Red Wine Cake


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.

8 servings


  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 (12 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup red wine

  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder


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

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

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

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

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

686 Calories
39g Fat
81g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 686
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 23g 116%
Cholesterol 154mg 51%
Sodium 327mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 81g 29%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 48g
Protein 9g
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 319mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.