Darkest Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze

by Dorothy Reinhold on October 18, 2019


Print This Post Print This Post Darkest Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze is the ultimate, elegant, decadent yet easy chocolate dessert for your guests, or an indulgent treat for yourself and your family.

Darkest Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze is the ultimate, elegant, decadent yet easy chocolate dessert for your guests, or an indulgent treat for yourself and your family.

I firmly believe that cake makes any day a better day. And as we have learned, we must seize the day, so let’s make this day the best it can be. And it’s not just ANY cake, but the deepest, Darkests Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze,

Grab a pound of your best bittersweet chocolate and your 9-inch Springform pan and get this one in the oven.

The plummy-berry notes of red wine are highlighted when mixed with chocolate and butter into a glaze that drips over the edges of this decadent Darkest Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze. Could you make it without the glaze? Sure, but why? 

 

There will be enough wine left over from the glaze for a glass or two for the cook, too. That’s always the mark of a good recipe. 

darkest-chocolate-cake-with-red-wine-glaze- on a white cake plateSweet!

Darkest Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: Serves 10

Darkest Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze

The plummy-berry notes of red wine are highlighted when mixed with chocolate and butter into a glaze that drips over the edges of this decadent Darkest Chocolate Cake with Red Wine Glaze.

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for pan
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate (at least 70% cacao), chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • .
  • Glaze and assembly:
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate (at least 70% cacao), finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup Cabernet Sauvignon wine

Directions

  1. For cake: Heat oven to 325°F. Lightly butter and flour a 9-inch Springform pan and set aside.
  2. Heat chocolate, sugar, and 1 cup butter in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water (bowl should not touch water), stirring, until chocolate is almost completely melted, about 3 minutes; remove from heat and continue to stir until chocolate is completely melted. Let cool completely. (A saucepan of water is like a DIY double boiler. If you have a double boiler, use it! These days, most people don't.)
  3. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, add eggs to chocolate mixture 1 at a time, beating to blend after each addition. Beat until mixture has a mousse-like consistency. Reduce speed to low and add salt and 1/3 cup flour; mix until smooth. Scrape batter into prepared pan; smooth top.
  4. Bake cake until top is firm and edges are slightly darkened, 55–65 minutes (rely on visual cues; a tester inserted into cake's center will come out clean before cake is truly done). Transfer pan to a wire rack and let cake cool completely in pan before turning out.
  5. For glaze and assembly: Heat chocolate, butter, and salt in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water (bowl should not touch water), stirring, until chocolate and butter are melted, about 5 minutes. Whisk in powdered sugar.
  6. Meanwhile, bring wine just to a boil in a small saucepan.
  7. Remove chocolate mixture from heat and whisk in wine; let cool until slightly thickened and a rubber spatula leaves a trail in mixture when stirring, 8–10 minutes.
  8. Set cake on a wire rack set over a rimmed baking sheet. Pour glaze over cake and spread it across the top and over the edges with an offset spatula. Let cake stand at room temperature until glaze is set, 2–3 hours.
  9. DO AHEAD: Cake can be made and glazed 2 days ahead. Chill. Bring to room temperature before serving.
  10. Serves 10.

Notes

Recipe source: Epicurious Wine. Used with permission.

https://www.shockinglydelicious.com/darkest-chocolate-cake-with-red-wine-glaze/

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Are you in a dark mood? Perhaps this noir-ish photo will speak to you even more… 

darkest-chocolate-cake-with-red-wine-glaze against a dark background

Looking for more chocolate and wine combinations?

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This post was originally published Dec. 4, 2016, and was refreshed, improved and republished today.

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