Red Wine Cake

Photo of: Kilted Chef Chocolate Cake
It’s the month of love and this is the perfect treat to whip up for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. Made with red wine and chocolate (two of our favourite things!)  it is decadently delicious. But best of all, it’s made with love!


1 cup butter
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup Nova Scotia red wine
2 cups flour
1 ¾ cup sugar
1 ½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla


  1. Put butter, cocoa, salt and red wine in a pot over medium heat whisking until melted and combined. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, soda and cinnamon.
  3. Add in half the chocolate mixture to the bowl and stir by hand until combined (this will be thick but if you use a mixer there will be too much air in the cake and it will rise too much during baking).
  4. Add the remaining chocolate and combine.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  6. Add sour cream and vanilla. Mix well.
  7. Pour into a well-greased Bundt pan and bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool for twenty minutes, remove from pan to a cooling rack. When completely cool top with ganache (recipe below).

Ganache Ingredients

4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
1 ½ tbsp corn syrup
½ cup heavy cream
1 ½ tbsp sugar


  1. Place chocolate and corn syrup in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat the cream and sugar until hot, pour over the chocolate and whisk to melt.
  3. Serve with sweetened whipped cream.

Recipe provided by: Alain BosseThe Kilted Chef

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