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Chocolate & Red Wine Cake Recipe

By Megan 16 Feb 2018

Makes 10 portions


110g unsalted butter
275g dark brown sugar
5g salt
2 whole eggs
175g self raising flour
2g bicarb soda
5g baking powder
50g dark cocoa powder
200g red wine


100g unsalted butter
300g icing sugar
200g red wine, reduced to 50g
15g cocoa powder

To make frosting:

Cream butter and icing sugar together then add red wine, beating until smooth and velvety. Fold in the cocoa powder


  • Preheat oven to 170C and line a 30cmX11cmX2.5cm baking tray
  • Place butter, sugar and salt in a bowl and cream. Add the eggs slowly to emulsify
  • Sieve flour, bicarb, baking powder and cocoa together and fold in slowly 1/3 at a time. Mix well before adding the red wine
  • Pour mixture into the baking tray and bake for 20-25 minutes
  • Allow to cool then cover evenly with the frosting, allowing to set before portioning


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