Sunday, January 22, 2012

Red Wine Cake

This is a recipe my Mother in law used to make Hubby all the time before we got married, then we came to live to Germany and so she passed it on to me so I can keep on with the tradition. I have a sweet tooth when it comes to desserts, so when I first heard about this cake I didn't think I was going to like it... to my surprise, I really loved it!


  • 1/4 cup red wine + 1/2 cup warm wine with 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 1/3 cups butter (300 g)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar (300 g)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour (300 g), sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 150 g chocolate chips

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350° F (180° C). Grease and flour a 10 inch bundt pan
  2. Soak raisins in 1/4 cup wine and set aside. Mix butter, sugar and vanilla at medium-high speed for 2 minutes; add eggs, one by one, beating after each addition, then add the 1/4 cup wine without adding the raisins. Add flour, baking powder, cocoa and cinnamon, mixing in medium speed for 1 more minute. Fold in chocolate chips and raisins. Pour mixture over the greased pan evenly
  3. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean. Turn off the oven and pour over cake 1/4 of the warm wine with sugar and let it soak for 5 more minutes inside the oven. Take out of the oven and let cool completely. Remove from bundt pan and add the remaining wine with sugar on top of the cake
  4. Add glaze and enjoy!


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 teaspoons water

  1. Mix sugar and 1 teaspoon water, then add a second teaspoon water. Add more if needed
  2. Pour Glaze over cake and serve


  1. Yum!
    funny - I was just looking through recipes for this type of cake :)

  2. Good way to use up the last bits in a bottle. What, no leftovers? OK a reason to open a new one. :)

  3. Looks delicious. Will have to save the recipe and try it sometime. Thanks.

  4. Excellent recipe idea! My boyfriend uses red wine in a lot of reduction sauces and he likes to put beer in most everything!