Saturday, November 5, 2011

Red Wine Chocolate Cake with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

I've been wanting to try this cake ever since I saw the post on Smitten Kitchen. Thursday night I finally had a chance. We were having a quiet night at home watching movies and I thought the perfect thing to compliment the chill night would be some nice warm chocolate cake. This cake is surprisingly easy and fast to make. I think that I had started it and finished eating a piece within an hour. My kind of cake. Plus, there really isn't anything more delicious and simple than freshly whipped cream, except maybe if you add some cinnamon.

Red Wine Chocolate Cake
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen

6 tbsp butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
3/4 cup red wine
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup plus 1 tbsp flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon

1) Preheat oven to 325 F and butter and flour a 9-inch cake pan
2) Cream butter and sugar, then add eggs, red wine, and vanilla
3) Sift dry ingredients and add to wet ingredients

4) Add batter to pan and bake for 25-30 minutes

5) Cool in pan for 10 minutes then slice into pieces, top with whipped cream and enjoy!

Cinnamon Whipped Cream
This is more of a suggestion than a recipe because I just poured heavy cream into a bowl. Start whipping, then add sugar to taste and continue whipping until peaks form. Add cinnamon and place on top cake, or coffee


  1. You have to make this when you get home.