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Red wine cake: the recipe for a moist and creamy wine cake

Red wine cake: the recipe for a moist and creamy wine cake


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There red wine cake it’s a sweet soft and fragrant chocolate, made with a cocoa mass flavored with red wine. Quick and easy, just melt the butter with the sugar, cocoa and wine in a saucepan, then, off the heat, stir in the eggs, chopped dark chocolate, sifted flour and baking powder.

Once baked and left to cool, the cake is covered with a icing without creamwhich is nothing more than part of the mixture of butter, sugar, cocoa and red wine set aside, for a delicious and fragrant end result with a pleasantly chewy consistency.

Perfect for the winter period, the red wine cake is eaten at snack, accompanied by a cup of hot tea, or served at the end of a meal for a special dinner. It can be consumed safely even by the youngest of the house: the taste of wine, in fact, is not felt and the alcohol will have completely evaporated thanks to cooking.

For best results, we recommend using a Red wine of excellent quality, preferably a nero d’Avola. If you wish, you can top it with chocolate icing and replace the butter with 150 g of seed oil and the red wine with a white one.

How to make a red wine cake

Pour the bitter cocoa into a saucepan 1.

Mix the sugar 2.

Add the butter 3.

Pour the red wine 4 then add a pinch of salt.

Melt the mixture over low heat, stirring constantly: this will take a few minutes 5.

Take 150 gr of compound and keep it aside; pour the rest into a large bowl 6.

Mix one egg at a time 7.

Stir it well with a hand whisk before adding the next one 8.

Sift the flour through a sieve directly into the bowl 9.

Continue with yeast ten.

Add the coarsely chopped chocolate with a knife 11.

Mix all the ingredients well 12.

Pour the batter into a 22-24 cm diameter cake tin lined with parchment paper 13.

Bake the cake in the oven at 180°C in static mode for 35-40 minutes. Take out of the oven and let cool down 14.

Transfer the cake to a serving platter and pour the reserved cream 15.

Cut into slices and enjoy 16.


The red wine cake can be preserved 2-3 days under a bell jar or in a special airtight container.

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