Red Wine Chocolate Cake

Red Wine Chocolate Cake

I've made loads of cake recipes with chocolate, you can find them all on the site, but this cake with chocolate and wine is a serious competition and tastes better than many classic brownies. The wine, barely noticeable here, is for the fine aroma and for the exceptionally fluffy and tender texture. In addition, the cinnamon in the composition makes the flavors even finer and the walnuts and raisins give an extra texture, but it's also possible without.


4 pieces
300 g
200 g
Dark chocolate
120 g
2 tbsp
Cinnamon powder
1 tsp
0.25 tsp
Baking powder
3 tsp
Red dry wine
125 ml
Chopped Nuts
60 g
whatever you like - almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts etc.
40 g
can be replaced with cranberries, sour cherries, dried gooseberries
4 tbsp
White flour
180 g

Step by step

Step 1

In a small bowl, melt 50g of dark chocolate on a bain marie or in the microwave.

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Step 2

In a measuring cup, pour 125ml of semi-dry red wine.

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Step 3

In different, larger bowl measure the flour, add cinnamon, cocoa and salt.

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Step 4

Mix in the walnuts, raisins and baking powder, stir everything well.

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Step 5

Now we actually start cooking the cake:

- In a large bowl, combine  250g of room temperature softened butter with sugar, beat well with the mixer;

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Step 6

- Add one egg at a time, stirring constantly after each one;

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Step 7

- Beat in the flour, the nuts and the cocoa, pour the wine and stir the mixture well with a whisk or mixer;

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Step 8

- At the end, pour in the 50g of melted chocolate, mix again.

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Step 9

Pour the batter into a springform pan (28-30 cm) lined with baking paper.

Even out with a spatula or spoon.

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Step 10

Bake in the preheated oven at 175 degrees C for 40-45 minutes, but use the toothpick test before removing it.

Let cool completely, in the pan, for 2-3 hours.

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Step 11

Now carefully remove the sides of the pan (slide a knife around the sides), turn the cake out onto a plate or platter.

Spread 4-5 tablespoons of your favorite jam on top.

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Step 12

In a bowl melt 70g of dark chocolate together with 50g of butter, mix well and pour this icing over the layer of jam.

Even out carefully with a spoon.

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Step 13

Finally, top with some chopped walnuts or almond flakes and you're ready.

You can serve it right away and the icing will be more runny.

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Step 14

If you refrigerate for 1 hour, the icing will harden and will be easier to handle, slice and serve.

On the 2nd day I noticed the texture was slightly firmer because the cake was cold, but it was still tender and fluffy.

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Step 15

I highly recommend the recipe, it's really good and interesting.


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Quantity: 1500 g (15 servings)
Prep time: 120 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 30 min
Publish date:
Collections: Cakes, Cakes, Desserts

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