Smitten Kitchen Red Wine Cake

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 268.0
  • Total Fat: 10.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 69.8 mg
  • Sodium: 187.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 48.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 3.9 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    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)


Make the cake: Preheat the oven to 325įF. 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. Donít 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.

Serving Size: Makes 8 slices

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MSALCICC.

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