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Chocolate Red Wine Cake

By Denise Jones, member

August 11th, 2010

When I initially set my sights on this Chocolate Red Wine Cake for our "Cooking with Wine" Concert in the Park theme, I did not realize it was on the cover of Indulge: 100 Perfect Desserts, by Claire Clark, former pastry chef at the Thomas Keller's The French Laundry.  It was a bit intimidating at first, because I haven't worked with chocolate too much, but the discs were pretty easy to make.  There's red wine in the batter and then the entire cake is soaked in a red wine syrup.  The cake is then covered with red currant jelly glaze and decorated with chocolate discs.  Attention red wine lovers!  Make this cake!  Also, I think it's the ultimate Valentine's Day cake. 

Recipe Used: Chocolate Red Wine Cake, from Indulge: 100 Perfect Desserts

posted in: Gallery, chocolate, dessert, cake, wine, Valentine's day, red wine, red currant jelly, special occasion
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