Red Wine Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Butter Cream
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!
Grease a 9 x13-inch cake pan and preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
Once the whole cake is covered, top with some sprinkles and chocolate shavings (made by grating the chocolate bar over the cake).