This weekend we are already for Advent. That fact reminded me of a distinguished German red wine cake what I’d made couple of years ago for a party. This typical German cake is worth to make since it tastes really beautiful and the most important thing is, it is easy to make!
Ingredients: 250 g butter, 250 g sugar, 4 eggs, 1 vanilla essence, 250 g flour, 1 package back powder, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 3 tbs of cacao powder, 250 gr chocolate flakes, 1/8 ml red wine (milk or rum)
for the icing: fondant chocolate
Preheat oven for 175 grades. Beat together butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla essence until light and fluffy. Then fold in the flour, add cocoa, cinnamon and a pinch of salt.
Mix every ingredients well then when the batter is smooth, pour over red wine, add chocolate and nuts (optional) and mix everything together again.
Pour batter mixture into a battered kugelhopf or loaf tin and bake at 175 grades for 70-80 minutes.
Remove cake from the oven. Let it cool slightly before removing from the tin. Dust with icing sugar and serve warm or cool with cream or cover with the chocolate fondant icing..