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Red Wine Chocolate Cake

This is my favorite cake. It’s delicious and simple and perfect for dinner parties. Also, note, the wine doesn’t completely bake out, so maybe not for kids…or do, I don’t judge. Adapted from Smitten Kitchen

Standing or hand mixer with paddle attachment9” round spring-form cake panparchment papersievespatulameasuring cups and bowlscooling rack

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature [or butter substitute]3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar1/4 cup white granulated sugar1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk, at room temperature3/4 cup (177 ml) red wine [I suggest a red blend, Cab or Syrah]1/2 teaspoon almond extract1 cup + 1 tablespoon (133 grams) all-purpose flour1/2 cup dark cocoa powder1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon kosher salt1/4 teaspoon ground cloveszest from one orangeconfectioners sugar for dusting


Preheat the oven to 325°F. 

Line the bottom of a 9-inch round cake pan with parchment [I like to take the bottom out of the pan and trace it on a…

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