Have you ever been instantly attracted to the title of a recipe? It happened to me the second I read the words olive oil and Chardonnay pound cake, and ever since I’ve been obsessing about making this cake!
I’m so glad my obsession turned into a reality because we loved this cake! It’s super moist from the olive oil with hints of chardonnay throughout, and the glaze was bright and bold. A very special cake for a special occasion, this would be a wonderful addition to your Mother’s Day table that would cater to all the adults.
And the best part is it’s such a breeze to make! Easy prep with few ingredients, my kind of baking! It’s a nice bubbly batter created by the chardonnay addition and you can actually smell the chardonnay as it’s baking in the oven, your kitchen will smell so good! I found this recipe on the Jordan Winery website, the original recipe finishes the cake off by brushing it with cognac, I wanted to try something different. Since chardonnay has notes of citrus and vanilla I decided to make a glaze using the zest of a lemon, lime and a mandarin orange along with vanilla. If I do say so myself I think the glaze took this cake way over the top! The flavors all blend amazing together, this is a cake for special summer events. It’s golden brown with a nice moist crumb and the chardonnay and citrus compliment each other perfectly. It’s very impressive! I will be making this cake over and over again!