DOUBLE CHOCOLATE RED WINE BUNDT CAKE

This cake is beautiful isn't it? If you are a red wine lover, you just might fall in love with this cake. It would be a great cake to perfect before Valentine's Day so you can serve it up with a bottle of wine to your sweet someone. It was really easy to make, and tastes delicious.  My boyfriend Darin watched The Food Network and watched them make this cake. It must have looked good enough to tell ME about it.

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INGREDIENTS

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips

INGREDIENTS FOR GLAZE

  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red wine

I'll tell you right upfront; there are few ingredients that I had to substitute; AND; I didn't use eggs that were room temperature. I used semi sweet chocolate chips, salted butter and regular table salt; the recipe still turned out great. However; on my second go round, I will try to make this recipe with the suggested ingredients to see if it tastes any different, or has a different texture. I thought it turned out great!  I also made more glaze than was recommended here.

DIRECTIONS

  • Spray your Bundt pan with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Heat oven to 350.
  • In medium sized bowl, whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In large bowl, combine granulated sugar and butter. Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, then add vanilla and beat for another minute.
  • Add a third of the dry ingredients, mix on low to combine, and then add a third of the red wine, and repeat until all of the wine and dry ingredients are mixed well.
  • Add chocolate chips by folding them in.
  • Pour the mixture in your pre sprayed Bundt cake pan, and bake for 45 minutes. This time was right on for my oven.
  • Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely.

GLAZE

In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and wine until smooth. I had about 3/4 cup sugar and about 1/4 cup red wine to get the consistency I was looking for.  Once the cake is cooled, you can add the glaze. Allow the glaze to set before serving. I have to admit, I was a little impatient. Once my cake cooled, I flipped it onto a plate, and drizzled the glaze on , and stuffed it in my freezer for a couple minutes to set the glaze. You know me...I can't wait!

MY REVIEW

If you love chocolate and red wine, this cake was very rich; very chocolatey, and not as sweet as some might like. The glaze definitely adds the sweet. Overall, a very decadent treat for a special occasion.

 

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