Red wine chocolate cake for two

If we could turn love into sweets, it would undoubtedly be this moist chocolate cake for two, which is given its special sweetness by one ingredient: #wine.

Make the red wine chocolate cake for two with this recipe we share with you! Ingredients:

Chocolate shards:

  • 100g chocolate or chocolate chips of your choice

Cake:

  • 100g flour
  • 100g white granulated sugar
  • 3 tbs dark cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 60ml yoghurt
  • 60ml vegetable oil
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 60ml red wine (choose a sweeter wine)

Ganache:

  • 60ml heavy cream
  • 60ml Lederer Merlot red wine
  • 200g chopped dark chocolate or dark chocolate chips

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. When the chocolate is fully melted, spread it on parchment paper, making sure it’s not too thin. Cover with the second piece of parchment and press lightly to remove bubbles. Place on a flat surface in the freezer until hardened, and then break into shards of desired size. Leave them in the freezer until ready to decorate the cake.

Preheat the oven to 150°C. Generously grease a 15cm cake pan with the softened butter and place a circle of parchment paper on the bottom of the pan.

In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Add the eggs, yoghurt, oil and vanilla and stir together. Add the red wine and mix until the batter is smooth.

Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake in the oven for 28-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out with a few moist crumbs.

Allow the cake to cool completely in the pan, and then run a knife around the outside edge of the cake to help loosen it before removing cake from the pan.

In a small saucepan over medium heat pour the heavy cream and wine, stir together, and heat until steam rises and bubbles begin to form. Remove from the heat, add the chocolate, and cover for 5 minutes. Open the lid and whisk the mixture until completely smooth. Set aside for about 30 minutes to cool. You want the ganache to be thicker and easily spreadable.

Pour the ganache onto the cake and spread it carefully, then leave to cool. Serve your loved ones first. Enjoy!

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