Here is how this chocolate wine cake happened. A few weeks ago, Fabi had a wine and chocolate tasting event through his work. Because of COVID, they decided to do it virtually and just mailed everybody some wine and chocolate. Neither of us are big wine drinkers, and I as much as I have tried to love wine, I guess I will always prefer beer (I can see my mother’s face cringe reading this). We both had a few sips and although there was nothing wrong with the wine (it was actually pretty delicious), it was only 4pm and decided that was totally enough. The very full bottle of wine kept staring at me.
That very same night, I wanted to bake a chocolate cake. Chocolate cake is a favorite of ours, and I like to bake it quite frequently so we have a nice dessert to enjoy after dinner or for our afternoon tea or coffee break. The idea popped into my head to combine the chocolate cake with the red wine – I could already taste the combination. The wine paired perfectly with the chocolate that was sent to us, so why not add it to the cake as well?
Best idea ever. This is one of the best cakes I have ever made, by far. Probably because I got to pour wine all over it – I mean, who wouldn’t love chocolate cake with wine poured all over it and chocolate ganache drizzled on top?
I made everything using my Thermomix® – first the cake batter, then the chocolate ganache. I love how quick and easy it is to make perfect chocolate ganache in the Thermomix®! As a consultant it is one of the first things I tell my customers about.
Hope everyone has a great weekend, and yes, this chocolate wine cake is perfect for the weekend – enjoy!
Chocolate Wine CakeCourse: Dessert
This recipe makes one regular bundt cake.
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup pinot noir, plus 1/4 cup for drizzling
1/4 cup boiling water
- Chocolate Ganache
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease a bundt cake pan.
- Combine all of the dry ingredients in a Thermomix® mixing bowl using speed 4 or medium speed on a stand mixer or beaters.
- Add the remaining cake ingredients, saving 1/4 cup wine for drizzling, and mix on speed 4 for 30 seconds – use a spatula to scrape down and repeat if necessary.
- Transfer the cake batter to the cake pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and cool 10 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
- In the meantime, add the chocolate and whipping cream to the Thermomix® mixing bowl and heat to 90 degrees F for 3 minutes while mixing on speed 2, until chocolate chips are melted and ganache is smooth.
- Pour the remaining wine evenly on top of the cake.
- Once the cake is cooled, pour the chocolate ganache over the top.
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