Red wine is a popular cooking ingredient and it has been used for centuries to improve the taste of many different meals and desserts. If you have been using red wine only for meals, it is definitely time to start including it in some desserts. The most important thing in cooking is the result once you are done. If it awakens all your senses, it is a success. One of the best desserts you can prepare with red wine is the Darkest Chocolate Cake With Red Wine Glaze. This cake is very delicious and is not fussy, which is not very common with cakes. Pour the red wine glaze all over the cake and you are done. To prepare the Darkest Chocolate Cake With Red Wine Glaze for 10 servings, these are the ingredients you need:


  • 225g unsalted butter, cut into pieces, (plus some for the pan);

  • 75g all-purpose flour, (plus some for the pan);

  • 225g bittersweet chocolate (with 70% cacao) chopped to pieces;

  • 225g sugar;

  • 4 large eggs;

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt

  • A 9-inch springform pan;

  • 225g bittersweet chocolate (with 70% cacao) chopped to pieces;

  • 55g unsalted butter cut into small pieces;

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 115g powdered sugar;

  • 115g red wine (great choice: Pinot Noir);


  • 1.

    Turn on the oven to 325° and let it preheat. Lightly butter and flour the springform pan. Over a saucepan of simmering water, put the heatproof bowl that contains chocolate, sugar and 225g butter. Stir continuously until the chocolate is completely melted, which takes no more than 3 minutes. Then, remove the pan from the heat and continue stirring until the chocolate is completely melted. Let the mixture cool for a while.

  • 2.

    Add eggs to this chocolate mixture, one at a time, and use an electric mixer on medium speed to mix them. Mix until the mixture has a mousse-like consistency. Before you are done, turn the mixer to a low speed and add the salt and 225g flour. Then, mix at a medium speed until the mixture is smooth. Scrape the mixture into a previously prepared pan.

  • 3.

    When everything is set, put the cake in the oven and bake until the top is firm and the edges are slightly darkened. This would take about an hour, but rely on visual cues to find out when the cake is done. Once it's done, pull it out of the oven and transfer the pan to a wire rack where you can let it cool completely before you remove the pan.

  • 4.

    This is the most exciting part: the preparation of the red wine glaze. Heat the chocolate, butter and salt in the same heatproof bowl over a simmering water. Stir it continuously until the ingredients are melted, which takes about 5 minutes. Then, whisk in powdered sugar. Meanwhile, bring the red wine to a boil in a small saucepan. Then, remove the choco-mixture from heat and whisk in wine. Let the mixture cool until slightly thickened or until the spatula with which you stir leaves a trail in the mixture when stirring.

  • 5.

    Prepare the cake for the glaze and then just pour the red wine glaze over the cake. Spread it smoothly and equally on the top of the cake and leave the cake at a room temperature until the glaze is hard, which would take up to 3 hours.


Thanks to Wine Online for this tasteful dessert:

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Posted by Rebecca2526Report
Oh my goodness. This looks great. The recipe is so unique with the red wine glaze. This is going to definitely going to be a hit at work when I take this in for them to try