Red Wine Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Butter Cream

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Red Wine Chocolate Cake is one of those desserts that is almost too good to be true! It combines a scrumptious moist chocolate cake and gives it a hug with sweet red wine. The raspberry buttercream icing takes the cake to a whole new level of decadence that you won’t want to miss!

Red Wine Chocolate Cake is one of those desserts that is almost too good to be true! It combines a scrumptious moist chocolate cake and gives it a hug with sweet red wine. The raspberry buttercream icing takes the cake to a whole new level of decadence that you won't want to miss!

How to Make Red Wine Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Butter Cream

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Red Wine Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream Icing; this is the stuff that my foodie dreams are made of. The fluffiness of the pink icing,  the inspiring moment of adding sweet red wine to the batter and the decadence of a dark chocolate cake, come together to create a one of a kind dessert that you won’t want to miss.

Red Wine Chocolate Cake is one of those desserts that is almost too good to be true! It combines a scrumptious moist chocolate cake and gives it a hug with sweet red wine. The raspberry buttercream icing takes the cake to a whole new level of decadence that you won't want to miss!

Another thing you’re definitely not going to want to miss is this book, Simply Beautiful Homemade Cakes.  My friend Lindsay blogs over at Life, Love and Sugar and she is truly a cake baking genius.

 

When I’m in the kitchen, I’m usually cooking rather than baking so when I was given the opportunity to review this beautiful cookbook, I was thrilled. Lindsay’s cakes are always completely stunning and look delicious (and now I can attest to the fact that they ARE  delicious).

Of course this book is full of beautiful cakes like Maple Streusel Pumpkin Cake but there are also loads of other lovely non-cake desserts like Caramel Apple Cheesecake and Cannoli Cupcakes!

 

In addition (and I think this was my favorite part) there are TONS of step-by-step tutorials including photographs for everything from perfect buttercream frosting to piping and coloring.  It’s the perfect book for someone like me who needs a little guidance to take a cake from average to amazing.

ORDER YOUR COPY HERE

Red Wine Chocolate Cake is one of those desserts that is almost too good to be true! It combines a scrumptious moist chocolate cake and gives it a hug with sweet red wine. The raspberry buttercream icing takes the cake to a whole new level of decadence that you won't want to miss!

The next time you have had a rough day or are in need of a one of a kind cake that is as yummy as it is pretty, let me recommend this recipe. It comes from the book Simply Beautiful Homemade Cakes (you can grab your copy here) and it truly is a simply beautiful cake!

 

I have to say, combining a homemade dark chocolate cake with red wine is nothing short of brilliant. The flavor is incredible and the cake itself is gorgeous. It will catch and hold your attention, practically beckoning you to taste the raspberry buttercream frosting! This is one of those recipes I will be baking time and time again, as the cake is true decadence.

Red Wine Cake is one of those desserts that is almost too good to be true! It combines a scrumptious moist chocolate cake and gives it a hug with sweet red wine. The raspberry buttercream icing takes the cake to a whole new level of decadence that you won't want to miss!
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Servings: 15 servings
Red Wine Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Butter Cream
Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
 
Author: Holly N.
Ingredients
CHOCOLATE CAKE
  • 2 cups (260 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (414 g) sugar
  • 3 ⁄4 cup (85 g) dark cocoa powder blend, such as Hershey’s Special Dark
  • 1 tbsp (15 g) baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (240 ml) sweet red wine
  • 3 ⁄4 cup (180 ml) milk, room temperature
  • 3 ⁄4 cup (180 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 1 ⁄2 tsp (8 ml) vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs , room temperature
RASPBERRY FROSTING
  • 1 1 ⁄4 cups (125 g) fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup (224 g) salted butter, room temperature
  • 3 ⁄4 cup (142 g) vegetable shortening
  • 6 cups (690 g) powdered sugar, divided
  • Pink gel icing color , as needed
  • Sprinkles , as needed
  • Chocolate bar , for chocolate shavings
Instructions
  1. Grease a 9 x13-inch cake pan and preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. In a medium bowl, combine the wine, milk, oil, vanilla extract and eggs. Pour the wine mixture into the flour mixture and mix until smooth. (The batter will be thin).
  3. Pour into the prepared pan and bake 34 to 36 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool completely.
Frosting
  1. Add the raspberries to a food processor and puree. Strain the puree through a mesh sieve to remove the seeds, and then set the puree aside. You should have about 5 tablespoons (75 ml) of puree after straining it.
  2. Beat the butter and shortening until smooth. Add 3 cups (345 g) of powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Add raspberry puree and mix until smooth. Add the remaining 3 cups (345 g) powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
  3. With your cake horizontal, pipe one vertical row at a time. For the second row, the dallops should be off set to fill in the gaps
  4. Once the whole cake is covered, top with some sprinkles and chocolate shavings (made by grating the chocolate bar over the cake).
  5. This cake is best eaten within 2 to 3 days.
Nutrition Information

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Red Wine Cake is one of those desserts that is almost too good to be true! It combines a scrumptious moist chocolate cake with sweet red wine. The raspberry buttercream icing takes the cake to a whole new level of decadence that you won't want to miss!
Red Wine Cake is one of those desserts that is almost too good to be true! It combines a scrumptious moist chocolate cake with sweet red wine. The raspberry buttercream icing takes the cake to a whole new level of decadence that you won't want to miss!

Holly

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

10 comments on “Red Wine Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Butter Cream”

  1. Nice recipe you’ve added thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you for the wonderful cake,
    What can I use to substitute wine

  3. OH my goodness..looks so decadent and yummy.Can’t wait to make it
    Thanks for the great recipes.

  4. This is such a pretty cake! I think I need a slice…or 3!

  5. Holly, This Red Wine Chocolate Cake recipe looks great and I’m anxious to try it. I am a wine novice. Please name me some examples of a “sweet red wine”. Thank you so much!

  6. Holly, it’s so beautiful! Thank you, thank you for sharing it! I’m so glad you liked the book and tutorials!

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