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Red Wine Chocolate Cake

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This red wine chocolate cake is a delicious and decadent dessert with a rich flavor that you'll love! 
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  1. Red Wine Chocolate Cake Ingredients
  2. How To Make This Red Wine Chocolate Cake Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
  5. More Recipes You’ll Love
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This incredible, moist, homemade red wine chocolate cake will leave you wanting more. Its chocolate flavor is enhanced by the red wine, and the glaze on top is the perfect complement to this already amazing cake recipe.

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Red Wine Chocolate Cake Ingredients

You’ll need:

For the Chocolate Cake

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1¼ cups of red wine

For the Chocolate Glaze

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup of red wine

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

RED WINE: You can choose your favorite Merlot or Cabernet to use in this recipe. This is also a great way to use up leftover wine that you have in your fridge.

How To Make This Red Wine Chocolate Cake Recipe

STEP ONE: Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a bundt pan with nonstick spray.

STEP TWO: In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. 

butter, vanilla, sugar, and egg creamed together in a bowl

STEP THREE: Add the eggs one at a time and mix until creamy.

STEP FOUR: In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Slowly add the mixture to the wet ingredients.

dry ingredients added to the wet ingredients and mixed together

STEP FIVE: Pour in the red wine and mix the chocolate cake batter until smooth.

red wine poured into the dry ingredient mixture

STEP SIX: Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your cake at the lower end of the recommended baking time.

batter poured in a bundt pant

STEP SEVEN: Let the cake cool before removing it from the pan.

STEP EIGHT: Melt the butter and chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Whisk in the powdered sugar and red wine. Pour glaze over the top of the cake and serve.

PRO TIP:

Place your cake on a cooling rack before pouring the glaze over top so that it doesn’t puddle around the base of the cake.

sugar, butter, chocolate chips and red wine whisked and poured over the cake

How To Serve

This rich chocolate cake is the perfect choice to serve on special occasions. To create an extra indulgent dessert, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a homemade hot chocolate to drink.

If you are a chocoholic like me, you should check out this chocolate zucchini cake recipe as well. If you’re looking for another great cake idea, make sure you try our oatmeal cake.

Storage

ON THE COUNTER: Store this fudgy cake at room temperature for up to three days in an airtight container.

IN THE FREEZER: Freeze your ultimate chocolate cake in a freezer-safe container for up to 1 month. Make sure to thaw your cake in the fridge before eating!

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The addition of red wine to this cake is the secret ingredient that elevates the delicious chocolate flavor to the next level. We think that makes it the best chocolate cake you’ll ever try!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I freeze this red wine cake recipe?

You can freeze your chocolate cake for up to one month in an airtight container.

Can I make this recipe in a regular cake pan instead of a bundt pan?

This easy chocolate cake recipe could be made in a regular pan if you don’t have any bundt cake pans, but keep in mind that you will have to adjust the amount of time the cake bakes.

Does it matter what kind of red wine I use in this cake?

Any red wine that you enjoy drinking would be the perfect addition to the chocolate cake.

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Red Wine Chocolate Cake

5 from 6 votes
This red wine chocolate cake is a delicious and decadent dessert with a rich flavor that you'll love! 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

Cake

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • cups flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • cups red wine

Glaze

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup red wine

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a bundt pan with nonstick spray.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. 
  • Add the eggs one at a time and mix until creamy.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Slowly add the mixture to the wet ingredients.
  • Pour in the red wine and mix the chocolate cake batter until smooth.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool before removing it from the pan.
  • Melt the butter and chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Whisk in the powdered sugar and red wine. Pour glaze over the top of the cake and serve.

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Notes

  • Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your cake at the lower end of the recommended baking time.
  • Place your cake on a cooling rack before pouring the glaze over top so that it doesn’t puddle around the base of the cake.

Nutrition

Calories: 793kcal | Carbohydrates: 105g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 974mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 80g | Vitamin A: 947IU | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 3mg
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    • Karen says

      5 stars
      Can this recipe be cooked in the instant pot? How long? 35 minutes like the chocolate instant pot cake recipe? Thank you

  1. Judith Vale says

    Am going to make this cake! It sounds very delicious! The addition of red wine is different and should add a different twist to basic chocolate cake!

  2. Bobbie says

    Hi Layne. Can you make the cake the day before and then make and add the glaze just before serving? Thanks!