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Red Wine Cake

Torta di Vino Rosso

Serves 8

Preheat oven to 350F.


2 sticks plus 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

1 1/4 cups sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

6 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 1/2 teaspoons baking cocoa powder

2 1/3 cups Unbleached, All-Purpose Flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup dry red wine

5 1/4 ounces chopped semisweet chocolate


Lightly butter and dust with cocoa two 9-inch cake pans or one 10 1/2 inch round pan.

Mix all the ingredients together in the order listed except for the chocolate. Fold the chocolate in by hand and pour the batter into the pans.

Bake for 40 minutes or until a cake skewer comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake. Cool on a cake rack. Remove the cake from pan and cool completely. Frost or dust with confectioner's sugar.


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    lida zan

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe and your show and educating us in so many delicious ways! Great g-ma was from Sicily and there's nothing like original Italian cuisine. You bring her, g-ma and all the family back together - thanks for the love. God Bless You All!

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