April 20, 2009


This is my all time favorit cake - a typical german and very popular recipe in this region... it is as simple as 1.2.3 and even middle school kids learn this recipe in home economics.... So don't wait give this a try it is good and your house will smell wonderful while it is in the oven.... You might like to let it sit a day or two it gets moister and better... i heard as nobody can wait so long...lol


250g/ 1 1/4 c margarine or soft butter
225g/ 1 c sugar
4 eggs (room temperature)
1 tbsp saigon cinnamon
1 tbsp best cocoa
250g / 2 1/2 c flour (all purpose)
1 pck/ 3 tbsp baking powder
1/8 liter/ 125 ml red wine
100g/ 1/2 c mini chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 350° F - grease and flour (looks especially pretty if you use almond slices instead of flour) a bund cake pan

In a large bowl cream the butter and eggs( one by one) and sugar till sugar is dissolved and the mix is fluffy. In a second bowl mix together all the dry ingredients and slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mix, then add the wine and stir well for 2 min on high no longer!! DON'T overdo!!
Pour into bundt pan and bake on the middle rack of your oven for 1 hour. Test cake for doneness and let chill for 10 min. Cut the sides with a knife and slowly turn the cake upside done and decorate with chocolate glaze or powdered sugar...

Lovely with a bit of whipped cream and cherry compott.... or just plain...heaven!


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