BakingIrene, I did use the whole bottle minus two sips leftover for me. I used a bottle of Asti Gionelli. It ran me about $12, so not bad. I also used it raw in the batter. I think this contributed to the fluffy texture. I shared these with my neighbors and family. Each one of them raised their eyebrows after the first bite and all said that it was not what they expected it to be...and then proceeded to devour.. This is truly a "grown-up" cake. My house smelled like a distillery as they baked....and for ours after
As cupcakes, I baked them at 350 for 16-17 minutes. I'm not convinced that was enough time to bake all the alcohol out!