Red Wine Chocolate Cake Recipe
Who doesn’t love chocolate? It’s one of the most coveted flavors in the world, with millions of followers that worship it like if it were ancient times and it was worth more than gold. Another thing that also has a very big fan base is wine. Put these two things together and what do you get? The most amazing and mouth watering dessert! Check out this recipe for a red wine chocolate cake and forever change the way you drink your wine!
Ingredients for red wine chocolate cake
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- ¾ cups of unsweetened cocoa powder (do not use Dutch process)
- 1 ¼ teaspoons of baking soda
- ½ a teaspoon of salt
- 2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened
- 1 ¾ of cups of sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ cups of dry red wine
- Confectioner’s sugar, as much as you need for dusting the surface with it
- Whipped cream to taste, for serving
- Preheat your oven to 350º.
- Butter and flour a 12 cup bundt pan.
- Take a deep and medium-sized bowl and whisk the 2 cups of flour, the ¾ cups of cocoa powder, the 1 ¼ teaspoons of baking soda and the ½ teaspoon of salt.
- Take a large and deep bowl and pour the softened butter sticks and the 1 ¾ cups of sugar. Using a handheld electric mixer beat the butter and the sugar at medium to high speed until reaching a fluffy texture. This could take about 4 minutes.
- Add the 2 eggs to the mixture, one at a time, and beat well until fully incorporated.
- Add the teaspoon of vanilla extract and beat for another 2 minutes approximately.
- Working in 2 batches, alternatively fold in the dry ingredients (all purpose-flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and the salt). Add also the wine and keep beating until the mix is well incorporated.
- Scrape the batter well off the bowl and pour it into the prepared (buttered and floured) pan. Place in the preheated oven and bake for just about 45 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the center of the cake after the 45 minutes and check that it comes out clean. Repeat the process and keep it in the oven until the toothpick comes out clean.
- Let the cake cool down in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn it upside-down into a rack to let it cool completely.
- Dust the whole cake with confectioner’s sugar to cover it completely and serve it along with whipped cream or a bit of vanilla ice cream.
The best thing about this cake is that the chocolate flavor is only uplifted by the strong flavor or red dry wine. While this cake is not precisely drunk in alcohol it’s safe to give to kids, and the strong flavor makes it less sweet than other types of chocolate cake. We recommend serving a few hours after baking to enjoy a fresher taste of the fluffy texture and still warm flavor of the wine in your mouth.