When asked what birthday cake to make for friends or a family member, they will always shout: Rotweinkuchen (transl. Red Wine Cake)!
This recipe was given to me by a friend in college many years ago. So thank you, Nanette! I will always fondly remember those afternoons hanging out together in your Berlin kitchen and baking this delicious cake.
250 g butter
250 g sugar
1 packet Vanilla sugar, or if you can't find it in grocery store some vanilla flavoring
250 g flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking cocoa
125 g dark chocolate chips chopped into smaller pieces
1 scant cup of red wine
1.cut up butter in small pieces and cream it together with the sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl
3. mix together the remaining dry ingredients: flour, cocoa, baking powder, cinnamon
4. incorporate dry ingredients into the egg butter mix adding a little at a time
5. add chopped chocolate chips
6. mix in the cup of red wine
Bake in well greased Bundt pan or loaf pan in preheated oven at 375 Fahrenheit or 180. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
No reason to polish off the rest of the red wine after a dinner party! Tell the guests to come back the next day for cake! =)