23 December 2012

Red-wine and chocolate cake


Very easy to prepare, with an intense flavor. A perfect little chocolate bite to end a Christmas meal.



  1. Preheat oven at 170 ºC
  2. In a bowl and using a hand mixer, add these one by one, mixing until smooth each time:
    85 g unsalted butter (better if it is already at room temperature)
    + 180 g brown sugar
    + 50 g white sugar
    + 1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk
    + 175 mL red wine
    + 5 mL vanilla extract
  3. In a second bowl, mix together, using a sieve:
    135 g wheat flour
    + 40 g pure cacao powder
    + 1 sachet baking powder
    + 1/4 teaspoon salt
    + 1/4 ground cinnamon
  4. Pour the dry ingredients over the wet batter and mix well together until homogeneous.
  5. Transfer to a greased 20 cm baking tin.
  6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until fully cooked inside.
  7. Let the cake cool down and sprinkle some caster sugar on the top.

I learnt this from Smitten Kitchen.

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