Home Recipes Articles Contact Us

Red Wine Chocolate Cake

4.50 from 4 votes

A perfect replacement to tedious hours of making Christmas Fruit Cake, this recipe is as easy as they come and once you try this Red Wine Chocolate Cake you certainty wont miss out on wintertime baking fun.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Served AsDesserts
Servings 6


  • Red Wine - 3/4 cup use any that you like, I used port wine
  • Dark brown sugar - firmly packed - 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon
  • White granulated sugar - 1/4 cup
  • Egg - 1 large + Egg yolk - 1 large
  • Butter - at room temperature - 6 tablespoons 85 grams
  • Vanilla Essence or Extract - 1 teaspoon
  • All purpose flour - 1 cup + 1 tablespoon
  • Cocoa powder - 1/2 cup
  • Baking Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Baking Soda - 1/8 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • A pinch of salt
  • Grated white chocolate to garnish - 1 tablespoon or powdered sugar for dusting


  • Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celcius. (356 F)
  • Cream the butter and both the sugars in a mixing bowl till pale in colour and fluffy in texture.
  • Next add in the egg and vanilla extract and whisk well.
  • Now add in the wine. (The mixture will look like it has curdled, but that's okay its due to the acidity in the wine.)
  • Next add in all your dry ingredients and incorporate them by gently folding into the wet ingredients.
  • Pour the batter into a pre lined baking tin and bake for 20 to 25 mins.
  • Allow to cool in the (switched off) oven (with its door slightly ajar) for 10 mins, before transferring onto a cooling wire rack.
  • Garnish with flakes of white chocolate and some fresh fruit, alternatively dust with some icing sugar.
  • Serve warm or cold. Enjoy!


Use an equal measure of white sugar incase you are unable to procure brown sugar.

Please appreciate the author by voting!

4.50 from 4 votes

Parinaaz Marolia
Parinaaz Marolia

Featured Recipes

Featured Articles

No comments yet

Leave a Reply