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Sinfully Delicious Red Wine Chocolate Cake

Posted by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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Sinfully Delicious Red Wine Chocolate Cake

Posted by Jacqueline Burt on April 12, 2012 at 12:06 PM

chocolate red wine cake

Get ready for the most amazingly delicious dose of antioxidants ever. No, really -- it's true! Look, everybody's known for years that red wine is good for you (in moderation, but whatever) and now everybody knows chocolate is super good for you, too (in moderation, but whatever).

So clearly this Red Wine Chocolate Cake with Whipped Mascarpone could be considered health food. This is a dessert one should eat for medicinal purposes, naturally. Not because it tastes like sin in pastry form. That's just an added plus!

Red Wine Chocolate Cake with Whipped Mascarpone

Cake
6 tablespoons (85 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup (179 grams) firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup (50 grams) white granulated sugar
1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk, at room temperature
3/4 cup (177 ml) red wine, any kind you like*
1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
1 cup + 1 tablespoon (133 grams) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (41 grams) Dutch cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (this is a great place for that fancy Vietnamese stuff you stashed away)

Topping
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
1/2 cup (118 grams) chilled heavy or whipping cream
2 tablespoons (25 grams) granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Make the cake: Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line the bottom of a 9-inch round cake pan with parchment, and either butter and lightly flour the parchment and exposed sides of the pan, or spray the interior with a nonstick spray. In a large bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth. Add the sugars and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and yolk and beat well, then the red wine and vanilla. Don’t worry if the batter looks a little uneven. Sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together, right over your wet ingredients. Mix until 3/4 combined, then fold the rest together with a rubber spatula. Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. The top of the cake should be shiny and smooth, like a puddle of chocolate. Cool in pan on a rack for about 10 minutes, then flip out of pan and cool the rest of the way on a cooling rack. This cake keeps well at room temperature or in the fridge. It looks pretty dusted with powdered sugar.

Make the topping: Whip mascarpone, cream, sugar and vanilla together until soft peaks form — don’t overwhip. Dollop generously on each slice of cake. It can also be covered and refrigerated for up to 4 hours.

by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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4kidz916
by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 3:29 PM

I bet the whipped mascarpone is better than the cake. 

fineyouguyswin
by on Apr. 13, 2012 at 8:22 PM
Mmmmm.....*drools*
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katzmeow726
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 9:17 AM

*sigh*

I just need to accept the fact that this group is going to absolutely slaughter my diet.


But at least I'll be enjoying all the yummy food :-D 

gmadiane
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 11:05 AM

my god that looks good

4kidz916
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 11:15 AM

I think we all feel that way.  lol

Quoting katzmeow726:

*sigh*

I just need to accept the fact that this group is going to absolutely slaughter my diet.


But at least I'll be enjoying all the yummy food :-D 


katzmeow726
by on Apr. 14, 2012 at 11:18 AM
It just ain't right!

Quoting 4kidz916:

I think we all feel that way.  lol

Quoting katzmeow726:

*sigh*

I just need to accept the fact that this group is going to absolutely slaughter my diet.


But at least I'll be enjoying all the yummy food :-D 


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melaniecerise
by on Apr. 16, 2012 at 3:52 PM

yum mixing the best things, wine and chocolate

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