Alcohol and Dessert: Which alcohol goes with what cake?

Alcohol & cake – a match made in heaven

Ah, alcohol and dessert. We all know about food pairing such as wine and cheese, tea and biscuits, lager and… well for me anything! ? ?

However, a topic which isn’t widely covered is what sort of alcoholic beverages we should consume with our cake!

According to wine expert Amelia Singer, certain types of alcohol can strongly compliment the taste of our favourite desserts.

Speaking to The Guardian, Amelia said:

“Ultimately wine is meant to be fun and there are no ‘shoulds’ when it comes to pairing,” Singer explained. “However, some pairings work better than others.

“Good pairings allow the wine and food to complement each other without overpowering or clashing the other.”

She also claims that the most vital thing to do when picking a beverage to go with your cake is to make sure the type of alcohol you are drinking is as sweet as the cake its self.

Amelia’s Alcohol & Cake pairing suggestions:

  • Coffee Cake & Sherry
  • Red Velvet Cake & Rose Wine
  • Swiss Roll & Dessert Wine
  • Ginger Layer Cake & Gin
  • Salted Caramel & Brown Beer
  • Chocolate Brownie & Sparkling Wine
  • Jam Doughnuts & Fruit Beer

What type of alcohol do you enjoy with dessert? Let us know in the comments below & keep up to date with news, free tutorials and competitions from the world of cake with CakeLife


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