Red Wine Cake

This time I went for something less ordinary: Chocolate chips and red wine combined in a cake.

Red Wine Cake

Some people smell Christmas while the cake is baking and perhaps for a good reason. This German cake is typically made around the autumn or winter season.

Feel free to include it in your Christmas menu. For a more festive appearance, why not sprinkle some icing sugar over the red wine cake or Rotweinkuchen? 

  • 250 g all purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 220 g fine sugar
  • 200 g salted butter
  • 100 g chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 15 g baking powder
  • 120 ml dry red wine
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp rum
  • 1 tsp red coloring 

  1. Soften the butter and blend with the sugar until creamy.
  2. Separate egg yolks from whites. Add yolks to the buttermix with the vanilla. Beat well.
  3. Combine flour with baking powder and add to butter-yolk mix. Also add the cocoa. Fold with spatula.
  4. Gradually pour the red wine while blending, continued by pouring in the rum, the chocolate chips and red coloring.
  5. Beat the egg whites energetically with a pinch of salt until it's firm.
  6. Fold beaten egg whites into the batter, from under to over until all is homogeneous.
  7. Pour final batter into ring cake mold.
  8. Bake 60 to 65 minutes at 160°C convection. At 55 minutes, use a tester to see if the red wine cake is done.

Tools used: Hand mixer, silicone spatula, pastry brush, sieve.