Red Wine Chocolate Cake

Red Wine Chocolate Cake - Chocolate and wine, the perfect combination. You can use almost any red wine for this as long as it’s on the sweeter side. A nice Primitivo wine from the Puglia region is the perfect choice!

 


 Red Wine Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

For 10 Person(s)

For the cake:

  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup Primitivo red wine
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

For the red wine glaze:

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup Primitivo red wine
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Optional: extra wine for brushing the cake
 
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Directions

  1. To make the cake:
    1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Spray a 9 inch spring form pan with baking spray.
    3. In a mixing bowl sift together the flour and baking powder. Set aside.
    4. Put a small pot over a very low flame (I used the lowest flame possible) and combine the cocoa, wine, sugar and butter. Stir with a wooden spoon until the butter has melted and the mixture is smooth, about 5 minutes.
    5. Remove from heat and whisk in the eggs one at a time, making sure each egg has been fully absorbed before adding another. Once the eggs are fully incorporated whisk in the flour and baking powder until fully absorbed.
    6. Fold in the chocolate chips and pour into the prepared pan.
    7. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the center is springy.
    8. In the meantime make the glaze.
  2. To make the glaze:
    1. Put a pot over a very low flame and combine the cocoa, wine, sugar and butter. Stir with a wooden spoon until the butter has melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. The mixture will thicken as it cools.
    2. Once the cake is baked dock the surface with a formal. Optionally you May brush the cake with extra Primitivo wine.
    3. Place the cake over a wire rack and pour the glaze over the top. Serve with a lovely glass of Primitivo wine!
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Reviews

5
Monday, 22 April 2019
Fantastic recipe and excellent cake after dinner with friends. A real ‘grown-ups’ cake. - Sharon Temple


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