This unusual cake is flavored with red wine, chocolate chips and powdered cocoa, and is spread with the frosting of your choice. Note: the more cocoa you add to the mix, the deeper the flavor of the cake.
INGREDIENTS (for 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 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 360 degrees F (170 degrees C). Grease an 9 inch cake pan.
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.