Red Wine Chocolate Bundt Cake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream – #Bundtamonth

by Kate on February 2, 2013

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This was one of those posts that almost didn’t happen, a deadline that almost wasn’t made thanks to a nasty little bug called norovirus. You may have heard about it? Well, let me tell you first hand that I have never been so sick in all my life. The other thing is that it’s scary contagious! I started showing symptoms in the morning two days ago and less than 12 hours later Maddy started vomiting. Mike followed Maddy an hour after that. We quarantined Molly at my in-laws house in the hopes that she wouldn’t get sick but shortly thereafter, my mother-in-law got sick also. So home Molly came. So far it seems that she’s escaped this awfulness.

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Fortunately I’m on an upswing and Maddy is already back to her old self but boy oh boy, it was a rough couple days. Nothing like being sick and having to take care of the entire household. But that’s what being a mom is, right? As awful as I felt as I was trying to manage to still take care of everything and everyone, Maddy made it all worthwhile with one sentence. This morning Maddy said to me, “Mommy, thank you for rescuing me and making me feel better.”  That little girl made my whole day. I’m so glad to know that I was able to make her feel safer during what was definitely a scary time for her.

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In the last two days I haven’t really eaten anything but now that I’m back to normal food is finally starting to look appetizing again. Especially this chocolate cake! This isn’t any chocolate cake though. This is red wine chocolate cake. For my version I used Quitapenas Malaga, a dessert wine that pairs nicely with cheeses, figs, orange, dates, and chocolate. It has notes of honey, caramel and raisin. I’ve had wines with chocolate before so why not wine in chocolate? You  can use any red wine you like. This cake is moist, has a deep, chocolate flavor and is paired with a slightly sweetened mascarpone whipped cream. This is easily one of the best cakes I’ve ever made and I would kill for a piece of it right now.

Need some more inspiration? Here are all the other decadent chocolate cakes made for BundtaMonth this month!

Chocolate Berry Bundt Cake by Heather from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks
Chocolate Bundt Cake with Balsamic Strawberry Sauce by Alice from Hip Foodie Mom
Chocolate Chobani Bundt Cake by Carrie from Poet In The Pantry
Chocolate Espresso Bundt Cake by Holly from A Baker’s House
Chocolate Mini Bundts with Matcha Flowers by Kim from Ninja Baking
Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Bundt Cake by Anita from Hungry Couple
Chocolate Rocky Road Bundt Cake by Tara from Noshing With The Nolands
Chocolate Turtle Bundt Cake by Kim from Cravings Of A Lunatic
Deep Chocolate Be Mine Bundt by Stacy from Food Lust People Love
Double Chocolate Swirled Bundt Cake by Laura from The Spiced Life
Chocolate Peanut Butter Layered Bundt Cake by Karen from In The Kitchen With KP
Red Wine Chocolate Bundt Cake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream by Kate from Food Babbles
Sour Cream Chocolate Bundt Cake by Renee from Magnolia Days
Quadruple Chocolate Bundt Cake by Dorothy from Shockingly Delicious
Vanilla and Chocolate Marble Bundt Cake by Anuradha from Baker Street
White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake by Paula from Vintage Kitchen

 

Here’s how you can be a part of Bundt-a-Month:

- Simple rule: Use chocolate – and bake us a Bundt for February

- Post it before February 28, 2013.

- Use the #BundtAMonth hashtag in your title. (For ex: title should read #BundtAMonth: Chocolate Cinnamon Bundt)

- Add your entry to the Linky tool below

- Link back to our announcement posts.

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Enjoy!

~K

Red Wine Chocolate Bundt Cake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

Red Wine Chocolate Bundt Cake with Mascarpone Whipped Cream

A deep chocolate cake with undertones of cinnamon and wine topped with sweetened mascarpone whipped cream.

Ingredients

    For The Cake
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For Whipped Cream
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup chilled heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

    Make the Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 10-cup bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray or grease and flour. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, melt the chocolate and set aside to cool to room temperature.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the brown sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and beat until combined. Add the cooled chocolate and mix until incorporated.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl. Pour in the wine, milk and vanilla extract. Beat on medium speed just until combined, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  6. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
  7. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in the pan before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Make Whipped Cream:
  9. In a medium bowl, whip together the mascarpone, heavy cream, sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form.

Notes

Adapted from Martha Stewart

http://foodbabbles.com/2013/02/red-wine-chocolate-bundt-cake/

{ 52 comments… read them below or add one }

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen February 2, 2013 at 8:13 am

Oh, this by far my favorite cake! I made a few chocolate cakes with red wine and I think they´re so amazing. But I never used this type of dessert wine, will have to try asap. By the way, the name of the wine is very fitting, considering that nasty virus, in spanish it means something like `sorrow remover´. I´m pinning this recipe!

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Kate February 3, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Thanks for the pin Paula! And I’m so happy to hear you like this cake so much!! You made my day.

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Carrie @ poet in the pantry February 2, 2013 at 8:49 am

Wine in the cake? That sounds about perfect! I’m so sorry about the norovirus. Some of that went around at work and you’re right, it’s crazy contagious. In fact, I remember an episode of it in our house when the kids were much younger and it’s so hard to take care of everyone when you feel like crud, too. You have my sympathies! Glad to hear you’re on the mend and your appetite is back!

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Kate February 3, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Thanks Carrie! It was really my favorite bundt so far. Thanks for the sympathy too!

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Renee February 2, 2013 at 9:00 am

I love eating chocolate when I’m drinking red wine. They pair so nicely together. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I can’t wait to bake it.
Glad you and your family are feeling better.

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Kate February 3, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Hope you enjoy this if you do bake it Renee! Thank you for the well wishes too.

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Terra February 2, 2013 at 9:32 am

I am a food safety inspector for my day job, so I totally understand what you went through. Foodborne illness is no joke, and all around horrible! I am so sorry to hear everyone was sick, I am glad to hear you all are on the upswing:-) I love the idea red wine in your chocolate bundt cake, it sounds amazing! I have never had that brand of wine, I will look for it, thank you for sharing! Sending big hugs, Terra

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Kate February 3, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Thanks Terra! I’m glad you liked this cake. And yes, this stomach virus was no joke at all. Ugh! So glad that’s all over. I hope to never experience that again.

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Stacy February 2, 2013 at 9:37 am

That was one nasty virus but I am glad you are all on the mend. Bless your little daughter for expressing her thanks so sweetly. That is one beautiful cake and I’ll bet the wine adds an unbelievable richness and depth to the chocolate!

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Kate February 3, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Thank you Stacy! The wine really was perfection in this cake. And oh my little girl, bless her heart. She’s such a sweetie when she wants to be.

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April @ The 21st Century Housewife February 2, 2013 at 9:57 am

I love your little girl’s comment about you rescuing her, that is lovely! Glad you are all feeling better. You cake sounds incredible. I have had cupcakes with red wine in them before, and I have a dessert wine that would be fabulous in your recipe. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe, and for introducing me to the Bundt a Month Club :)

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Kate February 3, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Thank you April! Ooo… cupcakes with red wine sound gooooood! I might have to experiment with that. Hope you’ll join in on BundtaMonth with us!

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Jennie @themessybakerblog February 2, 2013 at 10:51 am

That virus is a doozy. Glad to hear you’re feeling better. This cake looks amazing!

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Kate February 3, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Thank you Jennie!

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Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet February 2, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Oh no! So sorry to hear you guys were sick. I know what you mean about the whole household going down. Same here, if one get sick – the rest follows. But this cake! Oh my! I got this pan for my birthday last month and I have been itching to use it. I LOVE your red wine chocolate pairing for this cake. And it’s so gorgeous!!!

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Kate February 3, 2013 at 9:16 pm

It’s my new favorite pan! It makes everything look gorgeous with all those swirls. And thank you!! I’m so happy you like this cake!

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Ruthie February 2, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Thanks so much for linking up to my Super Saturday Show & Tell today! Beautiful photography… and I’m sure it’s to-die-for :) xoxo~ Ruthie

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Kate February 3, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Thank you for hosting Ruthie! And thank you for the compliment on my photography!!

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Tara February 2, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Glad you are feeling better and you were able to pull off this gorgeous bundt. I love it!

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Kate February 3, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Thank you Tara!

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Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom February 2, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Kate, your bundt is gorgeous!!! so pretty! I love your bundt pan! the cake is stunning. Seriously! And YOUR photos look great! you don’t need any pointers at all!
Love this post and wow, I am in awe that you even baked this month after being sick like that. I’m so glad you and your family are feeling better and love what your daughter said to you. So precious!

I’ve never baked with wine in my cake. . can’t wait to try this recipe!!

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Kate February 3, 2013 at 9:11 pm

I hope you like it if you make it Alice! And thank you so much for all your very kind words :)

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Lisa February 3, 2013 at 6:13 am

Kate..I’m so glad to hear you’re better now. I’ve never heard of the norovirus, but now that I’ve typed it..I’ll probably get it lol I was not sick..no colds..nothing, for 5 years. then, BOOM, I started catching everything under the sun! I think it’s cyclical. That said..beautiful bundt! I think I’m going to try and get one in this month (knock wood). I only hope it looks as gorgeous as yours, since I rarely make bundts. Here’s to no pan sticking, like my last one – all of those pretty bundt pan nooks and crannies! ARGH!

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Kate February 3, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Oh goodness! Well be careful Lisa because it is running rampant here in Jersey. I have NEVER been so sick in all my life! I hope you don’t get it. And thank you! I’m so happy you like this cake :) And good luck on yours! I have had plenty stick to the pan and break when coming out. You should get a Nordic Ware pan and some Bak-klene ZT spray. I haven’t had anything stick since making those two changes.

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Lisa February 3, 2013 at 6:15 am

I forgot to add..how cute and heart-melting what Maddy said to you, is. I’m not a Mommy yet..but I choked up just a wee bit ;D

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Kate February 3, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Oh I know! She melted my heart with that comment. It was so sweet

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Laura February 3, 2013 at 2:16 pm

I have been meaning to make a red wine chocolate cake for a while now. Yours is gorgeous. That pan is one of my favorites.

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Kate February 3, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Thank you Laura! And that pan is definitely going to be my favorite I think :) I have one more new one that I got for Christmas to try out too!

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ChristineM February 3, 2013 at 3:42 pm

good looking cake there Kate, never thought of red wine in a cake, so glad you are all feeling better, that is one nasty icky bug to get. Esp. the kids, your daughter’s comment of rescuing her was so cute!!!

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Kate February 3, 2013 at 9:05 pm

Aww, Maddy melted my heart with that comment. And yes, it was terrible! We were all so violently ill. I wish Maddy hadn’t gotten it and I am so glad Molly didn’t get it. Thank goodness!!

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Zhel January 25, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Just wanted to let you know I used coconut oil instead of butter in the cake, and it turned out great! My hubby made the comment the cake was one of the best desserts he has eaten and is truly decadent. We appreciate your website and fantastic recipes!

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Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories February 3, 2013 at 11:56 pm

Oh my gosh that photograph is simply beautiful.

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Kate February 4, 2013 at 10:33 am

Thank you Karen! I’m so glad you like it.

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Nina February 4, 2013 at 12:20 am

Wow I have never seen such a beautiful bundt cake…this is gorgeous:). I love the shape of your pan . Red wine and chocolate all the goodness in one cake!

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Kate February 4, 2013 at 10:34 am

Thank you so much Nina! I am so happy to hear you like this cake. It is so tasty!

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Nancy Pfeifer February 4, 2013 at 2:51 am

WOW! WOW!! This looks to die for! I am a first time visitor and so glad I found your blog. Following on FB too :)
I invite you to come link your ideas to my party every week- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/01/link-party-5.html
Nancy

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Kate February 4, 2013 at 10:34 am

Thanks for coming over and saying hello! I’m so happy you like this cake. I also look forward to checking out your link party! Thanks for the invite.

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angela@spinachtiger February 5, 2013 at 8:40 am

All of it is gorgeous. Where do I get the pan? this is pinned.

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Kate February 9, 2013 at 2:48 pm

I’m so happy you like this cake Angela! I got my pan at Williams-Sonoma. It’s a NordicWare pan and the cake practically slides right out of the pan. It’s my new favorite! As is this cake.

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Jamie February 6, 2013 at 4:46 am

Ugh yuck and I hope you all are over whatever it was. Being sick is terrible but having the whole family sick at once is the worst!

But to the cake – and what a cake! Stunning! And I am so intrigued by the addition of red wine that I have to make this myself!

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Kate February 9, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Fortunately, we are all well here again. It was a terrible ordeal but a quick one. I’m so delighted you like this cake. It’s one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy it!

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Angie February 11, 2013 at 11:25 pm

Must.Make.This.Cake. Oh my, it just looks so very wonderful! Thanks for the recipe! (I saw you over on Salt Tree).
Angie from http://www.marigoldmom.com

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Kate February 13, 2013 at 10:52 am

Thank you Angie! I’m so glad you like this. It really is one of my favorite cakes I’ve made to date.

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Rachel @{I Love} My Disorganized Life February 27, 2013 at 8:35 pm

I almost got this pan. SO wish I had, I love it! And this cake looks so good! Bundt cakes are my fav, so is mascarpone! How did you know?!

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Kate March 1, 2013 at 4:08 pm

It’s DEFINITELY my new favorite pan! It make every cake look like something special. And oh, that mascarpone whipped cream is spectacular with this cake! So happy to hear you like this cake.

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Nicole December 21, 2013 at 11:29 am

Have you tried making this with a drier red wine? I see in your recipe you say you can use any red but I wonder if a sweeter dessert style red (like you used) is best? Thanks!

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Kate December 23, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Actually, I have no tried using a dry red wine but now I’d be curious about the difference in taste. That being said, I don’t think you need a dessert wine but you’re probably right to stay away from a dry red wine. Hope you enjoy this!

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Karyn June 5, 2014 at 4:21 pm

How do you get the cake cut to make that cool spiral? Looked and looked for instructions. Tx…it’s gorgeous.

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Karyn June 5, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Oh, I googled it and see it is a special pan…sorry! jumped the proverbial gun!

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Kate June 15, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Yep! It’s my very favorite bundt pan. Always a show stopper!

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Louise July 16, 2014 at 6:58 am

What a divine cake. So easy to make. It smells divine. Just waiting now to dust with some icing sugar & serve with the mascarpone cream.

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Kate July 16, 2014 at 1:53 pm

I hope you enjoy it!

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