If your idea of a perfect Valentine’s Day involves drinking plenty of red wine, then you’re in for a real treat. Because now that you’ve stumbled upon this recipe for red wine chocolate cake, you can take your wine and chocolate pairing up quite a few notches just in time for the lovers’ holiday.
This recipe for red wine chocolate cake from Baker by Nature will change the way you combine chocolate and wine for the better, forever and ever. You’ll think you’ve died and gone to vino paradisio when you get a forkful of rich, chocolate cake that’s got a hint of deep red flavoring paired with intensely dark chocolate frosting and well, you guessed it, more wine. Cheers to that!
The recipe calls for a red wine of your choice (a pinot noir was used in this case) to be used in the cake batter as well as the frosting. For the cake batter, you’ll combine unsweetened cocoa powder, brown sugar, sour cream, a few other ingredients and, of course, red wine to yield flavorful, moist layers of cake.
As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll top everything off with chocolate frosting made from butter, confectioners’ sugar, dark chocolate and some more of your wine of choice.
Once the cake is assembled, you’ll top with chocolate shavings and devour your creation:
According to the recipe, this will keep in the refrigerator for about a week, but we have a feeling it won’t stick around that long.
Because seriously? Who could resist something this indulgent? It beats eating a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day, that’s for sure.
Perhaps the best part of all is that the recipe only calls for 1 cup and a few tablespoons of wine, so you’ll be able to polish off the bottle while you eat a slice or two of this delicious dessert. Happy Valentine’s Day, indeed!
If you’re looking to make your dessert even more festive for Valentine’s Day, you might also consider trying this version of red wine chocolate cake from Life, Love And Sugar, because it also comes topped with a raspberry buttercream that will give you an added dose of fruity flavor with each and every chocolate and red-wine filled bite.
You’ll take similar steps to make the cake, and it also calls for chocolate frosting. But you’ll also make a buttercream using raspberries, raspberry puree, powdered sugar, shortening and butter.
Pipe that along the edges and use it between the layers of cake itself to perfectly combine all of your favorite flavors into each and every forkful:
Whether you’re hosting a romantic dinner, a Galentine’s Day party or just sitting on your couch watching Netflix and celebrating yourself this Valentine’s Day, you not only have your drink selection sorted, but you’ve got dessert figured out, too. Because now you can drink your wine and eat it in the form of cake, too. So, here’s to you!