This red wine chocolate cake redefines the definition of chocolate decadence and is simply irresistible!
I’m getting all boozy on you today. But first thing first… if you happen to be in San Francisco this week, don’t forget to stop by Farm to Table Food Festival this coming Sunday from 2-5pm in Palo Alto. It’s a free fun-filled afternoon of learning and hands-on doing for the whole family in celebration of the Jewish Food Movement: local, accessible, healthy food; crafted by people who were treated equally, and grown or produced in a way that promotes a healthy, sustainable, and diverse environment. And I’ll be on stage during the Home Cheesemaking Workshop with Louella Holl, so be sure to grab your free ticket here and say hello.
And now let’s talk about cake. I love the third Thursday of each month because it’s bundt cake time. This month’s theme is beverages. Quite frankly, I rarely drink soda and my favorite drink has always been water, no ice. The closest to that is probably black tea, Baileys, and Moscato. But the hubs is quite the opposite when it comes to drink. He drinks water a lot, like… a lot! I often hide my water bottle from him, otherwise he would finish it in a split second. And his favorite drinks are bourbon and red wine, which are way too strong for me.
As he likes bourbon and red wine, he often buys some to keep at home. The funny part is… he rarely opens it so it’s just sitting there in wine rack. And of course, our collection has grown over the years, and currently it’s more than 40 bottles. Some were inherited from friends when they moved out to a different state, and some were bought during our Caribbean trip last Summer.
So I didn’t want to waste those bottles, especially after I found out that the theme is all about beverages. So, red wine chocolate bundt cake, it is! Unlike any other cake, this one is super special… especially that ganache on top. My first thought is having chocolate as an optional ingredient; but I was wrong. Chocolate does make this bundt cake extra yum! So why not add a drizzle here and there, or perhaps cover the whole thing with chocolate?
- 11/2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup dark brown sugar
- 11/2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 11/2 cup dry red wine
- 2 tbs milk
- 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tbs unsalted butter, room temperature
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 12-cup bundt pan and set aside.
- In a medium bowl sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a mixer bowl fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter, sugar, and egg on medium-high speed for 3-4 minutes until combined. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as necessary.
- Add vanilla extract. Using a spatula, fold the flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating it with the wine in 2 additions (starting and ending with the flour). Add the milk and combine. Do not overmix.
- Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes on a wire rack, then turn it out and let it cool completely. Drizzle the cake with chocolate ganache.
- Chocolate ganache: Place chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl; set aside.
- Place cream in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Pour over chocolate and let stand until chocolate has softened, about 5 minutes.
- Add butter and stir until smooth. Let cool slightly before using.
Thanks to Laura of Baking in Pyjamas for hosting BundtBakers this month. Check out these delicious bundt cake recipes and don’t forget to bake some.
- Apple Cider Bundt Cake from That’s My Home
- Apple Cider Bundt Cake w/ Caramelized Apples from The Freshman Cook
- Apple Cider Bundt Cake from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Apple Cider Pound Cake from Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Apple Juice Spice Bundt with Caramel Apple Glaze from Our Good Life
- Apple Spice Latte Bundt from Living the Gourmet
- Black Forest Hot Chocolate Bundt from Baking in Pyjamas
- Cava Bundt Cake from La mejor manera de hacer…
- Chai Bundt Cake from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Chocolate Chai Bundt Cake from Basic n Delicious
- Chocolate Expresso Bundt Cake from En la cocina de Caro
- Dark ‘n Stormy Bundt Cake from Eat, Drink, and Be Mighty
- Earl Grey Bundt Cake with Milk and Honey Glaze from Brooklyn Homemaker
- Margarita Bundt Cake with Candied Limes from How to Philosophize with Cake
- Mexican Hot Chocolate Rose Cake from Faith, Hope, Love & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
- Milo and Condensed Milk Bundt Cake from Passion Kneaded
- Mojito Bundt Cake from Baking Yummies
- Orange Juice Pine Nut Bundt Cake from A Kingdom for a Cake
- Pacharán & Apple Bundlettes from I love Bundt Cakes
- Pumpkin Coffee Bundt Cake from Los Chatos Chefs
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Bundt Cake from Liv for Cake
- Red Wine Chocolate Bundt Cake from Brunch with Joy
- Root Beer Float Bundt from Food Lust People Love
- Tiramisu Bundt Cake from Patty’s Cake
- Vanilla Chai Honey Latte Bundt from Tartacadabra
- White Chocolate and Espresso Bundt Cake with Coffee Glaze from Taking On Magazines
- White Russian Mini Bundt Cakes from Magnolia Days
#BundtBakers is a group of Bundt loving Bakers who get together once a month to bake Bundts with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all of our lovely Bundts by following our Pinterest Board. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme or ingredient. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about BundtBakers can be found on our homepage.