This is my interpretation of a cake my friend in Germany has traditionally every year. It's delicious! You may adorn it with icing, candy or fruit. We like to frost it with buttercream frosting.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 360 degrees F (170 degrees C). Grease an 9 inch cake pan.

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  • In a large bowl, mix butter, sugar and eggs until smooth and creamy; add the vanilla and chocolate chips and mix well.

  • In a small bowl, mix baking powder and flour; add to creamed mixture.

  • Add red wine and mix well, but not for too long. Add cocoa powder to taste.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour; let cool and decorate. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

686 calories; protein 9.3g; carbohydrates 80.8g; fat 38.8g; cholesterol 154mg; sodium 326.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (16)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2007
This is delicious-- almost has the consistency of a chocolate chip muffin so I don't think frosting is necessary. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/14/2005
The cake was very dense and needed the frosting that I added. It was good but not sure I would make it again real soon. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2007
This is delicious-- almost has the consistency of a chocolate chip muffin so I don't think frosting is necessary. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/13/2005
The cake was very dense and needed the frosting that I added. It was good but not sure I would make it again real soon. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2010
Potential! The flavor complexity of the red wine & chocolate was great I would make sure to use a full-bodied wine with chocolate or berry notes. Mine too came out thick and dry but I'm 100% sure I've figured out why: I tried to cream the butter sugar & eggs together at the same time and all the liquid made the butter clump so I over beat it and the eggs filled out. I bet if I creamed the butter and sugar THEN gradually added the eggs I could get that thick gooey brownie-like consistency in the picture. I'll keep trying! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I wrote down the ingredients so all i need to do now is buy a bowl a spoon oh and the actual ingredients themselves and of course find someone to cook it for me but it looks like it would taste great. Hvala. -Gabbanski Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2011
I thought this cake was good but too dried and dense. I made a chocolate red wine ganache to put on top and it helped moisten the cake. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2010
I had some leftover red wine and a chocolate craving so I halved the recipe and put it in a 9x9 pan (baked at 360 for 20 minutes) to make a thin cake. Taking the advice from other reviewers I beat the eggs and the butter and then added the eggs individually. It was moist and fluffy and the taste was great for a late night snack. I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2009
I followed the directions and amounts to the tee. The results were a delicious moist chocolate cake. I did not ice it. I felt like it was fine the way it was. Very easy to make although I agree with a previous reviewer on the order of the ingredients. This cake is not exceptionally sweet but it is sweet. I would definately make this again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/29/2008
I had some leftover red wine so I decided to make this cake. I used 1/2 sugar 1/2 splenda but followed the rest of the recipe exactly. After tasting the finished product I think this recipe needs salt. I also think the directions need to be re-ordered so the red wine is added after the vanilla and then the flour and finally the chocolate chips; especially when using an electric mixer. I also used a 9x13 pan and cut 15 pieces as the calories for 8 pieces was way too high. The chocolate chips make the cake. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2008
I thought it would need icing but it was nice and moist. I used my home made Christmas wine and the cake had a little more kick. The chocolate chips make the cake. Next time I want to try white chocolate chips. Read More
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