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A Guide to Pairing Drinks and Cake December 13, 2018

O'Bryonville, Cincinnati
A Guide to Pairing Drinks and Cake, Cincinnati, Ohio

Whether you’re spending the night in bed or attending a party, there’s never a bad time to cut into a slice of cake. Since you’re already treating yourself, pairing your dessert with a glass of wine can make a decadent treat even more enjoyable. To kick your dessert up a notch, here is a list of the best wine and cake pairings that will leave your taste buds wanting more. 

Chocolate Cake & Red Blends

Red wine blends of grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot make an excellent pairing with chocolate cake. The velvety texture, sweet flavor, and chocolate undertones compliment the richness of the dessert. Consider red blends from warmer climates such as California and Australia.

Carrot Cake & Sherry

cakeA dry sherry offers a nutty flavor that goes well alongside a slice of carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Aim for a sherry that is only slightly sweet with a dry finish, which will prevent it from overpowering the dessert and help bring out the more savory notes. 

Lemon Cake & Sweet Sparkling Wine

Lemon cakes have both the sweet and citrus flavors that pair well with crisp sparkling wines such as Prosecco and Moscato. Choose sparkling varieties on the sweet and fruity side for the perfect contrast to the tartness of the lemon flavor. If you prefer an alternative to sparkling, a sweet late harvest Riesling with fruity notes is also a great option.


If you’re shopping for a beautiful dessert to serve at your next party, stop into The BonBonerie in Cincinnati, OH, for the best selection of baked treats. For over 30 years, the famous bakery has offered everything from scones and pastries to elaborate wedding cakes and rich tortes. Their pastry chefs will work with you to create the perfect one-of-a-kind showstopper for your special event. Call (513) 321-3399 or visit their website to learn more about their menu.

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