' MacLeod Family Vineyard - Red Wine Chocolate Cake, A Merlot Cook Off Recipe

Red Wine Chocolate Cake, A Merlot Cook Off Recipe

Red Wine Chocolate Cake, A Merlot Cook Off Recipe

Recipe by Michelle, Santa Cruz, CA.

At a Glance

Serves: 8-10

Description

Ingredients:

Cake:

6 Tbl unsalted butter, room temperature

3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk, room temperature

3/4 cup MacLeod Merlot

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup + 1 Tbl AP flour

1/2 cup dutch cocoa powder

1/8 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp table salt

1/4 tsp cinnamon (use the good stuff if you have it)

Topping:

1/2 cup mascarpone cheese

1/2 cup chilled whipping cream

2 Tbl granulated sugar

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325F.

Line bottom of 9 ich round cake pan with parchment, lightly butter parchment and sides of pan.

In large bowl, cream butter with mixer.  Add sugars and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes.

Add egg and yolk, beat well and then add wine and vanilla.

Sift flower and remaing dry ingredients together, adding to wet ingredients.

Mix until 3/4 combined, then fold the rest together with spatula.

Spread batter evenly in pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.  Test center with tooth pick.

Cool in pan for about 10 minutes and then flip out on cooling rack.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar prior to serving.

Topping:

Whip all ingredients together until soft peaks form.  Do not over whip.  Can be refrigerated for up to 4 hours prior to serving.

Dollop generously on each slice of cake and serve.

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