmarking this. It looks very fresh and ideal as a summer cake too.

  7. You are such a good baker. Bookmarking this. It looks very fresh and ideal as a summer cake too.

  8. I have never baked with grapes, but your gorgeous sauce is an inspiration!!! And who doesn't love a moist sour cream cake??? Mmmmmmmm....

  9. Catherine, Nothing like a nice moist sour cream cake. I've never paired one with grape based sauce but it sounds very nice indeed! Thanks and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  10. I have never had a sour cream cake but this looks really good!

  11. The cake sounds lovely. I love sour cream cakes. I'd probably switch up the grape for raspberry or something a little less sweet.

  12. Ma che torta deliziosa, così soffice!Con la salsa all'uva deve essere stupenda!Ciao

  13. Oh, wow! I've never had cake with grape!! Sounds delicious!!

    Dearest Catherine, thank you so much for your words of encouragement and most of all for your prayers. I cannot begin to say how much I appreciate them. I am forever grateful. Blessings ~ Tanna

  14. Looks yummy! I spoke to the nurse and am NOT a diabetic, so maybe I should try this... or maybe not because I'm flirting with the disease. Hmm. Tough one.

    Catch My Words

  15. The sauce really does set off the sour cream cake nicely! That sauce can really come in handy on frozen treats as well. You really out did yourself with this one. Delicious dessert post!

  16. I can just imagine the moistness in this cake lovely...

  17. I feel like the grape sauce is what really sets this apart! Lovely!

  18. Sounds delectable!

    What kind of wine do you use for the grape sauce?

  19. oh this looks go good, grape sauce, I don't think I have ever had that! Thanks for sharing this,
    Janet :)

  20. What a great sweet treat to start a week!

  21. I m coming!!!!!!I love the grape sauce!!!Have a nice day !!!

  22. seems delicious! love this one gotta try it..tnx for sharing..

  23. This looks like a real "yummer" – but for once you didn't catch me unprepared! Now, I always prepare some cookies to gobble down before looking at your recipes, because they always leave me famished and gagging for a good portion of your meals! In spite of my cookies, I would love to have a nice slice of this one, though! Best to you and the family, xoxoxo D.

  24. Hmmm, this one looks so yumy and moist. Thank you for sharing.

    Life Less Ordinary

  25. I saw a blogger rant that we shouldn't be using the words moist or yummy because it's somehow tacky. You know what? This cake is moist and yummy and I don't care who complains. :)

  26. The cake looks so fluffy and moist, I want to try baking it as I happen to have grapes in my fridge.

  27. The cake is stunning - and that spiced grape sauce that just invites me in.

  28. That grape sauce sounds SO interesting... and the cake looks amazingly moist and tender! Thanks for sharing :)

  29. I love anise - the grape sauce is so unique! I wish I could taste a slice - it sounds really scrumptious and reminds me of something my Great Grandma would of made. xoxo

  30. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.


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