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Darkest Chocolate Cake With Red Wine Glaze

Chocolate + wine = a match made in heaven

Few flavors bring out the rich fruit flavors of red wine quite like dark chocolate. This decadent, deep cocoa cake is perfect for that holiday-time indulgence. Cut yourself a big slice and enjoy.

This recipe is courtesy of Epicurious.


For cake:

  • 8 Ounces bittersweet chocolate (at least 70 percent cacao), chopped
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for pan
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/3 Cup all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
  • 3/4 Teaspoons kosher salt

For glaze and assembly:

  • 8 Ounces bittersweet chocolate (at least 70 percent cacao), finely chopped
  • 1/4 Cup unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 Cup cabernet sauvignon, preferably Epicurious


For cake:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Lightly butter and flour 9-inch springform pan.

In a heat-proof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water (bowl should not touch water), heat chocolate, sugar, and 1 cup butter, stirring, until chocolate is almost completely melted, about 3 minutes.

Remove from heat and continue to stir until chocolate is completely melted.

Let cool completely.

Using an electric mixer on medium speed, add eggs to chocolate mixture 1 at a time, beating to blend after each addition.

Beat until mixture has a mousse-like consistency.

Reduce speed to low and add salt and 1/3 cup flour; mix until smooth.

Scrape batter into prepared pan; smooth top.

Bake cake until top is firm and edges are slightly darkened, 55–65 minutes. Rely on visual cues; a tester inserted into cake's center will come out clean before cake is truly done.

Transfer pan to a wire rack and let cake cool completely in pan before turning out.

For glaze and assembly:

In a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water (bowl should not touch water), heat chocolate, butter, and salt. Stirring, until chocolate and butter are melted, about 5 minutes.

Whisk in powdered sugar.

Meanwhile, bring wine just to a boil in a small saucepan.

Remove chocolate mixture from heat and whisk in wine; let cool until slightly thickened and a rubber spatula leaves a trail in mixture when stirring, 8–10 minutes.

Set cake on a wire rack set over a rimmed baking sheet.

Pour glaze over cake and spread it across the top and over the edges with an offset spatula.

Let cake stand at room temperature until glaze is set, 2–3 hours.