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Red wine and chocolate cake recipe

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by lapinrose, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    Sounds gorgeous and yes I think a Merlot is the right wine to use.

    http://everlastingcakes.wordpress.com/2012/03/12/wine-chocolate-cake-for-obidos/






    Posted on March 12, 2012



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    I have been proofing and refining this recipe for my visit to The International Chocolate Festival
    in Obodos next week, and I’m pleased to say with a few tweaks the
    recipe is perfect. Use Castor Sugar, Self Raising Flour, a Good Merlot
    or similar wine, and if you have a fan oven omit the water…………

    Red Wine Chocolate Cake

    The best thing about this cake is it has over half a bottle of red
    wine in it – meaning you have the other half left to drink as you
    merrily bake away. The result is also stunning as the wine flavour
    remains and blends seductively with the chocolate.

    Cake

    175g butter, softened

    250ml/250g Castor Sugar

    2 extra large eggs

    5ml/1 tsp vanilla essence

    500ml/300g Self Raising flour, sifted

    125ml/50g cocoa powder, sifted

    5ml/1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

    300ml decent quality red wine – try Merlot

    150ml water (optional if too dry)

    Ganache

    200g dark chocolate 75%, in pieces

    150ml double cream

    Violet crystals for decoration

    Heat oven to 180°. Grease & line one 23cm cake or donut tin.
    Cream butter & sugar till light & fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a
    time. Add vanilla and beat for 1 minute. Mix wine with water. Sift dry
    ingredients and add alternate dry and wine mixture together till a
    smooth batter. Bake for 50 – 60 mins (or till cake springs back when
    pressed in the middle)

    Ganache

    Melt chocolate slowly over boiling water, remove from heat and stir
    in cream – when almost cool spread over cake. Sprinkle with violet
    crystals if available for an ultra cool look.

    En-hic-joy

    A few photos of my trials

    [​IMG]
     
  2. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    Sounds gorgeous and yes I think a Merlot is the right wine to use.

    http://everlastingcakes.wordpress.com/2012/03/12/wine-chocolate-cake-for-obidos/






    Posted on March 12, 2012



    [​IMG]

    I have been proofing and refining this recipe for my visit to The International Chocolate Festival
    in Obodos next week, and I’m pleased to say with a few tweaks the
    recipe is perfect. Use Castor Sugar, Self Raising Flour, a Good Merlot
    or similar wine, and if you have a fan oven omit the water…………

    Red Wine Chocolate Cake

    The best thing about this cake is it has over half a bottle of red
    wine in it – meaning you have the other half left to drink as you
    merrily bake away. The result is also stunning as the wine flavour
    remains and blends seductively with the chocolate.

    Cake

    175g butter, softened

    250ml/250g Castor Sugar

    2 extra large eggs

    5ml/1 tsp vanilla essence

    500ml/300g Self Raising flour, sifted

    125ml/50g cocoa powder, sifted

    5ml/1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

    300ml decent quality red wine – try Merlot

    150ml water (optional if too dry)

    Ganache

    200g dark chocolate 75%, in pieces

    150ml double cream

    Violet crystals for decoration

    Heat oven to 180°. Grease & line one 23cm cake or donut tin.
    Cream butter & sugar till light & fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a
    time. Add vanilla and beat for 1 minute. Mix wine with water. Sift dry
    ingredients and add alternate dry and wine mixture together till a
    smooth batter. Bake for 50 – 60 mins (or till cake springs back when
    pressed in the middle)

    Ganache

    Melt chocolate slowly over boiling water, remove from heat and stir
    in cream – when almost cool spread over cake. Sprinkle with violet
    crystals if available for an ultra cool look.

    En-hic-joy

    A few photos of my trials

    [​IMG]
     
  3. egyptgirl

    egyptgirl Senior commenter

    *goes weak at the knees*
     
  4. *almost faints with excitement!*
     
  5. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    I'm going to omit the water, if it needs any more, add more wine, but that's less for me to drink then!!
     
  6. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    It's my birthday coming up. I feel the need to make myself a birthday cake. Red wine and chocolate are two of my favourite things [​IMG]
    Thank you Lapin.
     

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