Happy Texas Independence Day! Today Texas is celebrating it’s 182nd anniversary and sTORIbook Food & Beverage Editor, Josie Rees, and I decided what better way to celebrate than with cake and rosé from a true pioneer in the Texas wine industry, Llano Estacado Winery. Llano Estacado Winery is the largest, best-selling premium winery in Texas, producing wines of world-class quality and introducing not just Texans but the entire world to the fine wines made in the Lone Star State.

We grabbed a bottle of Llano Estacado’s Signature Rosé and headed to the kitchen to create a beautiful AND scrumptious Yellow Rosé Cake with Signature Rosé Buttercream! The 2017 Signature Rosé is comprised of classic Southern Rhône varieties: Cinsaut, Carignan, Mourvèdre and Grenache. A maximum of 12 hours skin contact is used for all varieties before being pressed and it was blended early and fermented cold in stainless steel to preserve its delicate aromatics.

The 2017 Signature Rosé is a wine that truly reflects the West Texas terroir. Grown in the high elevation, sandy sites of their best vineyards, this wine is an expression of what classic rosé should be: fruity, aromatic, food friendly or enjoyable on its own on a hot, Texas summer afternoon. Now let’s get to baking (and sipping)!

And don’t forget to scroll to the bottom to enter to win a $25 Llano Estacado gift card! Additionally, enjoy 10% off an online order from the Llano Estacado website using the following gift code: STORIBOOK10.

Rosé Cake Recipe

Rosé Cake Recipe:

  • 1 box of white cake mix.
  • 1 1/4 cup of Llano Estacado Signature Rosé wine
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 egg whites


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farhenheit
  • Empty box of white cake mix into mixing bowl.
  • Add rose, vegetable oil and eggs and mix until smooth.
  • Grease cake pan and pour mix into pan.
  • Bake for 26-30 minutes.

Rosé Cake Recipe:


Buttercream Recipe:

  • 1 stick of unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp. Llano signature Rose wine
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

yellow rose cake

Happy Texas Independence Day everyone!


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Other Llano Estacado Recipes:

Red Sangria Recipe

Rose Cocktails

Slow Cooker Red Wine Brisket

Photography By:

Josie Rees

Disclaimer: I received compensation for this post from Llano Estacado. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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2 Responses

  1. Pamela Lutrell

    Would love to win! This cake looks delicious and I have not tried these wines…would love to! And I will share! Thanks Tori!

  2. Kathy Davis

    I would buy the WINE CLUB ROSÉ to serve with the cake. I’m making it! Thanks for the recipe.


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